Agent Banking 101

  • Date Posted: June 22, 2016
  • Authors: Afsana Rahman Khan and Josh Woodard
  • Organizations/Projects: FHI 360
  • Document Types: Primer or Brief, Primer or Brief
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

Agent banking is the latest innovation in banking services available in Bangladesh. It aims to provide formal banking services to the unbanked, including populations that have traditionally been more inaccessible. Although officially sanctioned by Bangladesh Bank in late 2013, agent banking has only recently started to take off in Bangladesh in the past year and a half. It represents another channel, like mobile financial services, promoted by the Government of Bangladesh to promote financial inclusion. Learn all about agent banking and how it can benefit development projects in this brief overview.

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