Dutch-Bangla Bank to invest in digital bank, open merchant bank
Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd (DBBL) is going to invest in a digital bank and form two subsidiaries in order to expand business in capital market, the bank said today.
DBBL said its board has given the go-ahead to the plan to invest Tk 12.5 crore in the proposed Digi10 Bank PLC by joining a consortium of 10 banks. The bank will have 10 percent share in the proposed virtual bank.
The private bank also said its board decided to form a full-fledged merchant bank -- Dutch-Bangla Bank Investment Limited -- with a proposed paid-up capital of Tk 25 crore.
It will be a fully owned subsidiary subject to all regulatory approvals.
In addition, DBBL will establish of a brokerage house named Dutch-Bangla Bank Securities Limited to act as a stock dealer and broker.
The fully owned subsidiary will have a paid-up capital of Tk 10 crore, said the private bank in a disclosure on the Dhaka Stock Exchange news board.
Investors remained indifferent to the disclosure as share of DBBL remained unchanged at Tk 59.10 at DSE until 11.18 am today.