The Federal Bank Limited is a major Indian commercial bank in the private sector, headquartered at Aluva, Kochi, Kerala. It is the fourth largest bank in India in terms of capital base. As of 29 October 2014, Federal Bank has 1216 branches spread across 24 states and 1449 ATMs across the country. Its balance-sheet stood at Rs 1.03 trillion as of end March 2014 and its net profit stood at Rs 839 crore for the full fiscal year.Between 1963 and 1970, Federal Bank took over Chalakudy Public Bank (est. 20 July 1929 in Chalakudy), Cochin Union Bank (est. 1963) in Trichur, Alleppey Bank (est 1964; Alappuzha), St. George Union Bank (est. 1965) in Puthenpally, and Marthandam Commercial Bank (est. 1968) in Thiruvananthapuram. In 1970, Federal Bank became a scheduled commercial bank and came out with its initial public offering in 1994.
In January 2008, Federal Bank opened its first overseas representative office in Abu Dhabi.
In August 2013, Federal Bank introduced FedBook, the first electronic passbook launched by any bank in India. FedBook is a mobile app through which customers can view their passbook details.
Federal Bank was the principal sponsor of Kochi Tuskers Kerala . The tickets for KTK's home matches were sold through Federal bank branches and their website. Federal Bank was the perfect banking partner of Micromax ODI Cricket Series 2012 played between India and Sri Lanka in July–August, 2012. See also
Linking of Aadhaar
As Government of India has decided to introduce 'Direct Cash Transfer' (DCT) of various welfare schemes directly to beneficiaries' bank account which is linked with Aadhaar Number w.e.f. 1 January 2013, Federal Bank customers can link their Aadhaar account.