About SME Banking, MTB
MTB has started SME banking in 2007. Since then, it has become one of the leading SME Banks in Bangladesh. Within a span of 7 years, MTB has secured two highly prestigious awards: Women Entrepreneur Friendly Bank of the Year 2014 and SME Bank of the Year 2014 at the SME Financing Fair-2014 organized for the first time by Bangladesh Bank and SME Foundation jointly. MTB won the award for its outstanding contribution to development of SMEs in Bangladesh.
SMEs have already become the most powerful and sustainable pillars of Bangladesh economy, covering both non-traditional manufacturing and service sector. Bangladesh Bank is also relentlessly working towards the development of the sector to achieve higher GDP growth, financial inclusion and overall a resilient and dynamic financial system of the country.
“They say commercial banks bridge ordinary people with extraordinary opportunities. But in MTB, we believe that we connect extraordinary people with well-deserved opportunities. Entrepreneurs are extraordinary. They are amongst the few people who dare to dream. MTB SME Banking Division is a proud patron of these extraordinary people.”- Mr. Anis A Khan, Managing Director and CEO of MTB.
With a diversified array of products, MTB SME Banking has catered to the needs of every type of SME business. While meeting the targets set by Bangladesh Bank, MTB has also contributed to woman empowerment, job creation, and rural development by making its mark in the SME Sector.
MTB SME Banking has secured 44.34% business growth in 2014. In 2015, MTB is going to introduce more innovative products and surprising opportunities in SME banking. Currently, MTB is the only bank that offers 9% interest rate to the Women Entrepreneur, which is a unique opportunity for them. Extending its financing to Agricultural sector, MTB has become a one-stop financing facility provider to agro-enterprises, offering trainings and workshops for business skill development, financial counseling and advisory services to its clients. Furthermore, MTB extended its financing to Green Energy and IT, two of the most thriving sectors in the country.
“In the coming days, we are coming with more approaches and surprises in MTB SME Banking”, – Mr. Anis A Khan, MD and CEO of MTB.