Airtel Subscribers to get bKash Services

December 23, 2012 Dhaka, Bangladesh

bKash services for Airtel subscribers will be launched soon. Airtel Bangladesh and bKash Limited recently signed an agreement to provide bKash mobile financial services for Airtel subscribers. bKash CEO Kamal Quadir and Airtel Bangladesh CEO & Managing Director Chris Tobit signed the agreement on behalf of their respective companies at the Corporate Office of Airtel Bangladesh in Dhaka.

This agreement will allow Airtel subscribers to open bKash Account and easily send or receive money, store money, make payments, etc using their Airtel connections. Standard bKash service charges will be applicable for availing bKash services. (Details of the tariffs can be viewed at http://www.bkash.com/Tariff.php).

Airtel Bangladesh, the fastest growing mobile operator in the country is currently covering 72% of the population. The mobile operator is now looking forward to offering more innovative and cutting edge services including mobile banking and thus serving the bigger interest of financial inclusion for the mass population.

bKash Limited is a subsidiary of BRAC Bank, whose ultimate objective is to ensure access to a range of financial services for the people of Bangladesh. With more than 28,000 agents all over the country, bKash is leading the field of Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh.

Congratulating the partners Airtel CEO & Managing Director Mr. Chris Tobit appreciated the efforts that bkash has made in making a major mark in the mobile financial market. He expressed his hope that in future bKash mobile financial services are going to form a significant part in the Airtel business portfolio.

bKash CEO Mr. Kamal Quadir said this was another significant milestone in bKash’s journey. He mentioned that bKash now has over a million customers and a countrywide strong agent network.

Also present at the ceremony were Rubaba Dowla; Chief Service Officer and Head of M-Commerce, A.S.M Sakib Shikder; Head of Legal, Raghvendra Gupta; Chief Supply Chain Officer from Airtel, and Syed Mahbubur Rahman; Managing Director and CEO of BRAC Bank, Mohammad Azmal Huda; Head of Business Solutions & Operations, Mobasherur Rahman; Head of Institutional Development, Moinuddin Mohammed Rahgir; Head of Finance and Accounts, Nishat Rahman; Head of Customer Services, Mahmood Abdullah Harun; Manager, Human Resources from bKash and other high officials from both companies.