DOT Desk:  In a webinar titled ‘MSME Access to Finance and Way Forward’, DCCI President Shams Mahmud on Wednesday appreciated Prime Bank for bringing in innovative products especially catered to the MSME in ICT sector, according to a press statement issued by the bank, reports UNB.
 Referring to Prime Bank’s SME Financing Alliance with five representative trade bodies of ICT sector — BASIS, e-CAB, ISPAB, BACCO and BCS, he said the chamber would disseminate the information of Prime Bank’s collateral free MSME financing to 4,500 members of DCCI so that eligible entrepreneurs can benefit from the loan facilities.  Abu Farah Md Naser, executive director of Bangladesh Bank, was present at the chief guest at the online discussion session attended by SME entrepreneurs of DCCI and senior bankers.  Representing Prime Bank, Syed M Omar Tayub, head of MSME Banking Division, praised Bangladesh Bank for policy support to implement the stimulus package for MSMEs and also the worthwhile initiative of credit guarantee scheme. He said Prime Bank is taking necessary measures to disburse loan to the MSMEs under the government’s stimulus package to help businesses over Covid-19 losses. Prime Bank has so far disbursed Tk 47 crore to 773 SME entrepreneurs under the stimulus package, which makes it one of the leading performing banks in terms of disbursement of MSME loan under the Covid-19 stimulus package.