Hyderabad is a flourishing Indian city that is steadily proceeding towards the pinnacle of growth and development. Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana state, was the erstwhile capital city of Andhra Pradesh. However, Telangana broke off from the state of Andhra Pradesh in 2014 and since then Hyderabad has served as the de jure capital of AP till the time the AP government is ready with a capital city of their own. Often referred to as the City of Lakes or the City of Pearls, the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad have flourished along the banks of the Musi River and is home to a myriad historical relic from the Nizami era. This fourth most populous city is situated on the hilly terrain of the Deccan plateau amidst aplenty artificial lakes - Hussain Sagar Lake being the most popular one. Amidst the scorching summers and comfortable winters, Hyderabad presents to its tourists a plethora of historic charms in the Golconda Fort, the Salarjung Museum, the famous Charminar, the Falaknuma Palace and a handful of old bazaars of Hyderabad that have been glorified through verses by great poets like Sarojini Naidu. Tourists flock to Hyderabad to try the famously mouth-watering delicacies like the Hyderabadi Biryani and Haleem.
The government owns 63.44% of the share capital of Union Bank of India making it one of the largest government-owned bank. As on 30 September 2015, the Union Bank had a network of 6909 ATMs. The online telebanking facility of UBI is available to all the Core Banking Customers, either individual or corporate. UBI had 4214 branches, as of September 2016. Out of them, four bank branches are outside India in Hong Kong, Antwerp, and Sydney (Australia) Dubai International Financial Centre. The representative offices of UBI are at Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Beijing. The Union Bank of India (Union Bank) was registered as a limited company in Mumbai on 11 November 1919, and Mahatma Gandhi inaugrated it. The Union Bank of India had only four branches - three in Mumbai and one in Saurashtra at the time of Independence in 1947. After Independence, the growth of UBI was accelerated, and the Indian Government nationalized it in 1969. It had 240 branches by that time. The Union Bank of India acquired Belgaum Bank shortly after nationalization. The UBI bought the Miraj State Bank in 1985. In 1999 the Union Bank was requested by the RBI to acquire Sikkim Bank in a rescue after extensive irregularities had been discovered at the non-scheduled bank.