Savings scheme of Dhaka Bank and Mutual Trust Bank now available through bKash

September 06, 2022 Dhaka

Customers can now avail digital savings scheme of Dhaka Bank and Mutual Trust Bank (MTB) through bKash accounts from anywhere in the country, 24/7. They can open savings schemes of different tenures and amount of these two banks in just a few minutes from the comfort of their homes, avoiding the hassle of paper documents or forms.

With this, people outside the banking channel can now open savings account easily without going to the bank counters. This service will further encourage people from all walks of life to save money and help ensure future financial security.

Last year, Bangladesh’s largest non-banking financial institution, IDLC Finance, introduced the country’s first ‘Digital Savings Scheme’ to enable customers avail the service through their bKash accounts. Following the success, the recent addition of these two banks will further strengthen the digital savings platform of bKash.

To open savings account, customers need to click on ‘Savings (in bank and financial institution)’ icon from the home screen of bKash app and follow some easy steps. They can avail the savings schemes in monthly installments of BDT 500, BDT 1,000, BDT 2,000 and BDT 3,000 starting from a minimum period of two years to a maximum of four years. After maturity of the scheme, customers can Cash Out the entire amount including profit from their bKash account without any charge.

The savings installments will be automatically transferred from bKash account to Dhaka Bank or MTB on a specific date of each month. The customer will be notified before each due date to keep sufficient balance in the account. Customers will be able to see all the important information ‘Live’ from the bKash app, including total savings amount, savings period, and profits.

Any customer, who is currently registered through e-KYC, can avail this Savings service using bKash app. However, customers can update their account information through bKash app.

In this regard, Emranul Huq, Managing Director and CEO of Dhaka Bank said, “Dhaka Bank is working relentlessly to make financial inclusion meaningful. In continuation of this, the small savings scheme is launched in collaboration with bKash. As a result, marginalized people, who are outside the financial inclusion, will be able to deposit their hard-earned money in a completely hassle-free and secure way with the help of technology and without coming to the bank.”

Syed Mahbubur Rahman, Managing Director & CEO of MTB said, “A small amount of savings can be very helpful for meeting up any future need. In a bid to encourage this perspective, MTB and bKash have jointly made Savings easier, more comfortable and safer using the latest and secured technology. We believe, this service is making financial inclusion more effective and meaningful by enabling everyone under and outside the reach of banking services to adopt digital savings schemes. It will contribute to the social security of people at large.”

Kamal Quadir, Chief Executive Officer of bKash said, “Utilizing the latest technology, bKash has partnered with banks and financial institutions to make Savings more accessible and convenient for the customers. By enabling all the unbanked and underbanked customers to avail digital savings, this service will further cement the ecosystem of digital transactions.”