Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) has come forward to use 'Porichoy’, the API based National ID Real-time Verification Portal porichoy.gov.bd, introduced by the Government.
The portal, first of its kind in Bangladesh was launched by Sajeeb Wazed, ICT Affairs Advisor to Prime Minister on July 17 of the current year.
EBL's journey with Porichoy was formally launched by Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP, State Minister, ICT Division at a ceremony held at the ICT Division auditorium at Agargaon in the city today (Sunday), according to a media release.
Ali Reza Iftekhar, Managing Director and CEO, M Khorshed Anowar, Head of Retail and SME Banking, Ziaul Karim, Head of Communications and External Affairs of EBL along with other senior officials of the Bank and the Ministry were present on the occasion.
EBL has already been connected with the portal and has gone Live. As a result the bank is now in a position to verify the NID numbers of their customers with the help of Porichoy.
Porichoy will help the bank to verify its customers’ address, passport details, signature, photograph, biometric, personal details, TIN, CIB, etc using a specific ID and Password.
EBL also launched a Co-branded Credit Card with ICT Division for the employees of the latter at the function.