DHAKA: President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday issued separate messages congratulating the exporters selected for the National…
Dr. H.B.M. Iqbal, a dynamic business personality of the country is the Chairman of the Premier Bank Limited. It has been his vision since the beginning of the Premier Bank to see it as the best amongst the top financial institutions of Bangladesh. Under his true leadership and guidance within a few years Premier Bank with its motto “service first” has become one of the best third generation banks of the country. Dr. H.B.M. Iqbal is also the Group Chairman of multi-dimensional corporate body having interest in the field of Banking Insurance, Leasing, Manufacturing, Cement, Training, Distribution House, Travel & Tourism, Aviation still, Supermarket, Medical Centre, Hotel & Restaurant etc. He is presently serving as the Senior Vice President of Dhaka City Awami League. He is the chairman of Ben Lub (Pte) Ltd., Bengal Tiger Cement Industries Ltd., Air Concern International Ltd., Centaur Ltd. and Bukhara Restaurant (Pvt) Ltd. He is also the Managing Director of Beacon Travel International Ltd., Proprietor of Iqbal Centre & Concern International. In addition to his success in trade and busines, he is immensely reputed for his huge contribution in the field of education. He served as the Chairman of a number of reputed schools, colleges and universities of the country. He is a former Member of Parliament of Dhaka-10, Tejgaon Ramna Area, a former Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Science and Technology, former president, Association of Travel Agents of Bangladesh (ATAB), former Chairman, Tejgaon University College, Viqarunnisa Noon School & College, Inspahani School & College, Wills Little Flower School, Siddheswari University College, Dhaka Medical College & Hospital and Habibullah Bahar University. He is a former syndicate member of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Former President of Bangladesh-Malaysia Friendship Society.
For his outstanding contribution to the growth of our national economy as well as to our society, Dr. H.B.M. Iqbal received many awards and recognition from different socio-cultural organizations. He received Arthakantha Business & Cultural Award-2008 as the “Best Chairman in the Private Sector, Rafiqul Islam Banking Award 2003, the Financial Mirror Award-2008-2009 as the “Best Bank Chairman, Fakir Lalon Shah Padak, 2009 by Jatiya Shahitya Sangskritik Sangathan as the “Best Chairman of the year”.
About Premier Bank: Growing Deep, Spreading Wide. With a decade-long history of glory and success, The Premier Bank Limited has rooted deep into a massive capital base and spread far and wide to a larger network of Branches, ATMs and SME channels. The Bank, a pioneer of many innovations, is now expanding fast to the extent of higher market share and significant growth in assets. So far, it has won the loyalty of a strong customer base that numbers a total of more than 1.4 Lac at the end of 2009.
To light up the spirit of 21st century, telling mostly of cutting-edge techniques, a visionary entrepreneur cum industrialist Dr. H.B.M. Iqbal laid the foundation of Premier Bank in the year 1999. As a company that understands and reflects human motivation and values, the Bank started working with a passion “Service first” to stand out in the crowd as a house of banking excellence. After a decade of competition, the Bank has reinforced a safe, sensible and sustainable way forward and speaks volumes about the depth of business performance and achievements.
This bank is now a competent service provider for private and business customers as well as small and midsized companies in addition to serving large and multinational corporate. As a capable absorbent of financial shocks, a much talked matter-of-the-day, it has based its foundation strong with a capital base of Taka 4965 million. Some 38 Branches and 5 SME centers have strengthened its nationwide network with an ambitious target of 50 Branches and 10 SME centers by 2010. The wings of operations have widened up to SME potentials, agricultural prospects and capital market opportunities. Premier customers have continued to enjoy an increasingly broad and attractive range of products and services. High aspiration grows amid rising whispers that it is time for the stakeholders to partner with a fearless voyager that plucks the benefits for whom it stands for.
Their reward is the trust that customers place on them and their return is the value intend to keep building in the years ahead.
The Bank has a clear vision towards its ultimate destiny- to be the best amongst the top financial institutions.
The mission of the Bank is-
- To be the most caring and customer friendly provider of financial services, creating opportunities for more people in more places.
- To ensure stability and sound growth whilst enhancing the value of shareholders investments.
- To aggressively adopt technology at all levels of operations and to improve efficiency and reduce cost per transaction.
- To ensure a high level of transparency and ethical standards in all business transacted by the Bank.
- To provide congenial atmosphere which will attract competent work force who will be proud and eager to work for the Bank.
- To be socially responsible and strive to uplift the quality of the life by making effective contribution to national development.
Premier is what Premier Does
The authority believes Premier is that Premier does. Real Time Online Banking equipped with state-of-the-art technology is the part and parcel of their service. Everybody can bank with any of their Branches if they are Premier customer.
They provide optimum return on savings investment. It is the first local bank to apply daily balance based interest on savings account.
The authority has shining memories of unique performance back in 2004 when first acquired the honor among the local banks to issue VISA credit card in the country. It offers VISA credit card both local & international with available facilities at its own ATMs.
It’s Debit Card is an excellent replacement for cheque maintenance complexities. A savings or current account holder of Premier Bank can enjoy personalized and privileged services of Debit Card.
The Bank has connected the most popular medium of communication such as cell phone with banking. One can bank with them even while at home through SMS banking service. Their CMS banking service meets up clients queries about credit card transaction.
It cares the best about any query, suggestion, objection or even allegation, no matter how irrelevant they look like. Customer’s call centre is formed to oversee their clients’ reaction under the direct supervision of their Hon’ble Managing Director.
They excel in devising new products and services. In line with variant choices of their clientage the services are tailored and streamlined.