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Union Bank of India
Founded11 November 1919; 102 years ago (1919-11-11) in Mumbai
FounderSeth Sitaram Poddar[1]
HeadquartersUnion Bank Bhavan, 239, Vidhan Bhavan Marg, Nariman Point, ,
Number of locations
9,316 branches
12,957 ATMs[3] (March 2021)
Key people
Rajkiran Rai G.
(MD & CEO)[4]
ServicesConsumer banking, corporate banking, finance and insurance, investment banking, mortgage loans, private banking, wealth management
RevenueIncrease 80,104.19 crore (US$11 billion)[3] (FY21)
Increase 19,259 crore (US$2.5 billion)[3] (FY21)
Increase 2,905.97 crore (US$380 million)[3] (FY21)
AUM923,805 crore (US$120 billion) (FY21)[3]
Total assetsIncrease 1,071,705.84 crore (US$140 billion)[3] (FY21)
Total equityIncrease 64,068.44 crore (US$8.4 billion)[5] (FY21)
OwnerGovernment of India (89.07%)[3]
Number of employees
78,202[3] (FY21)
Capital ratio12.56% (March 2021)[3]

Union Bank of India, commonly referred to as Union Bank or UBI, is an Indian government-owned bank with 120+ million customers and a total business of US$106 billion.[6] After the amalgamation with Corporation Bank and Andhra Bank, which came into effect on 1 April 2020, the amalgamated entity became the one of the largest PSU bank in terms of branch network with around 9500 branches. Four of these are located overseas in Hong Kong, Dubai, Antwerp, and Sydney. UBI also has representative offices at Shanghai, Beijing and Abu Dhabi. UBI operates in the United Kingdom through its wholly owned subsidiary, Union Bank of India (UK). The bank has a network of 9300+ domestic branches, 11800+ ATMs, 8216+ Business Correspondent Points serving over 120 million customers with 77000+ employees.[7]


A 2018 stamp dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Union Bank of India
A 2018 stamp dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Union Bank of India

Union Bank of India was established on 11 November 1919 in Bombay (now Mumbai) by Seth Sitaram Poddar.[1] The bank's corporate office was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. At the time of India's independence in 1947, the bank had four branches – three in Mumbai and one in Saurashtra in trade centres.[8] By the time the Indian government nationalized UBI in 1969, it had 240 branches. In 1975, it acquired Belgaum Bank, a private sector bank established in 1930 that had itself merged in a bank in 1964, the Shri Jadeya Shankarling Bank (Bijapur; incorporated on 10 May 1948). In 1985, it acquired Miraj State Bank, which had been established in 1929, and which had 26 branches. In 1999, UBI acquired Sikkim Bank with its eight branches.

UBI expanded internationally in 2007 with the opening of offices in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and in Shanghai, China.[9] In 2008, it established a branch in Hong Kong.[10] In 2009, Union Bank opened a representative office in Sydney, Australia.[11][citation needed]

On 30 August 2019, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank would be merged into Union Bank of India. The proposed merger would make Union Bank the fifth largest public sector bank in the country with assets of 14.59 lakh crore (US$190 billion) and 9,609 branches.[12][13] The Board of Directors of Andhra Bank approved the merger on 13 September.[14][15] The Union Cabinet approved the merger on 4 March, and it was completed on 1 April 2020.[16]


See also


  1. ^ a b "Profile". Union Bank of India. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Central Office". Union Bank of India. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Annual Report 2020-21" (PDF). Union Bank of India. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  4. ^ "List of Directors". Union Bank of India. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Union Bank of India Ltd. Financial Statements".
  6. ^ "FY2020 Financial Results" (PDF).
  7. ^ "Profile | Union Bank of India". Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  8. ^ "Union Bank of India turns 100". The Hindu BusinessLine. 13 November 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Union Bank of India furthers China presence". The Economic Times. 13 September 2007. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Union Bank open Hong Kong branch". Business Standard. 2 August 2008. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Union Bank of India to open three overseas branches this fiscal".
  12. ^ "Bank Merger News: Government unveils mega bank mergers to revive growth from 5-year low | India Business News - Times of India". The Times of India. PTI. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  13. ^ Staff Writer (30 August 2019). "10 public sector banks to be merged into four". Mint. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Andhra Bank board okays merger with UBI". The Hindu. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Andhra Bank board okays merger with Union Bank of India". The Economic Times. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  16. ^ Ghosh, Shayan (5 March 2020). "Three banks announce merger ratios". Livemint. Retrieved 6 March 2020.