New mobile financial and payment service Trust Axiata Pay, styled as ‘tap’ was been launched on Wednesday.
Chief of Army Staff, General S M Shafiuddin Ahmed, announced the commercial operation of the country's newest mobile financial and payment service in an inaugural ceremony held at the Trust Bank head office in Dhaka.
"In this technological era mobile financial service (MFS) is a very fitting and useful technological tool. This is why Trust Bank Limited — a company of the Army Welfare Trust — has partnered with Axiata Digital Services to launch the Trust Axiata Pay or ‘tap,’ the Army Chief said.
“I am honoured and proud to have been able to launch such a service to coincide with the birth centenary of the father of the nation and the golden jubilee of the country’s independence. I hope that we will be able to bring this service to the doorsteps of people inshallah,” he added.
Humaira Azam, managing director and chief executive officer of Trust Bank Ltd said, “Trust Bank aims to provide the best banking services to the people of the country. This is the reason for our partnership with Axiata Group. I believe digital transaction services can reach new heights through this partnership.”
The Chief Executive Officer (Acting) of Trust Axiata Digital Ltd, Dewan Nazmul Hasan said, “We are happy to be able to launch ‘tap’ at the year of the golden jubilee of our independence. We believe the people of the country will welcome this initiative by the Bangladesh Army and Trust Bank Limited. Trust Axiata Digital Limited will become an icon of trust in mobile banking in the country.”
Trust Axiata Digital Limited was founded in May last year as a MFS company. The company is a joint venture between Trust Bank Limited, Bangladesh and Axiata Digital Services Sdn Bhd, Malaysia.
`tap’ has brought the service aiming to promote cashless and universal banking meaning anytime-anywhere payments-transactions using mobile phones in Bangladesh.
The service will cater to all customers, corporate and government payments like merchant shopping, bill payment, fund transfer, cash-out from agent, add money from bank, insurance bill, passport fees, utility bill, NID fee, tuition fees, mobile recharge and, e-commerce.
Guests appeared at the inauguration event included: Maj Gen Shakil Ahmed, Vice Chairman, Army Welfare Trust; Brig Gen Abul Mansur Md Ashraf Khan, Managing Director, Army Welfare Trust; Anthony Sheyantha Abeykoon, CFO Axiata Digital Services; Subbaraman Vaidyanathan, member of the Board of Directors, Axiata Digital Services; Tomoo Maruyama, Chief Strategy Officer, Axiata Digital Services; and other honourable guests.