Kakinada, a city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, was formerly known as Cocanada. It is one of the largest cities in AP and serves as the district headquarters of the East Godavari district. It was initially known as Kakinandivada village, which was eventually a Dutch settlement. They used export sarees that were called coca or koka in Telugu. Hence, the place was named Cocanada. The name was finally changed to Kakinada after Independence. This city is one of the fastest growing cities in Andhra Pradesh and is currently being developed into a smart city as per PM Narendra Modis smart Cities Mission. Kakinada Port has a natural harbor at Hope Island, which contains two ports - an anchorage port and a deep-water port. The economy of Kakinada primarily depends upon agriculture, fishing and industrial sectors. Paddy and coconut are heavily cultivated in the city. The industrial sector covers the manufacture of refined edible oil, fertilizers and natural gas. The local economy is additionally supported by its textile industry and manufacture of auto parts, steel-related ancillary units and fishing. Kakinada is globally famous for its sweet called kaaja. This Tier-II city got its first IT Park in 2007 and many software companies have opened offices in the city, providing job opportunities to the local youths.
The head office of the Tamilnad Bank is at Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. The primary objective of founding TMB was to serve the Nadar business community, and the idea was proposed at the annual meeting of Nadar Mahajani Sangam at Tuticorin in 1920. Outside the state of Tamil Nadu, the bank opened its first Indian branch at Bangalore in 1976. On 9 December 1984, the bank opened its first fully computerized branch at WGC Road, Tuticorin. On 11 November 2003, the Bank launched its ATM Card. In e-banking, RTGS/NEFT facilities have been successfully implemented by the TMB bank. The Tamilnad Mercantile Bank had the tie-up with Western Union Money Transfer to facilitate the remittances from abroad to India. For providing payment gateway services to the internet banking customers, TMB bank collaborated with BillDesk (India ideas.com), CCAvenue (Avenues India), SBI ePay, Atom Technologies and PayU India. It was the first old bank to supplying POS machines and introduce mobile banking to Customers. The bank had adopted a video conferencing facility for connecting with the Head Office, various Departments, and Regional offices. For its ATM operations, TMB bank is a member of National Financial Switch. The bank also introduced TMB e-passbook app as a part of its mobile banking operation.