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Standard Chartered Bangladesh gets three

Standard Chartered Bangladesh has won three awards at the "Mastercard Excellence Award 2021" held recently in Dhaka.

The accolades came in the categories of "Excellence in Mastercard Credit Business (domestic) 2020-21", "Excellence in Mastercard Credit Business (international) 2020-21", and "Excellence in Mastercard Contactless 2020-21", a press release said.

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Mastercard, a US-based multinational financial services corporation, organised the event to celebrate its 30 years of operations in Bangladesh and 50 years of the country's independence.

"Over the years, we have been consistently building on our pioneering legacy of having been the first to introduce credit cards in Bangladesh with a wide range of schemes that go beyond the ordinary and suit the evolving lifestyle needs of our clients," said Sabbir Ahmed, managing director and head of retail banking at Standard Chartered Bangladesh.

"I am delighted that even during this challenging year, our team's pursuit of excellence has been recognised once again. We would like to thank our clients, regulators and the wider ecosystem for making this achievement possible," he added.

MA Mannan, the minister for planning; Md Khurshid Alam, executive director of Bangladesh Bank; Helen LaFave, charge d' affairs of the US Embassy in Dhaka; among other senior officials from partner banks, fintech companies, dignitaries and merchants from across the country attended the programme.