Banks are largely subject to strict customer due diligence regulations

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banking in Bangladesh

Country banking analysis

Everything you need to know to set up an operating company with a bank account.

1. Exchange of banking information

β€’ Banks are largely subject to strict customer due diligence regulations (old FATF recommendation 5 / new FATF recommendation 10).

β€’ Banks are fully obligated to maintain sufficient records of customer and transaction data for law enforcement (old FATF recommendation 10 / new FATF recommendation 11).

β€’ Banks and / or other covered entities are required to report large transactions in currency or other monetary instruments to designated authorities.

Is it legal to open an offshore bank account in Bangladesh?


We must emphasize that it is perfectly legal to open a offshore bank account in Bangladeshas well as any offshore jurisdiction or low tax. Illegality arises when the beneficiary of these offshore accounts

You have not informed the administrative and tax authorities of your country of origin of the opening of said bank account.

2. Measures to avoid tax evasion

<br>β€’ Dividend payments: No unilateral relief for double taxation through a tax credit system.

<br>β€’ Interest payments: No unilateral relief for double taxation through a tax credit system.

3. Cash flow

β€’ The jurisdiction DOES NOT issue or accept the circulation of large bills / cash notes of your own currency (value over 200 EUR / GBP / USD).

β€’ Unregistered bearer shares are available / outstanding or registered by a private custodian.

β€’ Series LLC / Shielded Cell Companies are not available.

β€’ Trusts with escape clauses are not prohibited.


  • Shareholders and Agents
  • Office permits
  • Protection of trademarks and copyrights. - Market study.
  • Legal support
  • Proportion of details of temporary unions or associations
  • Fusions and acquisitions.
  • Internal control.
  • Group restructuring.
  • Financial management consulting.
  • Buy a business.
  • Valuation of companies.
  • Credit recovery
  • Job solutions
  • Due diligence search on existing companies and individuals

4. Anti-money laundering legislation

Bangladesh is no longer on the FATF List of countries that have been identified with strategic AML deficiencies.

The latest follow-up Mutual Evaluation Report related to the implementation of anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations in Bangladesh was made in 2020.

Based on that assessment, Bangladesh was found to be in compliance with 9 and largely 27 of the 40 FATF recommendations. It was considered Highly Effective for 0 and Substantially Effective for 3 of the Effectiveness and Technical Compliance ratings.

Overall Non-Compliance Score for FATF Standards in percentage: 39,9%.

(100% = all indicators rated as not met / low level of effectiveness; 0% = all indicators rated as completed or highly effective).

5. Automatic exchange of information

The automatic exchange of information is extremely secret in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is not a signatory to the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement (MCAA), which provides the multilateral legal framework to participate in the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) in accordance with the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) of the OECD.

What type of private banking exists in Bangladesh?

International Banking
Local banking

Central bank security ⭐⭐⭐

The international and digital banks They're available.


Real bank operations: 90%.

Visa type: €, $.

Joint accounts.

Remote management account: To consult.

Asset management Depending on the rating of the company.

Rates: Depends on the type of account.

Credit / debit cards in local currency.

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