Karnataka Bank is a major banking institution based in the coastal city of Mangaluru in Karnataka, India. The Reserve Bank of India has designated Karnataka Bank as an A1+-class scheduled commercial bank.
The bank now has a national presence with a network of some 678 branches and above 1000 ATM's across 21 states and two Union territories. It has over 6084 employees and 6.7 million customers, including farmers and artisans in villages and small towns throughout the country. Its shares are entirely privately owned by some 1,29,862 shareholders
The total business turnover of the Bank was ₹ 75,087 crore as on 31st December 2014, an increase of 12.51% over the preceding year. The total assets of the Bank increased from ₹ 41526.38 crore to ₹ 47028.80 crore recording a growth of 13.25% for the year 2013-14
Karnataka Bank has been striving to keep pace with advances in banking technology by adopting core banking and Internet banking, and establishing its "MoneyPlant" [900+ automated teller machine] system.
The bank has the Best Bank Award for "Managing IT Risk" under small bank category for the year 2010-11, instituted by Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT). Shri Anand Sinha, deputy governor, Reserve Bank of India and chairman, IDRBT presented the award to Shri P. Jayarama Bhat, managing director at a function held in Hyderabad on 4 August 2011 in the presence of Shri B. Sambamurthy, director, IDRBT.
In August 2008, Karnataka Bank received the Sun and NDTV Green IT Award. Sun Microsystems and NDTV gave the award to in recognition of the bank's "green policies" and use of earth-friendly technology such as solar power