satara is a city in the Satara District of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It lies near the confluence of the Krishna and the Venna rivers. The city was established in the 16th century and has been named after the seven forts (sat-tara) found in and around the city. Satara is famous for its sweet called kandi pedhe. It is located at the base of the famous Ajinkyatara fort. There is a unique statue of Shivaji standing near a canon (instead of riding a horse) in Satara. The city has centuries-old ancient palaces called Juna Rajwada and Nava Rajwada that are famous for its majestic grandeur. The Thoseghar Waterfalls and the Vajrai Waterfall in the vicinity of the city are famous tourist attractions. This growing city has a population of around 1.2 lakh people. It is well connected to all other cities in the vicinity through road and railways.
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.