Canara Bank's logo

Indian Banks: The History of Canara Bank

Canara Bank History

This bank was founded at Dongarakeri in Mangalore as the ‘Canara Bank Hindu Permanent Fund’ in 1906, by late Shri Ammembal Subba Rao Pai, a philanthropist. The fund grew into a limited company as ‘Canara Bank Ltd.’ in 1910 and became Canara Bank in 1969 after nationalization.

Canara Bank old logo
Canara Bank’s old logo
Ammembal Subba Rao Pai, founder, Canara Bank
Ammembal Subba Rao Pai, founder, Canara Bank

The brand identity for Canara Bank is based on the idea of a bond and is a representation of the close ties between the Bank and its many stakeholders – from customers and employees to investors, institutions and society at large.

Canara Bank's logo
Canara Bank’s logo

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