Staff reporter Dhaka : bKash has facilitated the two-day long conference of ‘WE’, the country’s
largest community of women entrepreneurs, with services and essential instructions on receiving
payment through Personal Retail Account (PRA). Without any trade license, these small and medium
entrepreneurs will therefore be able to expand their business by opening PRA with NID and
personally registered SIM and accept payments, send money, Cash Out at lower charge and make
payment to other merchant accounts.
Women and e-Commerce (WE), the largest platform for women entrepreneurs doing business with
Bangladeshi products, currently has a Facebook group of around 1.3 million members and more than
400 thousand women entrepreneurs. ‘WE Summit-2022’ facilitated training, workshops, discussions
and start-up support to make them more efficient and successful in business. In addition to ICT
Division of the government, bKash also co-operated as one of the sponsor organizations. At the
summit, bKash advised the entrepreneurs about PR account opening, payment acceptance method
and various other facilities.
Online or Facebook based women entrepreneurs can get additional limit facility while receiving
payment of products from customers through PRA. This retail account is strengthening the country’s
digital payment ecosystem by reducing cash dependency. Besides, transactions between customers
and sellers are becoming easier and safer.
Nishat Rahman, Chief Customer Service Officer of bKash, said in a panel discussion organized at WE
Summit, “PRA is an attempt to facilitate technologically smart solutions to make the financial
transactions done by women entrepreneurs convenient and secure. bKash is proud to offer such
kind of service to women entrepreneurs.”
Noteworthy, PRA holders can enjoy the facilities to send money and cash out from their accounts.
Each account has a QR code that facilitates transactions. Payment to other merchant accounts is also
available from this account. Meanwhile, as there is no hassle of keeping changes, customer can
easily pay for the product even from a distance. As a result, both the buyer and the seller are
benefited from payment through PRA. Interested entrepreneurs can visit
https://www.bkash.com/personal-retail-account to open PRA and also see the terms and conditions,
limits and other details.