Thane is a city in the northwestern side of Maharashtra, around 25 kilometers away from Mumbai. Just like Mumbai, Thane experiences a humid tropical climate with heavy rainfall during monsoon. An immediate neighbor of Mumbai, Thane, is an extremely populous urban agglomeration with nearly two million residents. It is a part of the huge Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Being more of a residential city, the people of Thane mostly work in the service sector of the Mumbai Metropolitan area. Thane generates the fifth largest GDP in the state. Thane holds great records of history. Indias first railroad was laid in Thane and it was the terminus for Asias first ever passenger train which was inaugurated on 6th April 1853. The train connected a stretch of 34 kilometers from Thane to Colaba. The city has rapidly developed and is now well-connected with several neighboring suburbs and other cities through railways as well as roadways. With a handsome share of skyscrapers and plenty of amenities, Thane has become one of the most well-developed and well-planned cities in Maharashtra. Thane provides a great number of opportunities as well as a lifestyle similar to Mumbais. Thane is away from the cacophony of Mumbais city life, yet it is near enough to feel Mumbais lively vibes.
The Vijaya Bank was founded by a group of farmers under the leadership of A. B. Shetty on 23 October 1931, in Mangaluru, Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka State. It was named Vijaya Bank since it was found on the auspicious Vijayadashami Day. During the economic chaos created out of the Great Depression of 192730, Shetty approached some eminent personalities to start a bank with the aim of providing credit facilities at a lower rate of interest to the farmers for cultivating their lands and preventing them from falling in the grasp of money lenders. On 23 October 1931, Mr.Shetty involved 14 leaders and established Vijaya Bank. The bank had an authorized capital of ?Five lakh and an issued capital of ?Two lakh in the beginning. Being a retail bank, its topline growth has come from the retail segments. Retail advances of the bank constitute 30% of the gross credit. The Bank has been actively working with the agenda of financial inclusion. The bank has been started with the objective of financial empowerment and providing banking services to the rural masses. The Vijaya bank has also opened Basic Savings Bank Accounts under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and provided Rupay debit cards to all the account holders. The bank participated in promoting social security schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, and Atal Pension Yojana.