Karaikudi is situated in the Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. It is a greater municipality and the states 20th largest urban agglomeration. It is part of the Chettinad area and has been declared a heritage town by the State Government of Tamil Nadu. Karaikudi is known for its palatial houses that are built with limestone called Karai Veedu. Karaikudi has derived its name from the thorny plant called Karai. It has been referred to in the ancient literature as Kareekudi. The name gradually got modified and modernized into Karaikudi. It was established in the 19th century. The oldest known structure in the area is the Koppudaiya Nayagi Amman Temple. The town of Karaikudi is home to the Nagarathars and the Chettiars who form the business community, the financiers and the trade facilitators. Karaikudi is a rapidly developing urban center. UNESCO has proposed to set up a Chettinad Heritage Museum in the area, recognizing the unique architectural style of the region. Karaikudi is known for its palm leaf baskets woven by the women, known as Chettinad Kottan. Chettinadu Kandangi sarees of Karaikudi are widely popular in the region. The handicraft industry in Karaikudi is indeed a thriving business. Karaikudi is also known for its delectable cuisine. There are many prominent temples in the area that attract tourists. Kundrakudi Shanmuganathan Temple, Ariyakudi Thiruvengamudayan Temple, Pillayarpatti Karpagavinayagar temple, Thirumayam Permual Temple, Kannadasan Mandapam, Kamban Manimandapam, Chettinad Raja Palace and Thousand windows house are the visitor attractions in Karaikudi
The DCB bank was founded in 1930. It is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It is a private bank, and the stocks of DCB bank are listed on Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India. Mr. Nasser Munji is the chairman, and Mr. Murali M Natrajan is the MD and CEO of the DCB bank. The products that DCB Bank offers are Consumer Banking, Corporate Banking, Mortgage loans, Private Banking, wealth management and investment banking. The DCB bank is present in 19 states of India. Some the states are Bihar, AP, Delhi NCR, Karnataka, Kerela, MP, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, UP, Odisha, Haryana, Uttrakhand, and Telangana. In Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR), the bank is leading a waste and water management programme. Currently, in 2018, the bank has a network of 323 branches which has been increased from 160 offices, the number it had two years back. In 2016, the DCB Bank or Development Credit Bank Ltd offered shares to the public through Initial Public Offering(IPO). The Development Credit Bank was changed from Development Co-operative Bank after the two banks were merged.