Among 57 commercial banks in the country, 40 banks have introduced internet banking service. Despite this online banking transaction service’s getting popular rapidly, number of subscribers is still below 20 lakh.
Bangladesh Bank too is going to take different initiatives to introduce this service in larger extent. Network for inter-bank transactions are getting increased. Resultantly, an opportunity for Real Time transactions has been created. New banks are getting included in this network every month.
According to latest statistics of Bangladesh Bank, Number of subscribers who are running banking activities through internet in the country was 17 lakh till October 2017 and among them 90% subscribers belong to the foreign banks.
All the banks charge every subscriber taka 200 to 300 per month for internet banking service, as Bangladesh Bank stated. But, despite strong efforts, subscribers are not getting much interested in internet banking, as the concerned informed.