Kollam, formerly known as Desinganadu, is an old seaport and a thriving city in the Indian state of Kerala. It is a port city along the Laccadive Sea coast. Mar Sabor, an East Syriac bishop, had founded the Kollam Port. The city is situated on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake. In ancient times, Kollam had a strong commercial relationship with the Chinese. Kollam city ranks 5th in the country and 3rd in Kerala in terms of per capita income and economic performance. The port city has an excellent export background. Fishing and dairy farming largely contribute to the citys economy. The government is about to establish a fishing harbor in the vicinity of the city in order to increase the fish production. Fisheries, hatcheries, turkey and poultry farms are also plentiful in the city. The city also has a rich mineral base. The sands on the beaches and the entire area has a good amount of heavy minerals such as Ilmenite, Monosite, Rutile and Zircon, which can be used for industrial purposes. There are limestone deposits and bauxite in and around the city. Kollam is often called the "Cashew Capital of the World", as the city is noted for its traditional cashew business. This city is a microcosm of Kerala and its residents are from various religious, ethnic and linguistic groups.
The Union Bank of India was incorporated on 11th November 1919 with its headquarters in Mumbai. In the year 1921, The Head Office of the Bank in Mumbai was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. The Bank has a presence of over 4200+ branches across India. The core values of bank management are reflected in the fact that the bank has shown an exponential profit growth in last 96 years of its working. The Union Bank has been playing a very proactive role in the economic growth of India. It extends credit to meet the requirements of different sectors of the economy such as Industries, exports, trading, agriculture, infrastructure. Along with that, there are individual sectors in which the bank has given credit to influence economic growth and to earn from a well-diversified portfolio of assets. The resources of the bank are mobilized through Term Deposits, Current, Savings, and through refinance and borrowings from abroad. The Union Bank consists of large customer base of over 5.7 crores. On the technology front, the Bank has been an early adopter of technology due to which 100% of its branches are computerized. Shri Rajkiran Rai G. is the current Managing Director and CEO of the bank.