Gurgaon is an important and economically developed city in the Indian state of Haryana which falls within the territorial boundaries of the National Capital Region. It acts as a satellite city to the capital city of New Delhi. Its name was officially changed to Gurugram in 2016. Popularly referred to as the Millenium City, Gurgaon has witnessed rapid development over the past 30 years. It is one of the Indian cities with the highest per capita income. This planned and organized urban agglomerate is divided into 36 wards, which are further divided into blocks with many apartments and residential complexes. The main road through Gurgaon is the NH-8 expressway which joins Delhi to Jaipur. The city hosts the offices and outlets of 250 out of the Fortune 500 companies and it is a major haven for outsourcing and employment. The DLF Cyber City in Gurgaon is a large IT hub which hosts many of these offices. Famous educational institutions like the MDI Gurgaon, ITM University, The Shri Ram School are situated in Gurgaon. Entertainment and commercial centers such as Ambience Mall, Epicentre, etc. have opened up plentifully. The city is witnessing speedy urbanization and is on its way to becoming a leading financial and industrial hub.
Under the Companies Act of 1913, South Indian Bank was registered as a Private Limited Company and started operations on 29th January 1929 at Round South, Thrissur. South Indian Bank Limited is based at Thrissur in Kerala, India. It has 852 branches, four service branches,56 extension counters, and 20 Regional Offices spread across the states and union territories of India. Under Financial Inclusion till date, the bank has covered more than 100 villages and 15 urban centers and opened more than ten exclusive FLC Centres in the bank premises, which spreads across the states of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Chhattisgarh. SIB has appointed direct Business Correspondents in the allocated rural areas under the supervision of a team of officers in the FIP Cell - Head Office. Recently "KIOSK Banking Model" is introduced by the bank as Financial Inclusion Initiative in collaboration with Akshaya e-centres in Kerala state through the software service provider - M/s Tata Consultancy services. The kiosk is a kind of banking model for people who are living in areas where banking facilities are not available so that they can avail necessary banking facilities from a nearby service center or Business Correspondent Office without visiting a regular bank branch. Basic banking needs of the public like the opening of an account, deposit and withdrawal of cash, etc. can be availed from these common service center/BC Office.