Mobile Banking in Bangladesh

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Mobile banking is one of the latest tools for easy and convenient banking in the current world. Day to day mobile payment and banking has become popular in Bangladesh. “Mobile Banking System in Bangladesh” is the title of this assignment. The main objective of the study is to take a fresh look at the current M-Banking situation in Bangladesh and prospect of mobile banking in Bangladesh also highlight some recommendations for rendering M-banking services effectively. Mobile Banking is a Banking process without bank branch which provides financial services to unbanked communities efficiently and at affordable cost. To provide banking and financial services, such as cash-in, cash out, merchant payment, utility payment, salary disbursement, foreign remittance, government allowance disbursement, ATM money withdrawal through mobile technology devices, i.e. Mobile Phone, is called Mobile Banking. “Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited” (DBBL) has for the first time introduced its mobile banking service expanding the banking service from cities to remote areas. Currently many bank are providing this service and some bank are going to lunch this M-banking service. Among them “BRAC Bank Limited” mobile banking service named Bkash, Banglalink, Dhaka Bank and Western Union”, “Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited” services are most popular.” Bangladesh”, also provide mobile money services seems like m-banking. Mobile banking is not available on every device and still some popular bank does not provide mobile banking at all. The most potential customer of mobile banking is rural people. About 35% of mobile banking consumer are highly satisfied with present mobile banking service. After analyzing collected data eventually put some recommendation that may be proposed for further improvement of Mobile Banking in Bangladesh. In recommendation to reduced M-Banking limitation all banks should provide this opportunity, Government should provide help about mobile banking. Banks can use all mobile operators to make more available in all over the country. Also they should provide User guide to make easier the use of b-banking to all intended customers. 1. Introduction

1.1 Statement of the study

Mobile Banking is a Banking process without bank branch which provides financial services to un-banked communities efficiently and at affordable cost. To provide banking and financial services, such as cash-in, cash out, merchant payment, utility payment, salary disbursement, foreign remittance, government allowance disbursement, ATM money withdrawal through mobile technology devices, i.e. Mobile Phone, is called Mobile Banking.

Mobile banking (m-banking) involves the use of a mobile phone or another mobile device to undertake financial transactions linked to a client’s account. M-banking is one of the newest approaches to the provision of financial services, made possible by the widespread adoption of mobile phones even in low income people. The roll out of mobile telephony has been rapid, and has extended access well beyond already connected customers in rural area. There is mounting evidence of positive social impact on poorer people and communities as a result.

There are sound reasons for the hope that m-banking could have similar impact. A mobile network offers a high technology platform onto which other services can be often provided at very low cost to deliver an effective result. Mobile data channels are often under-used and therefore may be offered at low cost by the network operator. M-banking services which use channels such as text messaging/ SMS can be carried at a cost of less. The low cost of using existing infrastructure makes such channels more amenable to use by low income customers.

M-banking is new in our country, and there has been limited donor support in this sector to date. This report considers the case for donors to support m-banking as a sector. Bangladesh Bank permitted 10 commercial bank to do such kind of mobile banking...
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