Top 10 Government Banks in India

The banking sector of a country is very important to build and decide the economy of the country. India is a developing nation and the banking system is very important for a developing country. The banking sector helps the country to go forward as it provides loans to farmers, industries as well as the individual. 

The banking system in India existing for a long time and has gone through many reforms over time. There are many public sectors or government banks in India which are working currently. 

Here is the list of some top government banks in India, check out the details below:

  1. State bank of India: 


 It is the largest public sector bank in India and also has the largest market share of around 23 percent. The existence of the State Bank of India goes way back to 1955, it was the time where the Government of India acquired the imperial bank and renamed it as state bank of India.  The headquarters of the State Bank of India is located in Mumbai. It has assets worth more than 750 billion dollars. It has branches in more than 35 other countries. 

  1. Punjab National Bank: 

In the British ruled the Indian economy was used heavily to run British banks and companies and India was left with a small amount of interest from their own capital. It was the time when Raj Mool Raj decided to come up with the idea of a national bank. 

Formally known as PNB was established in May 1894 and it officially started working in April 1895. The PNB is ranked 717 in Forbes global and Ranks 6 in Forbes Indian banks. It is also a large bank that has more than 7000 branches across India.

  1. Bank of Baroda: 

Known as BOB was established in 1908 by Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad and within the first two years the first branch of BOB was established in Ahmadabad and since then BOB has grown immensely. Bank of Baroda has more than 9500 branches across India and it is serving more than 120 million customers across the globe. 

  1. Canara Bank: 

The bank was found in 1906 and was known as a Hindu permanent fund but later in 1910, the name was changed to Canara bank limited. In 70 years since its existence, Canara bank had more than 1000 branches in different countries. The bank has more than 6000 branches across India with ranked 4th largest bank of India.

  1. Union Bank of India: 

The bank was founded in 1919 as a private firm that became the public sector in 1969 and since then it has grown even further. The bank has more than 4300 branches across India and several branches in other countries. 

  1. Bank of India: 

It is one of the top five public sector banks of India. The Bank of India has more than 5500 branches across India and more than 50 branches in other countries. 

  1. Indian Bank: 

It is the seventh-largest bank in India and started operating in August 1907. It is an ISO-certified bank and has more than 21000 employees across India. Recently it was merged with Allahabad bank

  1. The central bank of India: 

It is the 8th largest bank in India with more than 4600 branches across India and it has assets worth more than 68 billion dollars.

  1. Indian Overseas Bank:

Based in Chennai, this public sector bank has 6 foreign and 3,400 domestic branches.

  1. UCO Bank:

Established in 1943, it was formerly known as United Commercial Bank.  This is a major commercial bank in India. It ranked 1860 on Forbes global list on 2014 data. It has headquartered in Kolkata

These banks provide many facilities and loan offers that help carries your emergency cash burden. You can check out the official websites of these banks and choose the best one to get your account opened, so go for it.



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