Vizag or Vishakhapatnam is not only a popular tourist destination but also the largest and one of the most popular cities in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Vizag has a natural harbor and the oldest shipyard in the country. The cargo port at Visakhapatnam is one of the busiest in India. This Port city is considered as a jewel on the eastern coast of India and it is a prized territory of the Andhra Pradesh government. The financial capital of the state is located in Vishakhapatnam, thus increasing the importance of the city. Vizag offers a rich and ancient culture and the lip-smacking dishes of authentic Andhra cuisine alongside a feel of a modern developing city. Vishakhapatnam is a harmonious amalgam of the enchanting past and the bustling present, along with a breathtaking panoramic view of beautiful golden beaches, lofty hills with cliffs, lush green fields, verdurous valleys and splendid monuments. Vizag has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country that offer scenic beauty of a picturesque landscape. The Ramakrishna beach and the Rushikonda beach get visitors from all over the nation. This city has witnessed waves of development after the separation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as the AP government is working hard to transform the city into a smart city.
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.