PayPal-Xoom has already been introduced in the country. It would be inaugurated officially very soon, as the ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak informed while letting know his reaction about the budget in a press conference held at Software Technology Park on June 2, 2017 where leading members of different associations of ICT sector including BASIS, BCS, BACCO and eCab were present.
In the press conference, as chief guest, the State Minister said-The government of Sheikh Hasina wants to play the role of vigilant concierge in providing citizen services. That’s the reason we have already introduced National Emergency Service ‘999’ on trial basis and online transaction platform ‘PayPal-Xoom’ as well.
We are going to organize an inauguration program of introducing PayPal-Xoom service along with the participation of all the banks, where we will also try to have our ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy, as he added.
Sonali Bank introduced PayPal-Xoom service last month on trail basis. The bank issued a circular to provide the service in all its branches.
Bangladesh Bank gave approval for this service to Sonali Bank, Agrani Bank, Rupali Bank along with Social Islami and Dutch-Bangla Bank in last March of this year.