DBL celebrates 17 years of banking innovation
Khondoker Fazle Rashid
Setting examples of wide-spread and modern banking service, Dhaka Bank Ltd (DBL) celebrates 17th founding anniversary today.
There were many obstacles on the way since July 1985, but it established a firm position in the banking sector today and played a significant role in developing economy.
The bank has made big contribution to GDP growth and employment generation.
On the eve of the bank’s 17 years celebration, managing director of DBL Khondoker Fazle Rashid talked to daily sun.
While sharing his feelings, Fazle Rashid articulated: “DBL has always been with the customers and will continue to work being even closer to them.”
He said the bank is not only the friend of good days but also a true friend during bad time.
“It any of our clients fall in trouble, we always stand by them.”
MD of DBL said the bank plans to introduce some new and innovative services marking the founding anniversary.
“We want to bring something really unique. We also emphasise novelty in SME banking, green banking and women entrepreneurship. Our clients can enjoy new innovative services by end of this year.”
“Relationship beyond Banking” is the theme of the 17th anniversary of the bank.
Fazle Rashid explained the bank’s policy is to develop a long-term relationship with the customers by going beyond simply banking services.
“Corporate social responsibility is an important part of our work which we want to perform with our customers for the human wellbeing.”
DBL stresses institutional development rather an individual.
MD said many individuals could be benefited from institutional development.
He credited the bank’s success to the combined and cordial efforts of shareholders, customers, employees and officers of the bank.
Presently, the bank has 67 branches, 35 ATM booths with 24 hour cash withdrawal facility, three SME service centres, one offshore banking unit and six branches of DBL Securities across the country.
The services are being provided by a large group of over 2000 employees.
According to own figures, DBL in 2011 had an authorised capital of Tk 10 billion, paid up capital 3.59 billion, loans and advances Tk 75.983 billion, investments Tk 9.58 billion, fixed assets Tk 1.703 billion, import business Tk 71.38 billion and export business Tk 46.25 billion.
The Daily Sun/Bangladesh/ 5th July 2012