Clients now can open accounts with Sonali Bank from home

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:53am on June 05, 2020


State minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak talks to the officials of Sonali Bank during the inauguration of an initiative to open bank accounts through online in Dhaka on Thursday. — Press release

From now on the interested clients will be able to open accounts with Sonali Bank Limited staying at home as the bank authorities has taken necessary measures to give them protection from the impact of novel coronavirus.

For opening up account, any client does not need to go physically before any branch of the Sonali Bank.

The authorities of Sonali Bank will now use a software of the ICT Division titled ‘Porichoy’ to scrutinise the pictures and other personal information of the clients through automatic method. This software can instantly verify any information of the client with the Bangladesh National Digital Architecture.

State minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak said, ‘The partnership among Sonali Bank Ltd, ministry of ICT, Porichoy and Bangladesh National Digital Architecture, is an excellent example for implementing e-KYC as determined by the Bangladesh Bank.’

‘The Sonali Bank Ltd has created an example in the banking arena through showing on how to provide modern banking services at the doorsteps of clients by using the digital method “Porichoy” gateway,’ he added.