Orai is located in the Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh. This city functions as the district headquarters of the Jalaun district in the Jhansi division of the state. The NH-27 passes through Orai, which is midway between Jhansi and Kanpur. Orai is believed to have been named after a saint - Rishi Uddalak who is worshipped in the area. Orai was ruled by the Rajputs, the Chandels, the Mughals, the Marathas and many other regional rulers. Orai became a scene of much violence during the Great Revolt of 1857. The residents of the area who were in the 53rd Native Infantry deserted their officers and rebelled against them as soon as they came to know of the rising in Kanpur. Orai witnessed major changes after 1990 when industries were introduced to the area. HUL, Sun India Pharmacy and several other companies opened their units in and around Orai. The city was further developed as schools and colleges were established, roads were built and the infrastructure was improved. A predominantly dry area, Orai is watered by the Bethwa Canal that supports the production of grain, oil-seeds, cotton and ghee which are exported. The city has more than 2 lakh residents and they speak in Hindi.
The City Union Bank was incorporated in the year 1904. In the year 1990, the bank has introduced computerization, and all the branches were computerized. The bank had an agreement with TCS for entering the Core Banking Solutions. The City Union Bank has installed ATMs at selected centers from where the users could check their account balance, withdraw cash and obtain account statements. The City Union Bank attained a license from the IRDA for selling insurance products and providing other value-added products. The bank entered into memorandum with LIC for selling insurance products. To function as a depository participant, the bank obtained the license under National Securities Depository Limited. The digital banking services of City Bank Union consists of Chatbot facility or Ask Lakhshmi, Passbook printing kiosk, Internet and mobile banking, CUB Virtual Credit Card facility and Cheque clearing kiosk. In 2016-17, it was awarded as the IRDBT Banking Technology Excellence Award of the year for cybersecurity and defense among the small banks.