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State Bank of Travancore

State Bank of Travancore (SBT) is a major banking and financial services provider in Kerala. The bank is headquartered in Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram. The bank offers a range of credit cards, loans, savings and investment vehicles to its customers.

About State Bank of Travancore

State Bank of Travancore was founded in 1945 and it is a subsidiary of the State Bank Group. It is the best public sector bank in Kerala. The products and services offered by State Bank of Travancore in India fulfill the need of a huge clientele and some of these products are targeted at citizens of Kerala who are working outside India.

SBT started its journey way back in 1945. It became a part of the State Bank Group by way of the SBI Subsidiary Banks Act 1959. The State Bank Group is currently the biggest banking group in India. At the time of its inception, the name of SBT was Travancore Bank Ltd. The bank presently has 726 branches and 460 ATMs throughout 16 states in India of which 584 branches are based in Kerala. The ATM network of SBT is also the biggest ATM network in Kerala.

SBT is known all over India for its dedicated services spanning over 60 years. The bank has launched state-of-the-art technology by implementing 100% core banking solution. State Bank of Travancore also played a key role in the area of social responsibility by organizing rehabilitation programs and free medical camps, assisting orphanages, distributing free wheelchairs, supporting the student community and setting up environment-friendly smoke-free branches.

Banks taken over by State Bank of Travancore

During 1959-1965, SBT took over many private and small banks in Kerala which include the following:

  1. Travancore Forward Bank
  2. Indo-Mercantile Bank
  3. Bank of New India
  4. Kottayam Orient Bank
  5. Cochin Nayar Bank
  6. Vasudeva Vilasom Bank
  7. Champakulam Catholic Bank
  8. Latin Christian Bank
  9. Chaldean Syrian Bank
  10. Bank of Alwaye

State Bank of Travancore products and services

The wide array of products and services offered by State Bank of Travancore can be categorized into the following:

Personal banking

  1. Janapriya account
  2. Deposit schemes
  3. Public Provident Fund
  4. Personal finances
  5. Reverse Mortgage Loan

Business banking

  1. MSME Care Centre
  2. MSME financing
  3. Gold card for exporters
  4. Financing Trade & Services
  5. Current A/c - SBT easy BIZ
  6. Debt restructuring for SME
  7. MSME Loan Policy
  8. SBT-OTS-SME-2010

NRI Services

  1. Loans for NRIs
  2. NRI Deposit schemes
  3. International Presence
  4. NRI Care - Insurance
  5. Track Rupee Drafts status
  6. USA Patriot Act Certification
  7. NRI News Channel
  8. NRI Platinum Account




Social & Rural Banking

  1. Agriculture Finance
  2. Welfare Measures
  3. Community Service Banking
  4. Micro Finance

Remittances to India

  1. Remit funds to India
  2. Correspondent foreign banks
  3. Rupee drawing facilities in Gulf
  4. Rupee Drafts/MoneyTrans/SWIFT

SBT e-Tax

  1. e-Payment facility for Service Tax, Income Tax, Excise & Customs Duties via Internet Banking

Other Services

  1. Insurance/Credit Card/Mutual Funds
  2. Custodial services
  3. Demat services
  4. Pilgrim service center
  5. International debit card
  6. Mobile banking
  7. Vishwa Yatra Travel Card
  8. Online rail ticket booking and bill payment
  9. Multicity cheques

State Bank of Travancore Contact Details

Head Office
P.B. No. 34, Poojapura,
Trivandrum - 695 012
Phone: +91 471 2351244
Fax: 2351877


State Bank of Travancore


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