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ONE Bank Limited (OBL) was incorporated in May, 1999 with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies under the Companies Act. 1994, as a commercial bank in the private sector. The Bank is pledge-bound to serve the customers and the community with utmost dedication. The prime focus is on efficiency, transparency, precision and motivation with the spirit and conviction to excel as ONE Bank in both value and image.

The name 'ONE Bank' is derived from the insight and long nourished feelings of the promoters to reach out to the people of all walks of life and progress together towards prosperity in a spirit of oneness.

OBL is a private sector commercial bank dedicated in the business line of taking deposits from public through its various saving schemes and lending the fund in various sectors at a higher margin. However, due attention is given in respect of risk undertaking, risk hedging and if not appropriately hedged, reflection of the same in pricing.

 
 

In the financing side, the bank's major concentration is in trade finance covering about 20.88% of total financing as on YE2006 which is mainly a short-term investment. The banks financing concentrate in both, working capital finance and long-term finance. OBL has major concentration of financing in medium and large industries. Since the short-term finance carries low risk compared to long-term finance; the financing strategy of OBL will assist the bank to keep the risk at minimal. Besides commercial banking, which includes deposit taking, the provision of cheque services and lending, One Bank may also carry on any other business which is regulated or authorized by Bangladesh Bank, including financial advisory services, trade finance, short term investing and short-term foreign exchange.

 

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One Bank
Category : Local Private Commercial Bank
SWIFT Code : ONEBBDDH

Address :
HRC Bhaban
46, Kawran Bazar C/A
Dhaka 1215
Bangladesh

Telephone : +880 2 911 8161
Facsimile  : +880 2 913 4794
Website :  www.onebankbd.com
 

OBL also involved in cement construction and transport sector financing. In the investment portfolio, OBL have substantial investment in quoted and non-quoted shares of different organization including some very prospective financial institutions. The bank has shown its acumen in reducing its exposure from ship scrapping sector, steel re-rolling where the bank had investment earlier. With the increase in exposure to RMG, the bank has increased its non-funded business income substantially. The OBL has taken initiative to launch IT based banking products like ATM facilities, E-banking etc that are praiseworthy.
 

 

Bangladesh Bank, as the central bank, has legal authority to supervise and regulate all banks and non-bank financial institutions. Bank Company Act, 1991, empowers Bangladesh Bank to issue licenses to carry out banking business in Bangladesh. Given some broad policy goals and objectives, it formulates and implements monetary policy, manages foreign exchange reserves and lays down prudential regulations and conduct monitoring thereof as they apply to the entire banking system. The Bangladesh Bank has the power to impose penalties for non-compliance and also to intervene in the management of a bank if serious problem arise. It also has the delegated authority of issuing policy directives regarding the foreign exchange regime.

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