• Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022
  • Last Update : 03:32 am

ED: Embracing the digital way to pay

  • Published at 09:49 am May 18th, 2021
digital credit mobile banking
BIGSTOCK

Our decision to invest in digital payment technology was a wise one

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt the country’s economy a blow unlike anything that has been experienced before, but it should give us all hope to see the resilience with which Bangladesh has faced all these unforeseen challenges. Bangladesh has performed better than India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, and amid the disastrous year of 2020, we surpassed India’s per capita GDP according to IMF estimates.

Our goals right now are nothing if not ambitious, with a focus to shed the LDC tag by 2024, and many more goals further down the line. To meet these goals though, in a world where physical contact or travel between borders has been difficult at best, and impossible at worst, our payment systems must evolve. 

To that end, it is wonderful to see the increased use of mobile financial services across the country -- more and more people are using MFS for groceries, online shopping, and utility bills. A country that not so long ago trusted nothing but cash is now finally modernizing its payment culture. 

Now, the RMG sector, often referred to as the engine of Bangladesh’s economic growth, has embraced digital payments, and this is poised to be a game-changer for our economy. Payments can now be made on time, and money always reaches the right recipients unlike before. Furthermore, there are benefits that go beyond the financials, from decreasing hassle to decreasing the risk of Covid transmission. 

Our decision to invest in digital payment technology was a wise one, and we must stay on this road. The pandemic has been bad for all of us, but we cannot deny that it has catalyzed some positive changes in society, and that is nothing if not a silver lining.

74
Facebook 74
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail