Published:  09:51 PM, 10 August 2019

Journos to work with bankers to boost financial inclusion

Journos to work with bankers to boost financial inclusion

Bangladesh Journalists’Foundation for Consumers & Investors (BJFCI) has taken a few programs toboost economic growth promoting financial inclusion in collaboration withbankers and fintech operators.

As part of initiatives, BJFCI is introducinga Smart Consumers Building program and organizing a dialogue of CEOs of leadingbankers and fintech firms through a Special Publication.

CEOs of at least 10 leading banksand fintech firms are participating in the dialogue through publication of TheBangladesh Express which would be followed by a discussion in participation ofindustry experts, regulators and policymakers to be held in the city.

The decisions were made at themeeting of BJFCI National Organizing Committee on Thursday held at the NationalPress Club with its Chairman Faruk Ahmed in the chair. 

The meeting observed that thebanking ecosystem is in a state of transformation and a number of banks aredelivering banking services to consumers living in remote areas incollaboration with fintech operators that has brought millions of unbankedpeople into mainstream economy.

Both banks and fintech nowunderstand that collaboration is a win-win situation, but the path is far fromsimple due to differing cultures and an ever-changing compliance field. Regulardialogue between bankers and fintech operators and financial literacy programscan minimize the gap to boost financial inclusion.

The meeting was alsoaddressed among others by BJFCI Vice-Chairman Shiabur Rahman, Kazi Rafiq, PRBiswas, Deepak Acharjee, Rafiqul Islam Azad,  Md Khairuzzaman, Salahuddin Bablu and Al-AminChowdhury.

The BJFCI chairmanpresented a financial literacy program named as Smart Consumers for DigitalBangladesh and urged all concerned to work together to boost financialinclusion and build a truly Digital Bangladesh.

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