The Catholic Syrian Bank Limited (CSB) is one of the oldest private sector banks in India. Its headquarters in Thrissur, Kerala, India. The bank has Chairman Mr. T S Anantharaman and M.D and CEO as Mr. CVR Rajendran. It was established in the year 1920 getting inspired by the Swadeshi movement to have a Swadeshi bank in India leading to an establishment of the Catholic Syrian Bank. It was started a business on January 1st, 1921 with a capital of Rs. 5 Lakhs and a paid-up capital of Rs. 45270/-.
The bank initially was focused within Kerala later in 1960, due to the crash of some banks, some small banks are amalgamated with bigger banks. In 1964-65, Catholic bank took part in taking over the assets and liabilities of five small/medium sized banks in Kerala. More than 75% of the clients belong to small and economically weaker strata of society. The bank has its 80% of branches in rural and semi-urban areas. The bank has 430 branches and more than 240 ATMs spread over across India.
Catholic Syrian Bank services include-Accounts-Insta Banking, Loan-Retail Loans-Gold Loan, Home Loan, Base Rate/ Service Charges, Forex, Insurance, Investments, GST, Digital Access, Visa Card Registration, Value Added Service, NRI Banking, Agri/FI Banking SME Banking, Corporate Banking.