Vellore is a city as well as the administrative headquarters of the Vellore District of Tamil Nadu. It is a part of Tondaimandalam or Tondai Nadu. Located beside River Palar, Vellore has been ruled by various rulers such as the Pallavas, the Cholas, the Vijayanagar Empire, the Rashtrakutas, the Carnatic kingdom and the British. Legend says that the region housed many Velan (or Babul) trees, which gave the name "Vellore" to the city. The city of Vellore is the stronghold of the Arcot Mudaliars population. The other largest communities in the city are the Balija Naidus and the Muslims. The city has four zones that are further sub-divided into 60 wards for civic administration. Vellore is being developed into a smart city as per PM Narendra Modis Smart Cities Mission. Vellore is the home to two of Indias top educational institutions - Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) and Christian Medical College & Hospital. The city is a major center for medical tourism in the country as people from all over the country travel to Vellore to seek various treatments. Moreover, Vellore is the top exporter of leather products in the country. The countrys biggest explosives manufacturing company is located in Vellore. It is called the Tamil Nadu Explosives Limited (TEL). The Vellore Fort, Srilakshmi Golden Temple and Sri Jalakandeswarar Temple are few of the places worth visiting in Vellore.
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.