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Mercantile Bank Limited joins FCI as Associate Member

  • 13-Dec-2020

Mercantile Bank Limited (MBL) has recently become Associate Member of FCI (previously known as Factor Chain International FCI); the Global Representative Body for Factoring and Financing of Open Account Domestic and International Trade Receivables.

FCI through a letter signed by Mr. Peter MULROY, Secretary General of FCI has officially confirmed the associate membership of Mercantile Bank to FCI. Mr. MULROY welcomed MBL as their newest (Associate) member in Bangladesh and expressed his firm confidence that MBL would greatly contribute the growth of international factoring under the FCI umbrella through its large customer base. 

Being an Associate Member of FCI, MBL will avail the broader network of FCI through its 400 members in more than 90 countries to offer export and import factoring service to its existing and potential customers in Bangladesh. This is a big stride for MBL on the way to facilitating export factoring following Bangladesh Bank’s approval to exporters for shipping goods on sales contract under open account credit terms within statutory period vide Bangladesh Bank’s FE circular # 25 dated June 30, 2020.

Md. Quamrul Islam Chowdhury, Managing Director and CEO of MBL said “we are proud to be a member of FCI as MBL would be able to explore the global factoring market through FCI platform and thereby offering innovative solution to its export clients exporting under open account credit term”.

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