The largest and the capital city of the Indian state of Mizoram is Aizawl. It is the states center of administration and houses all the important government offices such as the civil secretariat and the state assembly house. The population of Aizawl is around 3 lakhs and it strongly reflects the various communities of the ethnic Mizo people. 93% of the population is Christian. The city is located in between the Tlawng river valley and the Tuirial river valley. It has a mild sub-tropical climate but also experiences heavy rainfall. The economy of Aizawl is primarily sustained by government services. The major banks are located within Aizawl, employing many residents. The tourism industry is a flourishing trade in the scenic city of Aizwal, which has many hotels that further boost the citys economy. The city is moderately connected to the neighboring areas and the government is working on improving the connectivity. The various places of tourist interest in and around Aizwal are Solomons Temple, Baktawng Village, Durtlang Hills, Bara Bazar, Mizoram State Museum, etc.
In 1964 the head office of Indian Overseas Bank was inaugurated at Mount Road. The Indian Overseas Bank has been the first public sector bank to introduce mobile banking services using Wireless Application Protocol(WAP). On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. In 2005, the IOB began a representative office in Guangzhou; China followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai, UAE. In 2007 The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by Bank Of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank (IIB Malaysia), began its operations in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank has a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has incorporated an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch. In 2014-15, the IOB bank has crossed the target of 3000 ATMs as on 2014.IOB also launched m passbook app as a new mobile banking initiative.