Jhansi is a famous and historic city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is located in Bundelkhand, between River Pahuj and Betwa, towards the extreme south of the state. The city of Jhansi serves as the administrative headquarters of both the Jhansi district and the Jhansi division. The city of Jhansi was earlier a walled town known by the name of Balwantnagar. It was ruled by the Marathas for a long time and Rani Lakshmi Bai was the celebrated empress of Jhansi who brought the region into the limelight. The city is known for its offerings to tourism - the historical Jhansi Fort attracts a lot of visitors apart from the Government Museum of Jhansi, the Rani Mahal, and several other temples. The city is well connected to all the major neighboring cities through railway and road. Apart from some prestigious colleges and universities like Bundelkhand University, Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Government Polytechnic Jhansi, etc., Jhansi also has two well-acclaimed research institutes - Indian Grassland & Fodder Research Institute and Central Agro-Forestry Research Institute.
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.