Hospet, officially renamed as Hospete, is also known as Nagalapura. It is a heritage city in the Indian state of Karnataka. The city has flourished on the banks of the Thungabadra. Hospet was built by Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagar Dynasty in 1520 AD in the memory of his mother, Nagalambika. The people here are employed majorly in the cultivation of Ragi and other crops as agriculture is the main source of economy of this city. The administrative infrastructure of the city is done through its division into 23 wards that are serviced by elected representatives. Hospete has many educational institutions like Hampi University besides several other schools and colleges. Hospete is the gateway to Hampi, the famous UNESCO World Heritage site. Hospete is well-known as a tourist destination for its innumerable temples, forts and picturesque views which attract visitors from India and abroad. The Hampi Stone Chariot, Nandanavana Park, Virupaksha Temple, Shri Ramulu Park, Chakra Vana, Queens Bath, the Tungabhadra dam, etc. are places worth visiting in Hospet.
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.