General Banking

Financial institution/ intermediary that mediates or stands between ultimate borrowers and ultimate lenders is knows as banking financial institution. Banks perform this function in two ways- taking deposits from various areas in different forms and lending that accumulated amount of money to the potential investors in other different forms.

General Banking is the starting point of all the banking operating. General Banking department aids in taking deposits and simultaneously provides some ancillaries services. It provides those customers who come frequently and those customers who come one time in banking for enjoying ancillary services. In some general banking activities, there is no relation between banker and customers who will take only one service form bank. On the other hand, there are some customers with who bank are doing its business frequently. It is the department, which provides day-to-day services to the customers. Everyday it receives deposits from the customers and meets their demand for cash by honoring cheques. It opens new accounts, demit funds, issue bank drafts and pay orders etc. since bank in confined to provide the service everyday general banking is also known as retail banking. 

General Banking consists of the many sections in the branch. These are:

 Customer Service.
 Account Opening/Closing.
 Remittance.
       ▫ Payment Order Issue
       ▫ Demand Draft Issue/Collection
       ▫ T.T. Issue/Collection
       ▫ Endorsements
       ▫ IBC/OBC Collection.
 Deposit Department.
 Locker Service.
 Account’s Department.
       ▫ Clearing.
       ▫ Transfer.
       ▫ Cash.

Customer Services of MUTUAL TRUST BANK LIMITED: Professional merit and Competency, Flexibility, Determination and Dedication are the core resources that MTBL consider to be of paramount importance for building a client oriented modern banking. Customer satisfaction is MTBL foremost professional undertaking. Therefore, a satisfied client is MTBL precious product and they consider them MTBL ambassador in the market.

Customer Service In Charge:
 Mr. Kazi Imamul Haque (Senior Officer) who guide me as a  friend.

Account Opening of MTBL:
 Under this department, MTBL officer opens different types of account  on the request of clients. The procedure of opening account is given  bellow:

Types of Accounts:

General Products are:

 Current Deposit:
Interest Rate 0.00%
     ▫ Individual Account
     ▫ Joint Account
     ▫ Proprietor Ship Account
     ▫ Limited Company Account

 Savings Deposits:
Interest Rate 6.25%
     ▫ Individual Account
     ▫ Joint Account
     ▫ Proprietor Ship Account
     ▫ Limited Company Account

 Short Term Deposits:
Interest Rate 6.00%
     ▫ Individual Account
     ▫ Joint Account
     ▫ Proprietor Ship Account
     ▫ Limited Company Account

 Fixed Deposits:

Fixed deposit is one, which is repayable after the expiry of a predetermined period fixed by him. The period varies form 1 month to 12 months. These deposits are not repayable on demand but they are withdrawable subject to a period of notice. Hence, it is a popularly known as ‘Time Deposit’ or ‘Time Liabilities”. Normally the money on a fixed deposit is not repayable before the expiry of a fixed period.

Before opening a Fixed Deposit Account a customer has to fill up an application form which contains the followings:

▫ Amount in figures
▫ Beneficiary’s name and address
▫ Period
▫ Rate of interest
▫ Date of issue
▫ Date of maturity
▫ Instructions:
- To be renewed automatically with interest for the next period.
- Not to be renewed for next period.
- Pay interest to account no. (-------) on maturity
▫ Special instruction
▫ How the account will be operated (singly or jointly)
▫ Signature (s)
▫ FDR no.

Then a FDR account is opened and it is recorded in the FDR Register which contains the following information,-

▫ FDR A/C no.
▫ FDR (Fixed Deposit Receipt) no.
▫ Name of the FDR Holder with address
▫ Maturity period
▫ Maturity date
▫ Interest rate

In case of Fixed Deposit Account the Bank needs to maintain a cash reserve. So MTBL offers a high interest rate in Fixed Deposit accounts. The interest rates followed by MTBL in Fixed Deposit accounts are:

 Interest Rate:
1 months and above but less than 3 months: 8.50%
3 months and above but less than 6 months: 11.00%
6 months and above but less than 12 months: 11.25%
12 months and above: 11.75%
Source: GB Department & Banking Operations Division, circular REF: IC#BOD/21/07, Date: 04-06-2007

The FDR becomes renewed automatically in MTBL if the customer does not encash it within 7 days of maturity. In case of encashment of FDR in maturity, following accounting treatments are given:

Excise Duty on FDR--------------------Dr.
Income Tax on interest --------------Dr.
FDR A/C---------------------------------Dr.
Cash A/C----------------------------------------Cr.
Interest on FDR A/C---------------------------Cr.

If the customer wants to draw the interest only, then following entries are given:
Interest on FDR A/C-----------------Dr.
Cash A/C---------------------------------------Cr.

In case of ‘before maturity enactment’ interest is calculated for the days from the date of opening the FDR account.

Festival Sanchay Prokalpa are:

 Eid-Ul-Azha Sanchaya Prokalpa:
  Interest Rate 10.00%
 Eid-Ul-Fitre Sanchaya Prokalpa:
  Interest Rate 10.00%
 Durga-Puja Sanchaya Prokalpa:
  Interest Rate 10.00%
 Buddha-Purnima Sanchaya Prokalpa:
  Interest Rate 10.00%
 Boro-Din Sanchaya Prokalpa:
  Interest Rate 10.00%

MTBL Consumer Banking Products are:
1. Brick by Brick Savings Scheme      
2. Monthly Benefit Plan
3. Save Everyday Plan
4. Childrens Education Plan
5. Consumer Credit Scheme
6. BestInvest Plan
7. Unique Savings Plan

 Some of MTBL Consumer Products

 1. Brick By Brick Savings Scheme:                                                                
Monthly Installment 5 Years* 8 Years* 10 Years* 

* The maturity value is an indicative figure. Tax/Excise Duty will be deducted as per govt. rules. 90% Loan Advantage on deposited amount. Thereafter in multiples of Tk. 5000 up to a limit of Tk. 100,000.

 2. MTB Monthly Benefit Plan:
Deposit Amount Income Amount for 3-year plan* Income Amount for 5-year plan*  

* The maturity value is an indicative figure. Tax/Excise Duty will be deducted as per govt. rules. 90% Loan Advantage on deposited amount.

 3. Save Everyday Plan:
Saving money for the future is a common practice in any society. Savings help you to build a better tomorrow. Regular saving makes a man become disciplined, self confident and successful.

MTBL offers you "Save Everyday" Plan. The primary advantage of this plan is that you are absolutely free to choose your own time for depositing money into this account. You can deposit  daily, weekly or monthly. The choice is yours, but the transactions will have to be within the Bank's transaction hour.

This is a 5 year plan and you will be required to open the account with an initial deposit of Tk. 2500/= only. We offer you very attractive interest rate which is accrued in this account on a daily basis.

 4. MTB Education Plan:                                                                
Monthly Installment 4 Years* 7 Years* 9 Years* 

* The maturity value is an indicative figure. Tax/Excise Duty will be deducted as per govt. rules. 90% Loan Advantage on deposited amount.

 5. Consumer Credit Scheme:
In order to make a significant contribution in the living standards of the people of medium and low income category, MTBL has introduced a scheme called "Consumer Credit Scheme". With a view to materialize the dreams of those who are unable to make one time investment from their own savings, one can now afford to buy necessary household equipments and thus improve the standard of living. 

All sorts of household durables eg. Television, Refrigerators, Computers, Air Conditioners, Video Cameras, Washing/ Drying Machines and Furnitures are allowed under this scheme. One can buy Motorcycle too under this programme.

The collateral security is minimum and the interest rates are one of the lowest in the market. Please contact the nearest branch for details.

 6. BestInvest:
BestInvest offers you efficient high return investment plan. This plan helps you to build up a sizeable income in easy and affordable installments. This plan allows you to own 5 times the initial invested amount. BestInvest offers two separate and convenient term deposit periods for 4 years and 6 years respectively.
 
BestInvest is available in units worth Tk.50,000/- each. You will invest Tk.10,000/- as down payment for purchasing 1 (one) unit and the Bank will provide loan for Tk.40,000/-. The customer also has the option to buy units in multiples of Tk. 50,000/- but maximum upto Tk. 1,00,00,000/- (one crore).

This is a unique high return plan catering to all income group. So do not miss the opportunity.

Customized Products are:

 MTB Double Saver Plan:
Deposit Amount Maturity Value after 6 Years* 

* The maturity value is an indicative figure. Tax/Excise Duty will be deducted as per govt. rules. 90% Loan Advantage on deposited amount.

 MTB Triple Saver Plan:
Deposit Amount Maturity Value after 11 Years* 

* The maturity value is an indicative figure. Tax/Excise Duty will be deducted as per govt. rules. 90% Loan Advantage on deposited amount.

 MTB Millionaire Plan:
Monthly Installment Year Maturity Value* 

* The maturity value is an indicative figure. Tax/Excise Duty will be deducted as per govt. rules. 90% Loan Advantage on deposited amount.

 7. MTB Unique Savings Plan:
Unique Savings Plan is an any day, any amount savings plan. The beauty of this plan is that a customer can deposit any day, any time and any amount.

Unique Savings Plan offers you to deposit any amount of your choice but not less than Tk. 500/- for 3/4/5 years. This is a high income plan with withdrawal facilities. The withdrawal facility will help you at the time of any emergency. You can withdraw 50% of the deposited balance for once a month. At maturity you will get a handsome amount.