Bangladesh Bank gets AFI award

Bangladesh Bank has been honoured with the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) Policy Award for promoting mobile-banking service in Bangladesh.
Governor Atiur Rahman said on Wednesday the central bank representatives received the award at the 2014 AFI Global Policy Forum on Tuesday at Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago.
AFI is an international organisation of central banks and other financial regulators working for greater financial inclusion.
A delighted Rahman spoke of the secret behind the fastest growth in the mobile banking beating leading countries such as Kenya.
He said the award was an encouraging recognition for his team’s “pro-active initiatives” in policy making that promoted “partnerships”.
Bangladesh Bank has received the award for its ‘Guidelines on Mobile Financial Services’ introduced in 2011.

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