Toma Group and Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd. have signed an agreement for Payment of Taxi fare through Card

April 21st, 2014 admin No comments

Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited (DBBL) for the 1st time in Bangladesh, will install POS terminals in the Taxi Cab to be launched by Toma Group. As such passengers will be able to pay their taxi fare through DBBL Nexus Debit Card or VISA / MasterCard / UnionPay card (issued by any bank) by using DBBL POS Terminals.

To effect this, recently an agreement was signed by Mr. Mohd. Ataur Rahman Bhuiyan (Manik), Managing Director of Toma Group and Mr. Md. Kamruzzaman, Head of Personal Banking Division of DBBL on behalf of their respective organizations.

Mr. Muhammed Abul Hashem FCS, FCA, Director, Finance of Toma Group and Brig. Gen. Mohammad Mustafa Kamal, afwc, psc (retd.), CEO – Taxi Cab Project of Toma Group, Mr. K. S. Tabrez, Managing Director of DBBL, Mr. Abul Kashem Md. Shirin, Deputy Managing Director of DBBL and other executives from both organizations were present on this occasion.

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Mr. Mohd. Ataur Rahman Bhuiyan (Manik), Managing Director of Toma Group and Mr. Md. Kamruzzaman, Head of Personal Banking Division of DBBL on behalf of their respective organizations

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DBBL organizes Eye Camp for Cataract Patients at Dhaka Eye Hospital, Mirpur, Dhaka

April 16th, 2014 admin No comments

As a part of social cause activities to serve the distressed humanity, Dutch-Bangla Bank has arranged an operation camp (cataract operation) at free of cost for 100 poor patients at Dhaka Eye Hospital, Mirpur-1, Dhaka under the supervision of Bangladesh National Society for the Blind (BNSB).

Mr. K. S. Tabrez, Managing Director of Dutch-Bangla Bank visited the operation camp on April 16, 2014 and inquired about the patients operated at the hospital. A team of Surgeons headed by eminent eye specialist Dr. Mohammad Ali Ahsan, Chief Consultant of Dhaka Eye Hospital conducted the operation.

Among others, Prof. A.A. Mohiuddin, Medical Director & Mr. M. Anowar Hossain, Director of Hospital and Mr. Mohammad Ali, Director & Mr. Khondaker Mohidul Islam, Deputy Director of BNSB were present on the occasion.

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Dutch-Bangla Bank donated additional Tk.15.00 crore to Dhaka Ahsania Mission for further development of Dhaka Ahsania Mission Cancer & General Hospital

April 12th, 2014 admin No comments

Dutch-Bangla Bank donated further Tk15.00 crore to Dhaka Ahsania Mission to meet up the cost of 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors measuring a total of 1,02,175 sft the country’s biggest cancer hospital - Ahsania Mission Cancer & General Hospital Complex, at Uttara, Dhaka. The Honorable Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Wednesday inaugurated the newly constructed 500-bed Hospital, ushering in a new horizon for the treatment of cancer patients in the country.

The Chairman of Dutch-Bangla Bank Mr. Sayem Ahmed handed over the Cheque through  Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on the Inauguration Program of the Hospital held on April 9, 2014. The Prime Minister on receiving the cheque whole-heartedly thanked the act of financial assistance.

Mentionable here, Dutch-Bangla Bank in the year 2004 made a historic donation of Tk4.00 crore for the hospital which acted as good booster. Mr. M. Sahabuddin Ahmed, Founder of Dutch-Bangla Bank inaugurated the 1st phase of the construction work of the Hospital Building on July 17, 2005.

Health and family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim, Social Welfare Minister Syed Mohsin Ali, Advocate Sahara Khatun MP, Trustee Board Chairman of Ahsania Mission Cancer & General Hospital eminent lawyer Barister Rafuq-ul-Haque, and President of Dhaka Ahsania Mission Kazi Rafiqul Alam spoke on the occasion. Advisor of the Hospital Syeda Dina Haque  delivered the welcome address.

The Ahsania Mission Cancer & General Hospital will run on ‘no-loss-no-profit basis’ aiming at providing the modern quality treatment specially for cancer affected patients where a minimum of 30% of the services will be made available to the poor patients at free of cost.

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The Chairman of Dutch-Bangla Bank Mr. Sayem Ahmed handed over the Cheque through Hon’ble Prime Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on the Inauguration Program of the Hospital held on April 9, 2014.

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Dutch-Bangla Bank Chairman elected

April 7th, 2014 admin No comments

Mr. Sayem Ahmed has been elected Chairman of Dutch-Bangla Bank at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bank held on 7th April, 2014. Mr. Ahmed is a sponsor director of the Bank and was the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board. He is director of a number of renowned textile and spinning industries of the country.

He has completed his Bachelors of Software Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) from the same University.


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Dutch-Bangla Bank holds 18th AGM (Annual General Meeting)

March 30th, 2014 admin No comments

The 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited was held on March 30, 2014 at Officers Club, Baily Road, Dhaka under the Chairmanship of Mr. Abedur Rashid Khan, Chairman, the Board of Directors of the Bank. The honorable Chairman welcomed the honorable Members present in the AGM.

The bank declared Cash Dividend @ 40% (i.e. Taka 4 per share of Taka 10 each) for the General Public Shareholders and Foreign Sponsors/ Shareholders for the year 2013. The Local Sponsors of the Bank will not receive any dividend. A good number of members participated in the discussion on the overall performance of the Bank in the AGM.

Among others, honorable Directors of the Board including Mr. Sayem Ahmed (Chairman, Executive Committee of the Board), Mr. Md. Fakhrul Islam, Dr. Irshad Kamal Khan, Mr. Chowdhury M. Ashraf Hossain, Mr. Md. Yeasin Ali, the Managing Director of the Bank Mr. K. S. Tabrez and Company Secretary Mr. Md. Monirul Alam, FCS were present in the AGM. Mr. M. Sahabuddin Ahmed, Founder of Dutch-Bangla Bank & Chairman of Dutch-Bangla Bank Foundation was also present in the meeting.
The Financial Statements of the Bank for the year ended December 31, 2013 were placed before the meeting and the members made a critical review of the performance of the Bank. The honorable members expressed their satisfaction with the activities of the Bank during the year 2013.
The honourable Shareholders also praised the Bank Authority for declaring highest cash dividend of 40% for 2013 within all listed banking companies.

The deposit of the Bank increased by 15.8% from Tk.125,433.1 million in 2012 to Tk.145,230.1 million in 2013, while loans & advances increased by 16.1% from Tk. 91,648.9 million in 2012 to Tk.106,422.8 million in 2013 and foreign-trade business increased by 6.2%.
The Bank earned net profit after tax of Tk.2,000.8 million in 2013 as against Tk.2,314.1 million in 2012. Capital Adequacy Ratio stood at 13.7%, as against 12% in 2012, that was well above 10.0% minimum regulatory requirement as per Basel-II.

The meeting unanimously reappointed M/s. Hoda Vasi Chowdhury & Co. as the auditor of the Bank for the year 2014.

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CHANGE OF VENUE OF 18th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

March 27th, 2014 admin No comments

This is for kind information of all the Hon’ble Members of Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited (DBBL) that the authority of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka has requested us to shift the venue from their hotel to elsewhere for 18th AGM of Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited (DBBL) that is scheduled to be held on March 30, 2014 in ‘Ballroom’ of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. The request has been made due to security reasons because the cricket players and other celebrity guests participating in the ongoing T-20 World Cup Cricket are now residing in Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel.

Accordingly, the venue of 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited has been shifted from ‘Ballroom’ of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka to

‘Milonayoton Bhaban’

Officers Club, 26 Baily Road

Dhaka

All other matters i.e. date, time, agenda etc. of the meeting will remain unchanged. The inconvenience thus caused, if any, is sincerely regretted.

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“4th BAF-Dutch-Bangla Bank Golf Tournament 2014”

March 2nd, 2014 admin No comments

The Closing and Prize Distribution ceremony of 4th BAF-Dutch-Bangla Bank Golf Tournament-2014 was held on March 01, 2014 at Shaheen Golf and Country Club Patenga, Chittagong. The program was organized by Shaheen Golf and Country Club, Patenga, Chittagong and sponsored by Dutch-Bangla Bank. Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Mohammad Enamul Bari, ndu, psc has grace the occasion as Chief Guest and distributed the prizes amongst the Winners. Mr. K.S. Tabrez, Managing Director of Dutch-Bangla Bank was present on the event as Special Guest. Among others, Mr. Abul Kashem Md. Shirin, Deputy Managing Director of the Bank and senior officials of Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force and senior officers of DBBL were present on the occasion.

 

Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari, ndu, psc, Chief of Air Staff expressed his sincere thanks and gratitude to DBBL for sponsoring the tournament for the 4th consecutive year. He also lauded the role of DBBL in providing banking services at the door-steps of the clientele.

 

Mr. K. S. Tabrez, Managing Director of DBBL congratulated the winners of the event. He added that, Dutch-Bangla Bank being a unique banking institution has made a name for itself by way of carrying out diverse socio-cultural activities in the country.

 

4th BAF-Dutch-Bangla Bank Golf Tournament-2014 was participated by a total of 229 golfers including 41 ladies and 30 Junior Golfers from various clubs of the country. Cdr Monjurul Hossain Khan, Mrs. Sqn Ldr Shamsun Niher and Master Mahir Muntasir won the Male, Female and Junior Winner respectively while Lt Cdr Mostafizur Rahman, Mrs. Sqn Ldr Mohammad Abu Sadek and Master Alamin won the Male, Female and Junior Runner Up respectively.

  

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DBBL holds Managers’ Conference-2014

February 24th, 2014 admin No comments

The Managers’ Conference-2014 of Dutch-Bangla Bank was held on 22 & 23 February 2014 at Hotel Purbani International, Dilkusha, Dhaka aiming to review the Bank’s performance of the year 2013 and discuss the business plan and target for the year 2014.

The Conference was presided over by Mr. K. S. Tabrez, Managing Director of the bank. Branch Managers from 136 branches of the bank attended the conference. The Deputy Managing Directors, Mr. Abul Kashem Md. Shirin, Mr. Md. Sayedul Hasan, Mr. Khan Tariqul Islam, all Divisional Heads and senior executives of Head Office of the bank were also present in the conference.

In his address, the Managing Director critically analyzed the business performance of the bank for the year 2013 and congratulated the concerned Managers and their colleagues of the respective branches who have able to achieve their targets. He also expected that the Managers who have not been able to achieve the respective targets in 2013, will make all out efforts to achieve the targets set for the year 2014.

He urged the branch managers and divisional heads to put in their best performance for achieving the overall targets of the bank set for the year 2014. He emphasized on increasing fee-based and commission income especially on procurement of non-funded business, mobilization of retail and low-cost deposits; by taking advantages of the largest On-line banking, Fast Tracks, ATM networks and Mobile Banking as well. He also directed the participants for improving the standard of customer services. 

All branch Managers while expressing their prospects and challenges firmly committed to achieve the budgetary targets for the year 2014.

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Dutch-Bangla Bank signed agreement with NEC Money Transfer for Wage Earners’ Remittance Delivery

February 12th, 2014 admin No comments

Dutch-Bangla Bank (DBBL) and NEC Money Transfer Entidad De Pago S.A, Spain signed agreement for Wage Earners’ Remittance Delivery Arrangement on February 12, 2014 at the Bank’s Head Office.

The agreement was signed by Mr. Ikram Farazy, Managing Director & CEO, NEC Money Transfer Entidad De Pago S.A and Mr. Masud Hossain, Head of International Division of DBBL while Mr. K.S. Tabrez Managing Director, Mr. Abul Kashem Md. Shirin, Deputy Managing Director of DBBL and Dr. Anower Hossain Director, NEC Money Transfer Entidad De Pago S.A. and other senior officials from both the organizations were present in this occasion.

Under this arrangement, the wage earners will be able to send money to their relatives through Dutch-Bangla Bank from different European Countries and the beneficiaries will be able to withdraw money from any of 136 branches, 2,500 ATMs and 70,000 Mobile Banking Agents.

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by Mr. Ikram Farazy, Managing Director & CEO, NEC Money Transfer Entidad De Pago S.A and Mr. Masud Hossain, Head of International Division of DBBL signed the agreement

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DBBL’s Smile-Brighter program starts in Dhaka City

February 3rd, 2014 admin No comments

Under the Smile-Brighter program, Dutch-Bangla Bank organized a 2-day long plastic surgery operation campaign at bank’s own cost at ‘Yamagata Dhaka Friendship Hospital’ in the City for the poor cleft-lipped boys and girls to bring back the endearing smile on their faces. The two-day operation campaign started on February 2, 2014. A total of 35 boys and girls would be operated upon by an eminent plastic surgeon Dr. Shareef Hasan. Mr. K.S. Tabrez, Managing Director of Dutch-Bangla Bank visited the operation camp and inquired about the cleft-lipped patients at the hospital.

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