Founded 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. These 2 banks later merged to form Development Co-operative Bank, that changed to Development Credit Bank after it was granted the scheduled bank license by the Reserve Bank of India in May 1995. Development Credit Bank Ltd. went on to successfully offer shares to the public by an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2006. DCB Bank Limited is the new name of the Bank, changed with due regulatory approval in January 2014.
Presently, DCB Bank Ltd. is a private sector scheduled commercial bank in India. It has a network of 262 branches and 510 ATMs in the country. It offers products to individuals, small and medium businesses, rural banking and mid corporates across its branch network. The Bank is present in 18 states and 2 Union Territories. Metros having DCB Bank branches are Ahmedabad, Ambala Cantt, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi NCR, Gandhinagar, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Indore, Dewas, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jodhpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai, NOIDA, Panjim, Pune, Surat, Trichy, Vadodara and Vishakhapatnam. DCB Bank is also focussed in expanding in tier 3 to tier 6 towns in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan and Telangana. States where DCB Bank branches are located: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi NCR, Gujarat, Goa, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) is the promoter of the Bank with around 16.3% stake. Public shareholding under the Resident Individual category is approximately 39.4%. The Bank received the Scheduled Commercial Bank licence from the Reserve Bank of India on 31 May 1995.