bKash mobile financial services launched on Grameenphone network

January 18, 2012 Dhaka, Bangladesh

Grameenphone Ltd. and bKash jointly launched bKash mobile financial services for Grameenphone customers on January 18, 2012 at the Westin Dhaka.

This service launch will enable a Grameenphone customer with a registered bKash account to access and avail bKash mobile financial services from their mobile handset, from anywhere in Bangladesh.

Dr. Atiur Rahman, Governor, Bangladesh Bank formally launched the service in presence of Secretary, MOPT and Chairman BTRC, senior management team members of BRAC Bank, bKash and Grameenphone Ltd.

This arrangement will enable bKash to offer their mobile financial services to active GP customers to register and execute financial transaction services like money transfer and payments via customer mobile handsets.

Standard bKash fees/tariffs will be applicable for the services from customers\ bKash accounts. Details on the tariffs can be viewed at http://www.bkash.com/Tariff.php.

bKash, a majority owned subsidiary of BRAC Bank Ltd., is licensed by the Bangladesh Bank as a Payment System Operator (PSO) and operates a mobile money platform allowing the people of Bangladesh to safely store, transfer, and receive money.