Kochi, the second largest city in the Indian state of Kerala, was known as Cochin earlier. Kochi is situated on the western coast of India, overlooking the Arabian Sea and is popular for its scenic beaches and beautiful backwaters. Sometimes called the Queen of the Arabian Sea, this historic city was a harbor and trading center for spices. The civic administration of Kochi is divided into 74 wards which include a few localities situated in the outskirts of the city. Kochi is considered to be the commercial capital of Kerala for its natural harbor and several industries in the areas of chemical, IT and health services. A major industrial area in Kerala, Kalamassery, is situated around 17 kilometers from the City Center and it not only houses manufacturing units but many IT and Financial firms. The LuLu Mall at Ernakulam serves as a landmark as it is the largest shopping mall in India. The Kochi Port, the Fort Kochi area, the Syro-Malabar Church and the beautiful beaches make Kochi and amazing location for tourism. It is also connected to nearby tourist destinations like Aleppy, Munnar and Thekkady. Kochi is the business center for Kerala as most of the major private banks and financial institutions have their offices in the city, catering to the different financial needs of people of Kochi.
DCB Bank Ltd. is a private sector commercial bank having a network of 310 branches and 515 ATMs in India. The bank offers products to small and medium businesses, rural banking, individuals, and mid-corporates across the branch network. The DCB Bank is declared as the Best Small Bank in India by Businessworld Magna Awards 2017. The Bank is present in 19 States and 3 Union Territories. The DCB Bank is also considering expansion in tier 3 to tier 6 towns in Odisha, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra. The states where DCB Bank branches are located in India: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi NCR, Gujarat, Goa, Haryana, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. Recently the branches of DCB Bank were inaugurated at Kusnoor (Gulbarga) in Karnataka, Ajmer in Rajasthan and Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, New Delhi in the National Capital Region. In the 1930s, in Mumbai from a series of Co-operative bank mergers with the Ismailia Co-operative Bank Limited and the Masalawala Co-operative Bank respectively, DCB bank was found. The promoter of the Bank is the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) with around 15.02% stake. On 31 May 1995, the Bank received the Scheduled Commercial Bank license from the Reserve Bank of India.