Motihari is located in the East Champaran district of Bihar. It falls under the Tirhut Division of the state and functions as the headquarter of its district. The place is quite near to the country border between India and Nepal as well as India and Bangladesh. Motihari is known for its wonderful scenic beauty. The picturesque Motijheel Lake is of stunning beauty and it divides the town into two parts. The Gandhi Sangrahalaya in Motihari is known for its collection of relics and photographs of the Satyagraha at Champaran. The Gandhian Memorial Pillar at Motihari is another famous landmark of Motihari. The city has more than 1 lakh residents who mainly speak in Hindi and Bhojpuri.
The Federal Bank Limited or the Travancore Federal Bank Limited was incorporated on 28th April 1931 with an authorized capital of Rs.5000/- at Nedumpuram, a place near Tiruvalla in Central Travancore under the Travancore Companys Act. It started the business of auction and other banking transactions, connected with agriculture and industry. Shri K P Hormis and his close relatives or friends obtained a controlling interest in the Bank in 1944. On 26th January 1946, the Bank opened its second branch at Angamally. The Bank was licensed under Section 22 of the Banking Companies Act, 1949 on 11th July 1959. In 1970, the Bank got the license of a Scheduled Commercial Bank, which also coincided with the Silver Jubilee Year. In 1972, It witnessed expansion beyond the home state, and the Bank became an Authorised Dealer in Foreign Exchange in 1972. International Banking Department started functioning from Mumbai in 1973. Since then, the Bank could substantially increase its market share of the NRI business. In 1982, the International Banking Department of the bank was later moved to Cochin for centralization of activities. The Bank opened 53 branches during the year 1975 and 42 offices 1976. The total number of offices reached 276 from 114 in 1973. Commenced Merchant Banking Operations in 1989.