The fintech space has taken the world by storm—across the world, startups seemingly debut on a daily basis with digital products and services poised to disrupt traditional banking and the financial services sector. Even in emerging tech hubs like Dhaka, entrepreneurs are developing groundbreaking solutions that are revolutionizing how locals spend, transact, invest and save.
From financial product comparison solutions to mobile banking platforms, the following are the top 7 fintech companies from Dhaka you need to know about in 2017.
SureCash’s mobile banking and payment platform allows users to make/receive payments on their phones: utility bills, tuition fees, personal remittances, online purchase, and more. The company is working with 6 local banks, 350 payment partners, and over 41,000 retail agents.
Kaz Software develops custom software products and applications for both Fortune 500 enterprises and startups. The company has considerable experience building finance-related apps, such as Thomson Reuter’s Global Trade analyzer.
SmartKompare’s platform helps consumers find the best financial products based on their specific needs: personal loans, credit cards, car loans, and more. The company has been featured in publications like The Independent, Bangla News 24, and SD Asia, among others.
Projekt.co has developed a secure platform that enables innovators, artists, and changemakers to raise funds from friends, families, and other supporters. Despite still being in beta mode, the solution has already become a local hit.
bKash aims to provide the people of Bangladesh—including unbankable and low-income citizens—access to a wider range of convenient, affordable, and reliable financial services. By using mobile devices and omnipresent telecom networks, the company is able to extend financial services to the remote and underserved.
Pujee has developed an online platform that allows entrepreneurs to prepare early stage financials and valuation for fundraising purposes. The company also offers a myriad of fundraising resources and videos on its website.
DBBL’s mobile banking platform allows customers to manage their money without having to visit a local bank branch. The solution has won several awards, including the “Best Mobile Banking Initiative Award” at the Asian Banker Technology Implementation Awards.
In short, as Bangladesh continues to undergo digital transformations, expect to see more fintech innovators emerging from its capital in the coming months and years. Be sure to keep these 7 Dhaka fintech companies on your radar in 2017 and beyond.