Dhaka, Mar 31: Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd along with Banglalink and Citycell telecom operators in Bangladesh, has introduced â€œMobile Bankingâ€ aiming to provide banking facility to those people who are deprived of banking service. Attending as chief guest Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Dr Atiur Rahman inaugurated the â€œMobile Bankingâ€ services at a city hotel on Thursday.
The main task of banking sector is to provide financial service to the people, the central bank governor said and added there was no alternative to use information and technology for providing the financial services to the people at a cost-effective and speedy manner. Ensuring modern technology in the banking and financial sector is one of the prime aim in the present strategy policy of the BB, Dr Atiur said, Online Banking, Automated Clearing House, Online CIB as well as Mobile banking, has been introduced to modernize the countryâ€™s banking system.
Mobile Banking is an alternative to prevailing branch banking system as well as a real online banking service, he added. This new service will facilitate in delivering the banking service to the door steps of the countryâ€™s un-banked population at a seedy and cost-effective way side by side it will ensure banking service at any time and any place across the country, he said. People will get some basic banking and financial facility through this new service including depositing and withdrawing service, payment of shopping, payment of utility bill, disbursing salary, drawing money from ATM, disbursement of remittance, recharging facility in mobile instantly, BB Governor said.
Mobile banking is more safe and quick, Dr Atiur said and called upon all banks to enhance their clients services through availing the utility of modern technology as like mobile banking.
People can open mobile account through paying only Tk 10 to the agents of Banglalink and Citycell, approved by the Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd.