Fund transfer service has been launched between bKash and Bangladesh Development Bank Limited (BDBL), a state-owned commercial bank. Now, more than one lakh customers of BDBL can Add Money instantly to any bKash account without any charge, anytime. BDBL and the country’s largest mobile financial services provider, bKash, jointly launched the service recently.
To avail this service, customers registered to BDBL iBanking, need to select ‘Add Money’ icon from the home-screen of bKash app, find ‘Bank to bKash’, then tap on ‘Internet Banking’ option. In next step, they have to select ‘Bangladesh Development Bank Limited’ from the list of banks and provide a few essential information to sign into their bank account. They can also access their bank account from the bank’s iBanking website. To transfer fund to bKash, BDBL customer needs to add his/her own or loved one’s bKash number as a beneficiary first.
After adding beneficiary, customer needs to select ‘MFS’ from the bank account menu, then select ‘Transfer to bKash’ and enter source bank account number, amount of money, bKash number and remarks step by step. Then the customer has to tap on ‘Proceed’ button. Next, after typing one time password (OTP), customer needs to tap on ‘Complete Transfer’ button to transfer the fund to bKash instantly. After every successful transaction, customer receives SMS notification. For this service, transaction limit set by Bangladesh Bank is applicable.
Starting its operation on January 03, 2010, BDBL has 50 branches across the country till now. With this latest integration, 62 million bKash customers can now Add Money from the accounts of 37 leading commercial banks of the country to their bKash accounts seamlessly.
After transferring fund to bKash account through the Add Money service, customers can avail wide range of bKash services including Send Money, Mobile Recharge, utility bill payment, merchant payment, donation to various organizations, fee payment of educational institutions, bus-train-air-launch and movie ticket purchasing, various online registration fee payment and Cash Out in a secure, convenient and hassle-free way.