Master Card Launched in Bangladesh by Bank Asia Limited
MasterCard, Bank Asia and BASIS officials during the launch of the card for the freelancers. With the help of MasterCard and Bangladesh Association of Software Services (BASIS), Bank Asia Limited has launched a freelancer card called ‘Shadhin ‘ for the first time in the country. The freelancers can directly accept their online income legally from their respective international employers through this card. This local MasterCard can be used to collect foreign currency, online shopping all over the world where it is accepted, they can save up to 70 percent of the income in dollars
At present, there are approximately six and a half million freelancers in Bangladesh. Five lakh of them work on the basis of monthly income.
The bank’s Deputy Governor SM Moniruzzaman, A Rouf Chowdhury, Chairman of Bank Asia Limited, Md. Arfan Ali, Managing Director of Bank Aisa, Syed Almas Kabir, President of BASIS and MasterCard India’s Country Corporate Officer Porosinh Singh.
MasterCard India’s Country Corporate Officer Porosh Singh said, “Online trading is important in creating a cashless world. ‘Shadhin’ card will allow freelancing community to take money in legitimate ways. ‘