Vizag or Vishakhapatnam is not only a popular tourist destination but also the largest and one of the most popular cities in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Vizag has a natural harbor and the oldest shipyard in the country. The cargo port at Visakhapatnam is one of the busiest in India. This Port city is considered as a jewel on the eastern coast of India and it is a prized territory of the Andhra Pradesh government. The financial capital of the state is located in Vishakhapatnam, thus increasing the importance of the city. Vizag offers a rich and ancient culture and the lip-smacking dishes of authentic Andhra cuisine alongside a feel of a modern developing city. Vishakhapatnam is a harmonious amalgam of the enchanting past and the bustling present, along with a breathtaking panoramic view of beautiful golden beaches, lofty hills with cliffs, lush green fields, verdurous valleys and splendid monuments. Vizag has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country that offer scenic beauty of a picturesque landscape. The Ramakrishna beach and the Rushikonda beach get visitors from all over the nation. This city has witnessed waves of development after the separation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as the AP government is working hard to transform the city into a smart city.
On 19th February 1943, the OBC was started in Lahore, Pakistan by Late Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal, the founding father of Oriental Bank of Commerce. The bank had to face the after-effects of partition in 1947. The branches in the newly formed Pakistan had shut, and the Registered Office had shifted from Lahore to Amritsar. The registered office was relocated to Delhi, in the year 1951. In 1980, it was nationalized by the Indian government. The merchant banking division of the bank was set up in 1992, and it was authorized by SEBI to act as a category-I merchant banker. In the year 1997, Punjab Co-operative Bank Ltd and Bari Doab Bank Ltd were merged with the OBC bank. The bank had joined hands with Citibank for launching OBC co-branded credit card. In the year 1999, OBC had set up asset recovery branch, one each at Delhi and Mumbai. For women entrepreneurs in the year 2002, the Bank had opened a specialized office and collaborated with Corporation Bank for sharing ATM network. In the year 2003, CBS, OBC had joined hands with Infosys Technologies Ltd and Wipro Ltd to make Centralised Banking Solution. In the same year, the OBC Bank and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) had agreed to work on projects in the field of small-scale, infrastructure and service areas. In February 2008, the Oriental Bank Navkiran Deposit Scheme was launched by the bank. Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company entered into a distribution tie-up with OBC in March of the year 2008.