Bank Asia opens 103rd branch in Dhaka

Posted by BankInfo on Thu, Feb 25 2016 12:18 pm

Economic Reporter :The 103rd Branch of Bank Asia started formal operation at Mirpur-1 in the capital Dhaka on Wednesday. A Rouf Chowdhury, Chairman of the Bank formally inaugurated the new branch. Vice Chairmen Mohd. Safwan Choudhury and AM Nurul Islam, Chairman of Board Executive Committee Rumee A Hossain, Directors M Shahjahan Bhuiyan and M Irfan Syed and Additional Managing Director Aminul Islam were, among others, present. Members of the business community, local elite and a large number of people also attended the auspicious event. The new branch has all the modern banking facilities including on-line banking and ATM. Starting its operation in 1999, Bank Asia is one of the most innovative banks in the country's banking sector. It offers a wide range of financial services that covers the entire spectrum of banking operations including Islamic Banking, SME financing, Agent Banking, e-banking, ATM, etc under its online platform to deliver the highest standard of services to its clientele, ably supported by the use of state-of-the-art technology.

News:New Nation/25-Feb-2015

StanChart Bank sets up new ATM at Cox's Bazar

Posted by BankInfo on Thu, Feb 25 2016 12:12 pm

Abrar A Anwar, CEO; Aditya Mandloi, Head of Retail Banking, Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh and Md Hayat Khan, Finance Controller, Ocean Paradise Hotel & Resort along with other senior officials of both organizations, inaugurating the new ATM at the h

Economic Reporter :Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh has expanded its footprint by opening its first ATM at Cox's Bazar. It is located at the premises of Ocean Paradise Hotel & Resort.  With the addition of this new ATM, the bank's customers travelling to Cox's Bazar will have easy access to their funds and also goes on to show its brand promise of 'Here for good'.  Abrar A Anwar, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh; Aditya Mandloi, Head of Retail Banking, Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh; along with senior officials of Ocean Paradise Hotel & Resort were present during the inauguration program.Abrar A Anwar, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh stated, "I am very thankful to the management of Ocean Paradise Hotel & Resort for giving us the opportunity to set up an ATM inside their premises. At Standard Chartered, we are constantly endeavoring to provide easy access to our client's fund with highest level of client satisfaction."

News:New Nation/25-Feb-2015

FSIBL Donates DNCC for CCTV Surveillance Project

Posted by BankInfo on Thu, Feb 25 2016 11:50 am

First Security Islami Bank Ltd. donated Tk.15 Lakh to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) for its CCTV Surveillance Project.

Syed Waseque Md. Ali, Managing Director and Quazi Osman Ali, Additional Managing Director of First Security Islami Bank Ltd. handed over the cheque to the DNCC mayor Annisul Huq at the Mayor’s office in Gulshan, Dhaka.

News:Daily Sun/24-Feb-2016

 

Premier Bank Narayanganj Branch gets new address

Posted by BankInfo on Thu, Feb 25 2016 11:37 am

Premier Bank’s Narayanganj Branch has shifted in the new address at Al-joinal Plaza, holding no-56, S.M Maleh Road, Tan bazar, Narayanganj recently for the betterment of the customers. 

Dr. H.B.M Iqbal Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Premier Bank Limited was present as Chief Guest in the program.

Among others, Bank’s MD & CEO Khondker Fazle Rashid, Addl MD M. Reazul Karim and Adviser of the Bank Md. Ehsan Khasru and Chief of the branch Executive Vice President Shahid Hasan Mallik were also present along with the local distingused guests.

News:Daily Sun/25-Feb-2016

 

DBBL introduces virtual cards for app developers

Posted by BankInfo on Thu, Feb 25 2016 10:45 am

Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd has rolled out virtual cards for individual app developers and programmers, solving the difficulties they face when making international transactions online. 

A virtual card has an annual card limit of $300.

The amount can be used to pay for games, software licence, mobile and games application development, vendor certification exam fee, domain registration, hosting, cloud service and hackathon on online market places such as Windows, Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Firefox.

Sayem Ahmed, chairman of DBBL; KS Tabrez, managing director of the private commercial bank; and Shameem Ahsan, president of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services, inaugurated the service at a press conference at the Westin hotel in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Speaking at the event, Ahsan said individual app developers and programmers have been facing troubles for not having the payment service in Bangladesh.

BASIS has been negotiating with Bangladesh Bank for a long time to take the necessary steps to this effect.

The BB directed banks to issue virtual cards in 2014 to facilitate international payments online.

“We hope the initiative will mitigate the hazards the individual developers and programmers were facing during online international transactions,” he said in a statement.

Ahsan said the first step on the path to the app stores is to register as a developer in order to get started with app development.

Global debit card system is essential to facilitate the payments for app store registration fees and domains, and participation at boot camps and courses offered by different international organisations on apps development.

As per directive from the central bank, BASIS will verify whether an applicant meets the criteria of being a developer or programmer.

BASIS will then authorise the authentic applicants to be issued the virtual cards.

To get the cards, applicants will have to show the certificate provided to participants during programmes on mobile apps, games and hackathons run by BASIS or the ICT Division.

Initially, BASIS members used to enjoy the service. But now it is open to students, IT professionals and entrepreneurs, according to the association.

Ahsan hopes the youth will now be encouraged to join IT-related professions.

DBBL has started the service at all of its branches, said officials of the bank.

BASIS Senior Vice President Russell T Ahmed, Secretary General Uttam Kumar Paul and Director Suny Md Ashraf Khan were also present. 

News:The Daily Star/25-Feb-2016

 

 

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