Bank of Baroda is an Indian state-owned banking and financial services company headquartered in Vadodara (earlier known as Baroda) in Gujarat, India. It is the second-largest bank in India, after State Bank of India, and offers a range of banking products and financial services to corporate and retail customers through its branches and through its specialised subsidiaries and affiliates. During FY 2012-13, Its total business was INR 8,021 billion. In addition to its headquarters in its home state of Gujarat, it has a corporate headquarters in the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai.
It has been a long and eventful journey of almost a century across 25 countries. Starting in 1908 from a small building in Baroda to its new hi-rise and hi-tech Baroda Corporate Centre in Mumbai, is a saga of vision, enterprise, financial prudence and corporate governance.
It is a story scripted in corporate wisdom and social pride. It is a story crafted in private capital, princely patronage and state ownership. It is a story of ordinary bankers and their extraordinary contribution in the ascent of Bank of Baroda to the formidable heights of corporate glory. It is a story that needs to be shared with all those millions of people - customers, stakeholders, employees & the public at large - who in ample measure, have contributed to the making of an institution.
Based on 2012 data, it is ranked 715 on Forbes Global 2000 list. BoB has total assets in excess of INR 3.58 trillion, a network of 4913 branches in India, and over 2000 ATMs.
The bank was founded by the Maratha, Maharaja of Baroda, H. H. Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad III on 20 July 1908 in the Princely State of Baroda, in Gujarat. The bank, along with 13 other major commercial banks of India, was nationalised on 19 July 1969, by the Government of India and has been designated as a profit-making public sector undertaking (PSU).
Bank of Baroda is one of the Big Four banks of India, along with State Bank of India, ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank.