9 banks failed to launch mobile banking service

Country’s banking sector touched new milestone in mobile banking services. Almost 53 lakhs subscribers are enjoying such type of facilities.But nine commercial banks have failed to introduce the mobile banking service allegedly for their poor management and technical faults, though they took the permission for launching the services, sources concerned said.
The source said, 26 banks got the permission to launch mobile banking but amongst them 17 has introduced the services.
The nine banks are- Sonali Bank, Janata Bank, Exim Bank, Al-Arafa Islami Bank, IFIC Bank, One Bank, Jamuna Bank, Shahjalal Islami Bank and City Bank NA.
One Bank Managing Director Farman R Chawdhury, over telephone, said banglanews, “We have almost completed all technical sides to launch mobile banking. Immediately we will launch the service formally.”
Source also said Bangladesh Bank sent letters several times to Chief Executive Officers of those Banks to start the services.
Earlier on 2010, Eastern Bank started the service in a limited scale.
Later, Trust Bank, Dhaka Bank, Mercantile Bank, AB Bank, Brac Bank, Dutch Bangla Bank, Premier Bank, South East Bank, Prime Bank, Bank Asia, NCC Bank, First Security Islami Bank, Bangladesh Commerce Bank, Standard Bank, United Commerce Bank and Islami Bank has introduced the services. (Source: Banglanews2.com)

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