Kottayam is a prosperous city in the Indian state of Kerala. The city functions as the administrative capital and headquarter of the Kottayam district. Kottayam was previously known as ?Cottayam? and ?Cotym? during the British rule. Kottayam is situated on the banks of the Meenachil River. Kottayam is known to be is one of the main centers of literature; it is hence known as the Akshara Nagari or the Land of Letters. Many Malayalam daily newspapers such as Deepika, Malayala Manorama and Mangalam had started in Kottayam and are headquartered in the city. Kottayam houses the headquarters of The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. Various missionaries and the Christian churches established many educational institutions in and around the city during the British period. This city is often referred to as Chuvarchithra Nagari or the City of Murals. Domestic tourism has incredibly increased in Kottayam for its beautiful lakes and scenic hilly locations. Kottayam is a major producer or later and a trading center of natural rubber in India. It is the greatest contributor to the citys economy. The cultivation and trade of spices also boost the economy of Kottayam considerably. Kottayam experiences a moderate and pleasant climate with seasonal high levels of humidity.
the KVB bank primarily operates in the treasury, corporate/retail banking segments and wholesale banking. It provides services such as personal, agricultural banking, corporate, and services to NRIs and MSME. It is based in Karur, Tamil Nadu. Its a private-sector bank, set up by M. A. Venkatarama Chettiar and Athi Krishna Chettiar in 1916. The KVB offer services like corporate loans, multicity current account, Demat account, and general insurance among others under corporate banking The bank offers housing loan, personal loan, insurance, and fixed deposits among others under private banking. The schemes supplied by KVB under agricultural banking includes Green Harvester, Green Trac, and KVB Happy Kisan among others. The bank offers products such as MSME Cash, Vendor Bill Discounting among others. In FY16, it introduced many initiatives like an e-book, reloadable cards, Kisan credit cards, automatic passbook kiosk, etc. The recent action is the introduction of a fast tag and UPI based payment system. As of Dec 2017, total business volume was 1,00,000+ crore. As on 1 July 2018, the bank had increased branches and ATMs during the year thus accounting the total number to 798 branches and 1,780 plus ATMs and 505 cash deposit machines.