Awards And Achievements

Awards/Accolades Received during 2018-19

  • Central Vigilance Commission has awarded Canara Bank with ‘Vigilance Excellence Award-Outstanding’ under Category ‘Timely Completion of Disciplinary Proceedings’ for the year 2018


Awards/Accolades Received during 2017-18

  • Received Master card Innovation Award for Canara International Prepaid card under prepaid segment.
  • “Rupay Special” award for being the highest Rupay card issuing bank by NPCI.
  • VISA Award on crossing a key milestone on issuance of 1.35 crore VISA debit card.
  • Bagged FINNOVITI award for Innovation for CANDI Branch.
  • ASSOCHAM Social Banking Excellence Awards 2017 for Governmnet Sponsored Schemes and Runner-up for Agriculture Banking in the Large Bank Class.
  • Golden Peacock Award 2017 for Corporate Social Responsibility from Institute of Directors, New Delhi.
  • Skoch Technologies Growth 2017 for “CANDI”, digital branch.
  • Excellent Customer Service Award’ at the 5th SME Excellence 2017 by ASSOCHAM,.
  • Best CIO of the Year ” by Computer Society of India for “CANDI” an ambitious digital banking project of the Bank in the “IT Innovation & Excellence Awards2017”
  • Skoch Smart Security awards 2017 for “SIEM” tool.
  • Dun and BradStreet Award for 2016-17 adjudging as Best Public Sector Bank –Priority Sector Lending Bank. Consecutively third time (2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17) Bank has been receiving this Award.
  • Certificate of Excellence for exemplary leadership in promoting RSETIs and Certificate of Excellence for RUDSETI for FY15 & FY16.


Awards/Accolades Received during 2016-17

  • Golden Peacock Award 2016 under CSR activities.
  • MSME Excellence Award 2017 by Federation of Industrial Trade and Services (FITS)
  • ASSOCHAM Social Banking Excellence Awards 2016.
  • CSR Leadership Awards 2016 for Best CSR Practices by World CSR Congress
  • Corporate Vigilance Excellence Award 2016-17 in Banking Sector, consecutively for the 4th year, instituted by M/s Institute of Public Enterprise.
  • Indy Wood CSR Excellence Award, 2016, for outstanding achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by Indywood Film Carnival.
  • SME Excellence Award for Best SME lending during 2015-16 by ASSOCHAM.
  • FICCI CSR AWARD- Social Responsible Bank under Women empowerment for 2016.
  • “Star Performer Award 2016” in the 31st Depository Participant Conference.
  • Award for excellence, 1st position in MSE lending for FY14 and FY15 by Government of India.
  • “SKOCH ORDER OF MERIT” and “SKOCH SILVER” Awards for Bancassurance & Empower UPI Mobile App during the 46th Skoch Summit.
  • Indy Wood CSR Excellence Award, 2016, for outstanding achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by Indywood Film Carnival.
  • 4th SME excellence award by ASSOCHAM.
  • National Award for excellence in lending to Micro Enterprises, 1st position for FY14 and 2nd Position for FY15 by Government of India.
  • Best bank Award under PMEGP, South Zone in the field of Khadi and Village Industries for FY14 and FY15 by Government of India.
  • Received “MasterCard Innovation Award” for Canara International Travel Prepaid Card under Prepaid segment.
  • RuPay Special Award for being the highest RuPay Card Issuing Bank by NPCI.
  • “Visa Award” on crossing a key milestone on issuance of 1.35 Crore Visa Debit card.
  • Dun & Bradstreet Award, 2016, for being the best Public Sector Bank under Priority Sector Lending and Retail Growth Performance.
  • ‘Best Strategy in HR’ & ‘Training Excellence’ – Gold Awards, in 6th Annual Greentech HR Award 2016.
  • ‘SKOCH Order of Merit’ Award for initiatives under Financial Inclusion.
  • ‘Special Award for the Best Financial Institution-Gold’ for 7th year in succession by Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI).





1st July 1906

Canara Hindu Permanent Fund Ltd. formally registered with a capital of 2000 shares of 50/- each, with 4 employees.


Canara Hindu Permanent Fund renamed as Canara Bank Limited


14 major banks in the country, including Canara Bank, nationalized on July 19


1000th branch inaugurated


Overseas branch at London inaugurated, Cancard (the Bank’s credit card) launched


Takeover of Lakshmi Commercial Bank Limited and Commissioning of Indo Hong Kong International Finance Limited (now a full fledged branch)


Canbank Mutual Fund & Canfin Homes launched


Canbank Venture Capital Fund started


Canbank Factors Limited, the factoring subsidiary launched


Became the first Bank to articulate and adopt the directive principles of “Good Banking”.


Became the first Bank to be conferred with ISO 9002 certification for one of its branches in Bangalore


Opened a 'Mahila Banking Branch', first of its kind at Bangalore, for catering exclusively to the financial requirements of women clientele.


Maiden IPO of the Bank


Launched Internet Banking Services


100% Branch computerization


Entered 100th Year in Banking Service. Launched Core Banking Solution in select branches. Number One Position in Aggregate Business among Nationalized Banks.


Retained Number One Position in Aggregate Business among Nationalized Banks. Signed MoUs for Commissioning Two JVs in Insurance and Asset Management with international majors viz., HSBC (Asia Pacific) Holding and Robeco Groep N.V respectively.


Launching of New Brand Identity. Incorporation of Insurance and Asset Management JVs. Launching of 'Online Trading' portal. Launching of a ‘Call Centre’. Switchover to Basel II New Capital Adequacy Framework.


The Bank crossed the coveted 3 lakh crore in aggregate business. The Bank’s 3rd foreign branch at Shanghai commissioned.


The Bank’s aggregate business crossed 4 lakh crore mark.
Net profit of the Bank crossed 3000 crore. The Bank’s branch network crossed the 3000 mark.


The Bank’s aggregate business crossed 5 lakh crore mark. Net profit of the Bank crossed 4000 crore. 100% coverage under Core Banking Solution. The Bank’s 4th foreign branch at Leicester and a Representative office at Sharjah, UAE, opened. The Bank raised 1993 crore under QIP. Govt. holding reduced to 67.72% post QIP.


Total number of branches reached 3600. The Bank’s 5th foreign branch at Manama, Bahrain opened.


Highest Dividend of 130% paid for the year


1027 branches and 2786 ATMs opened during the year. Global business crossed the 7 lakh crore milestone. Switchover to Basel III New Capital Adequacy Framework. Branch Network and Atms increased to 4755 branches and 6312 ATMs.


Global Business of the Bank crossed 8 lakh crore.


The Bank’s 8th foreign branch at DIFC (Dubai) opened.


Branch network crossed 6000 milestones.
Total number branches rose to 6083.
Canara Bank (Tanzania) Ltd., a foreign subsidiary, opened.


Global Business of the Bank crossed 9 lakh crore.