Mamun Rashid

June 7, 2021
June 7, 2021

Finance Bill 2021:a few welcoming moves

June 3 marked a remarkable date for Bangladesh as the finance minister presented the country’s 50th budget in parliament on the occasion of the 50th year of independence. As expected, the Tk 603...

May 26, 2021
May 26, 2021

Looking forward to better external sector management

A trade deficit may not be too bad even amidst the coronavirus challenges if you have a healthy foreign exchange reserve, strong remittance inflow, foreign direct investment, and aid flow. More...

April 29, 2021
April 29, 2021

Customer experience revolution in retail banking

With disruptive innovations across the financial sector, new entrants and multiple options for customers, many might think that traditional banking has a bleak future.

April 21, 2021
April 21, 2021

Creating an enabling ecosystem for fintech

Covid-19 has accelerated technology adoption across the board. A key sector that has witnessed a boom is financial services, viz. mobile financial service (MFS), cards, and other alternative...

April 14, 2021
April 14, 2021

Strong cybersecurity to build trust in a digital world

Among perennial issues such as geopolitical, economic, climate and health, one of the biggest challenges for countries today is cybersecurity.

April 5, 2021
April 5, 2021

Time to gear up alternate banking

Bangladesh has seen a significant rise in consumer banking or retail offering by banks or a few non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs) in recent days. During the coronavirus pandemic,

July 4, 2020
July 4, 2020

A business leader of incorruptible integrity

I received a short message on my phone just before noon on July 1 but could not notice it properly due to office work.

February 18, 2020
February 18, 2020

Financial inclusion: Banking going beyond banks

Despite a lot of loud discussions regarding financial inclusion, a large number of people in Bangladesh are far from being granted access to basic financial services, making financial inclusion...

February 6, 2020
February 6, 2020

Revamping Bangladesh’s insurance sector

As Bangladesh has covered considerable ground into achieving the coveted middle-income country status, a robust insurance sector will be vital in consolidating the growth story.

January 30, 2020
January 30, 2020

Preparing for post LIBOR era

A few weeks back, I attended a financial sector specialist meet at New York. Apart from rapid technology transformation issues, a major discussion took place about transitioning from LIBOR to a new...