Bankers asked to expedite remittance collection

RAJSHAHI: Senior bankers at a discussion asked their field level subordinate colleagues to expedite remittance collection for strengthening the foundation of banks, reports BSS.
They urged the bankers to adopt furthermore effective measures for boosting the remittance collection and new more qualitative and quantitative investments for bolstering the banking sector.
The instructions came at a daylong workshop titled “Motivation and Refreshers Training Program of Express Money” held at a city restaurant yesterday.
Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB) and Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB) jointly organized the workshop in order to enhance the foreign remittance collection and transfer activities.
Around 96 bank officials from Natore, Chapainabgonj, Naogaon and host Rajshahi zones of RAKUB attended the workshop.
BKB Managing Director Ali Hossain Prodhania and RAKUB Managing Director Kazi Alamgir addressed the meeting as chief and special guests respectively with RAKUB General Manager Rafiqul Alam Chowdhury in the chair.
BKB General Manager Thakur Das Kundu, RAKUB General Manager Saidur Rahman and Deputy General Managers Shah Alam and Aminul Islam also spoke. For the first time in its history, RAKUB has launched money transfer services around two years back for quick transferring of remittances to the beneficiaries.
Now, the specialized bank is operating the modern services through all its 378 branches in 16 districts under Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions in association with Xpress Money Services Ltd and International Money Express (IME).
Ali Hossain Prodhania mentioned that discipline is necessary for attaining the goal of any organization. It covers administrative as well as financial discipline. So, this will be maintained at all levels of our operation.
He says foreign Exchange business is considered to be very much important, for, it is a huge revenue earning source of the banking business now-a-days.
But our Foreign Exchange business is not up to the mark. Emphasis will be given for doing foreign exchange business independently through strengthening the Foreign Exchange department, keeping an eye, of course, on the recent scam that unsettled the banking arena in the recent past.