Report on General Banking Activities of Jamuna Bank Limited
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Major objective of this report is to discuss and analysis General Banking Activities of Jamuna Bank Limited. Jamuna Bank Limited undertakes all types of Banking transactions to guide the development of trade and commerce of the country. Jamuna Bank’s services are also designed for the entrepreneurs to set up new ventures and BMRE associated with industrial units. Finally draw SWOT analysis and recommend solution.

OVERVIEW OF JAMUNA BANK LIMITED (JBL):

Jamuna Bank Limited (JBL) is a Banking registered under the Companies Act, 1994 with its Head office establisheded at Chini Shilpa Bhaban, 3, Dilkusha Commercial Area, Dhaka – 1000. The Bank started its operation from 3rd June 2001. The permission of the Central Bank converted in a full-fledged schedule for Jamuna Bank Ltd. in June 2001 with starting The Authorized Capital Tk.1600.00 million and Paid Up Capital of Tk. 390.00 million to serve the nation from a broader platform.

Banking system of Bangladesh has gone through three phases of development- nationalization, privatization and lastly financial sector reform. The Jamuna Bank Limited (JBL) is a highly generated operation with the rising Authorized Capital and Paid – Up Capital of Tk. 4,000.00 million and Tk. 1225.71 million respectively as of December, 2007. The company operated up to 2008 with Thirty – Six (35) branches (Including five Rural Branches & Two Islamic Banking Branches). And few branches are planned to be opened soon.

JBL undertakes all types of Banking transactions to support the development of trade and commerce of the country. JBL’s services are also available for the entrepreneurs to set up new ventures and BMRE of industrial units.

 

OBJECTIVE OF THE REPORT:

Objectively, obtaining the knowledge oriented with practical working level is obvious to be efficient.   The report’s objective is to gather practical knowledge about general banking systems in Bangladesh. By Internship period, my target is to set an effective knowledge about “General Banking Activities of Jamuna Bank Limited” in my mind to help to complete my report. There are also some specific objectives for this report as follows:

  • To appraise the General Banking function of The Jamuna Bank Ltd.
  • To illustrate Financial Performance of the host organization (loan and advances, Deposit & Deposit Mix, Risk Management, Import & Export, Product & Services and also Foreign Remittance/ Exchange Operation).

 

METHODOLOGY OF THE REPORT:

In order to make the Report more meaningful and presentable, two sources of data and information have been used widely. The data collection method of this study consisted of both primary and secondary sources. Majority of the information was collected from secondary sources.

Data Sources:

  1. Primary sources: The primary sources include interviews with the concerned officers of the bank and also informal contact with the respective clients and customers..
  2. Secondary sources: The secondary sources of data are the annual reports, general reports, and official documents of the bank from the year 2007 & 2008.

The Primary Sources are as follows:

  • Face-to-face conversation with respective officers and staffs of the bank   who are giving the support to complete the report.
  • Informal conversation with respective clients, whose are take the facility and how they act and behave with bank’s facility, help to finish the report.
  • Practical work exposures form the different departments of the Branch covered.
  • Relevant file study as provided by the officers concerned.

The Secondary Sources of data and information are:

  • Annual Report (2007) of JAMUNA Bank.
  • Periodicals published by Bangladesh Bank.
  • Various book, articles, compilations etc. Regarding general banking functions, foreign exchange operations and credit policies.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW OF JBL

THE BANK:

Jamuna Bank Limited (JBL) is a Banking Company registered under the Companies Act, 1994 with its Head Office at Chini Shilpa Bhaban, 3, Dilkusha C/A, Dhaka-1000. The Bank started its operation from 3rd June 2001. Jamuna Bank Limited is a highly capitalized new generation Bank with an Authorized Capital and Paid-up Capital of Tk.1600.00 million and Tk.390.00 million respectively. The Paid-up Capital has been raised to 429.00 million and the total equity of the bank stands at 725.00 million as on June 30, 2005. Banking system of Bangladesh has gone through three phases of development- nationalization, privatization and lastly financial sector reform. The Jamuna Bank Limited (JBL) is a highly generated operation with the rising Authorized Capital and Paid – Up Capital of Tk. 4,000.00 million and Tk. 1225.71 million respectively as of December, 2007. Currently the Bank has 39 (Thirty Nine) branches 16 in Dhaka, 7 in Chittagong, 3  in Sylhet, 2 in Gazipur, 1 in Bogra, 2 in Naogaon, 1 in Munshigang, 1 in Shirajganj, 1 in Rajshahi and 1 in Narayanganj, 1 in Comilla (including 9 Rural Branches and 2  Islami Banking Branches).

The Bank undertakes all types of banking transactions to support the development of trade and commerce of the country. JBL’s services are also available for the entrepreneurs to set up new ventures and BMRE of industrial units. Jamuna Bank Ltd., the only Bengali named new generation private commercial  bank was established by a group of winning local entrepreneurs conceiving an idea of creating a model banking institution with different outlook to offer the valued customers,  a comprehensive range of financial services and innovative products for sustainable mutual growth and prosperity. The sponsors are reputed personalities in the filed of trade, commerce and industries.

The operation hour of the Bank is 9:00 A.M. To 5:00 P.M. from Sunday to Thursday with transaction hour from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The Bank remains closed at Friday and Saturday including government holidays.

VISION:

To become a leading banking institution and to play a pivotal role in the development of the country.

MISSION:

The Bank is committed to satisfying diverse needs of its customers through an array of products at a competitive price by using appropriate technology and providing timely service so that a sustainable growth, reasonable return and contribution to the development of the country can be ensured with a motivated and professional work-force.

 

RATINGS:

Credit Rating Information and Services limited (CRISL) upgrades the rating of Jamuna Bank Limited (JBL) to “A” and reaffirms short term rating to ST – 3. The above rating has been done on the basis of the bank’s good fundamentals such as capital adequacy, superior asset quality, introduction of real time online banking, moderate profitability, comfortable liquidity position and limited market share. The above rating is moderated to some extent by increase in NPL, high cost of fund, corporate governance, dependency on term deposit etc.

CRISL has submitted their report as under:

 LONG TERMSHORT TERM
Current Rating 2008AST – 3
Previous Rating 2007BBB+ST – 3
OutlookSTABLE 
Date of Rating30 JUNE,2008

Financial Institution rated in this category is adjudged to offer adequate safety of timely repayment of financial obligation. This level of rating indicates a corporate entity with an adequate credit profile. Risk factors are more variable and greater in periods of economic stress than those rated in the higher categories. The Short term rating indicates good certainty of timely payment. Liquidity factors and company fundamentals are sound. Although ongoing funding needs may enlarge total financing requirements, access to capital markets is good. Risk factors are small.

 

PRODUCT & SERVICE:

Jamuna Bank offers different types of Corporate and Personal Banking Services involving all segments of the society within the purview of rules and regulations laid down by the Central Bank and other regulatory authorities. Alongside traditional Banking products and services the Bank has some tailor made product in liability and asset sides. Of those mentionable are Monthly Savings Scheme, Monthly Benefit Scheme, Double Growth Deposit Scheme, Triple Growth Deposit Scheme,  Marriage Saving scheme, Education Saving Scheme, Lacpati Deposit Scheme, Kotipati Deposit Scheme, Millionaire Deposit Scheme and also for deposit mobilization in one hand and Consumer Credit Scheme, lease Finance, personal loan for women, Shop Finance, SME  Finance etc.

The bank already introduces some new product for the respective customers in October, 2008. The bank expands their product in a very short time with some extra ordinary deposit schemes. The Product lines are as follows: Pension Deposit Scheme, Haazz Deposit Scheme, Abashon Deposit Scheme, Car Deposit Scheme, Rural Deposit scheme, Households Durable Deposit Scheme, Small Savings Scheme and also Travel deposit Scheme etc.

 

Services Of JBL

Corporate Banking:

The motto of JBL’s Corporate Banking services is to provide a personalized solution to our customers. The Bank distinguishes and identifies corporate customers’ need and designs tailored solutions accordingly. Jamuna Bank Ltd. offers a complete range of advisory, financing and operational services to its corporate client groups combining trade, treasury, investment and transactional banking activities in one package. Whether it is project finance, term loan, import or export deal, a working capital requirement or a forward cover for a foreign currency transaction, our Corporate Banking Managers will offer you the accurate solution. Our corporate Banking specialists will render high class service for speedy approvals and efficient processing to satisfy customer needs.

Personal Banking

Personal Banking of Jamuna Bank offers wide-ranging products and services matching the requirement of every customer. Transactional accounts, savings schemes or loan facilities from Jamuna Bank Ltd. make available to all a unique mixture of easy and consummate service quality. They make every endeavor to ensure their clients’ satisfaction. Their cooperative & friendly professionals working in the branches will make your visit and enjoyable experience.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY(IT):

Use of technology for providing prompt service to customer is inevitable for a service industry like Bank. This Bank has a strong conviction of applying information technology in their operation for ensuring prompt but accurate service to their customers. All its branches are connected on – line. The Bank gives the ATM facility to its customers. The bank has become a principal member of Visa International. This bank already introduced Debit card, Credit Card and also the Tele Banking. They are contemplating to introduce Internet Banking, SMS Banking, in wide range with in a short period, which are running in limited areas. It helps the management to belief that, these would take this organization to a newer height in auto banking services.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE:

It is so much difficult to have self assessment of the status of corporate governance when there is no code of conduct and principles of business in place. But this Bank strive to practice and follow standard principles for ensuring corporate governance and we are in constant efforts for adhering  to the rules, regulations and guidelines of regulatory authorities like SEC and Bangladesh Bank. It’s external auditors have been given absolute freedom in the process of audit and to verify compliance. It’s Board Members have participated in different workshops and seminars at home and abroad on corporate governance. They always try to give adequate disclosure in their Financial Statement and Reports so that the customers and investors are in a position to informed decision on borrowing and investment. Stakeholders’ interest is taken care of

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:

In Jamuna Bank Limited, it’s always committed to the cause of humanity and fulfilling the social responsibilities. As a part of this commitment JBL contributed, Tk.0.50 million to Atish Dipanker University. Also, in winter season distributed more than 30 (thirty) thousands new blankets amounting to Tk. 4.35 million among the distress people, which is another example of the bank for serving the mankind. The bank already established “Jamuna Bank Foundation” and with foundation it will carry out more corporate social responsibilities. Besides, the Bank donated Tk. 5 million to the Chief Advisor’s Relief Fund  for flood affected people and Tk. 2.5 million to the Army Chief of staff’s Fund for helping the SIDR affected people. The whole organization stood besides distressed people by way of distributing the relief materials to the flood affected & SIDR hit people from the funds raised by donating a part of our employees’ salary.

ISLAMIC BANKING BRANCH:

Along with conventional banking JBL carries on Islamic banking operation through two branhes one at Nayabazar, Dhaka and the other at Jubilee road, Chittagong. Islamic shariah principles as followed in carrying out banking operation through these branches and their operations are supervised through suggestions and guidance of the Shariah Board. The accounts of Islamic Banking Branches are separated from conventional branches.

JBL shariah Board consist of 06 (six) members, who are eminent Fakih, economist and bankers. In the meetings of Shariah Board all aspects of Islamic banking branches operation are discussed and directions are issued for compliance. Besides, Muraquib of the Bank monitors the activities of Islamic Banking branches. To provide professional service to our customers, the bank regularly provides training on Islamic banking to its employees.

RISK MANAGEMENT:

As a regulatory body Bangladesh Bank wants all bank to take effective measures for implementation of risk management in banking operations covering the major risks in asset – liability management, credit risk management, foreign exchange risk management, Internal control and compliance and Money Laundering Prevention. As these risks are integral parts of banking business JBL has put highest priority of such risk with intense monitoring of credit portfolios. We believe these will improve our operational and financial performance along with meeting the regulatory requirements. The bank is constant efforts to establish superior monitoring of credit risks and returns. For bringing harmonious matching between assets and liabilities ALCO reviews these on a regular basis for keeping risk in this area to an acceptable level. The bank pursues an effective internal control system by establishing systems and procedures for scrutinizing the transactions periodically, encompassing key back up supports and commissioning regular contingency plans.

CORRESPONDENT RELATIONSHIP (INTERNATIONAL):

JBL has so far established relationship with most leading international banks in107 countries through 715 correspondents to cover all important financial centers of the world. The bank endeavors to increase its network of correspondent relationship with more overseas banks, financial institutions to cater to the needs of customers globally. Drawing arrangements with overseas exchange house have already been established for bringing in home remittances through banking channel. Efforts are underway to expand correspondent relationship further to facilitate the bank’s growing foreign trade transactions.

ONLINE BANKING:

Banking business now in modern days has become a competitive in respect of line of products and quality of service. In JBL, they realize that if they do not adopt the latest technology in operation and adapt to the atmosphere arising out of technological development they would lag behind. Having in mind a far-reaching vision for improving their services and bringing in excellence in operation and satisfy customers’ need in better manner. By set up “FLORA BANK ON-LINE BANKING SOFTWARE”, switching software, servers, ATM, data storage system and other hardware to setup equipped data center in Computer Divisions bears testimony of their commitment to adoption of latest technology.  The customers of JBL are in a position avail of world class banking services locally at are reasonable cost through fully automated on-line banking system.

The Main features of JBL on-line banking are as follows:

  • Centralized Database
  • Internet Banking Interface
  • Platform Independent
  • ATM Interface
  • Real Time any Branch Banking
  • Corporate MIS Facility

Delivery Channel of JBL On-Line Banking as follows:

  • Branch Network
  • ATM Network
  • Tele-Banking Network
  • SMS Banking Network
  • Internet Banking Network
  • POS (Point Of Sales) Network

The Bank offering Q-Cash, Omnibus (BRAC), DBBL (Dutch Bangla), VISA enable ATM for ensuring 24 hours banking service. Customers can transact round the clock through ATMs and any Point of Sales located in the country.

The Features of ATM are:

  • 24 hours banking
  • Account Transfer
  • Balance Inquiry
  • Cash Withdrawal
  • Utility Bill Payment

Retail Purchase By the POS(Point of Sales) Network

 

CHALLENGE & STRATEGY:

JBL see themselves as a compliant but effective player in the country’s financial system. They contemplate to shift their exposure to SME and Retail Lending to significant extent for diversifying their Loan portfolio. Its strategy to grow in areas of core competence will remain and alongside we would expand our activities in SME and Micro-Finance.  For furtherance of Inflow of foreign currency they would continue their endeavor for mobilization of wage earners’ remittances by their overseas presence through reputed exchange houses. They have already introduced VISA card as an extension to the existing debit card, credit card, SME and remittance services. The growth of the banking industry poses challenges for this sector. In order to face the ensuing challenges, the Bank will industrialize corporate governance together with culture, sound risk management policies and stringent monitoring procedure.

FUTURE THRUST OF JBL:

  • Full on-line banking.
  • Introducing more innovative products and services.
  • Opening new branches including Islami banking branch.
  • Dealing Room Service for Corporate Customers and high net worth individuals.

Expansion of business network at home and abroad.

 

GENERAL BANKING ACTIVITIES:

General banking of any commercial bank deals primarily with accumulating the deposits which are recognized as the heat of banks. Along with fund accumulation, banks do invest the funds in different sectors of the economy and ensure the circulation of the same from the surplus unit to the deficit unit of the economy. General Banking is the heart of Banking. Most of the important task is done here. Here money collection procedure occurs. There are mainly five parts in General banking activities.

These are –

  1. Account Opening section.
  2. Cash Section.
  3. Clearing and Transferring Section
  4. Remittance Section
  5. Accounts Section.

ACCOUNT OPENING:

Account opening is one of the foremost important activities of a commercial bank. By opening an account a person become a customer of the same bank. It is a legal contract with the bank and the customer and the account opening form is the document representing the rights and responsibilities of both the parties. This section of the bank can be considered as the door of the banking system. Deposit is life-blood of a commercial bank. Since commercial banks deal with public money, without business there is no business for the bank and so does the case of JAMUNA Bank. The various accounts of the bank are described bellow:

Individual/ joint

  • Account opening form as applicable duly filled in.
  • Specimen Signature Card.
  • Two photographs duly attested by introducer.
  • Nominee Form (if nomination given by the account holder).
  • Mandate or Authority Form (if a third person is authorized to operate the account).

Proprietorship Firm

  • Account Opening Form.
  • Specimen Signature Card.
  • Copy of Trade License
  • Two photographs duly attested by introducer.
  • Proprietorship Rubber Stamp against all signatures of the proprietor.

Partnership Concern

  • Account Opening Form.
  • Specimen Signature Card.
  • Copy of Trade License
  • Partnerships Deed
  • Two photographs of each partner duly attested by introducer.
  • Partnership Rubber Stamp against all signatures of partners operating the accounts.
  • Partnership letter.

Private Limited Company

  • Account Opening Form.
  • Specimen Signature Card.
  • Copy of Trade License.
  • Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association duly attested by the Managing Director/ Chairman of the
  • Certificate of Incorporation.
  • List of Director as per return of Joint Stock Company with signature.
  • Resolution of the Board for opening account with the bank.
  • Photographs of each of the authorized signatories.

Public Limited Company

  • Account Opening Form.
  • Specimen Signature Card.
  • Copy of Trade License.
  • Photograph of Directors and account operators other than Director.
  • Certified copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association.
  • Certificate of commencement of business.
  • List of Directors as per returns of Joint Stock Company with their signature.
  • Resolution of the Board for opening account with the Bank.
  • Certification of incorporation.

Corporation/ Autonomous Bodies/ Govt. Organization

  • Account Opening Form as applicable.
  • Specimen Signature Card.
  • Copy of the Act or Ordinance Showing authority to open account.
  • Letter from the authorized persons in absence of the Board.

Power Of Attorney:

A copy of power of attorney will be taken and entered in the Power of Attorney Register in serial order. The Serial number is to be noted along with Banks name on the Power of Attorney. Original may be returned and the copy to be attached with A/C opening form.

 

Procedures of Opening An Account:.

Proper introduction serves as a precaution against fraud and forgeries and safeguard against inadvertent overdraft to bank. Obtaining proper introduction may absolve the banker from the charges of negligence for conversion. So, while opening a new account, emphasis would be given without exception to introductory reference and inquiry. The following instruction to be followed while opening account: –

For opening a bank account of individual either singly or jointly, passports and identity cards may be accepted for introduction, but subsequently proper introduction may be obtained.

Introduction of account by members of the staff may be allowed but shall be discouraged as far as possible.

An Account shall preferably be introduced by another Current Account holder acceptable to bank.

Introduction of Account holder of other branch may be accepted with caution. In that case the introducer’s signature must be verified by authorized officer of that branch and authenticated by a forwarding letter.

Photographs of account holder must be attested by the introducer.

Letter of thanks be issued to introducer in Bank’s standard specimen.

 

Deposits:

Types of Deposit Accounts:

The branches may accept deposits from the public in the following accounts:

  1. Current Deposits
  2. Savings Bank Deposits
  3. Fixed Deposits (Term Deposit)
  4. Short Term Deposits
  5. Monthly Term Deposits

 

A.  CURRENT DEPOSIT ACCOUNT (CD):

a) Current Deposit Account:

JBL opens current accounts for its clients to facilitate their day-to-day operations. The amount deposited in the current account can be withdrawn at any time. No interest is given on the current account. In certain cases, however, interest is available at an agreed rate where withdrawals are subject to a written notice for a specified period. The minimum balance requirement for this account is Tk. 1000/- and Tk. 250/- is deducted from the account in case of closing the current account.

B.  SAVINGS BANK DEPOSIT ACCOUNT (SB):

The bank provides savings account services for the case of its clients. It offers both personal and corporate savings accounts to its clients in every branch. The current rate on the deposit amount is 6% and minimum balance requirement is Tk. 500/=.

Rules and regulation for opening Savings Account:

  • Account may be opened in the name of any audit individual or jointly who is/are mentally sound and also jointly in the names of two or more persons payable to either or both or all of them or to the survivor or survivors.
  • Savings Bank Account may be opened in the name of a minor also.
  • A suitable introduction is required for opening the A/C.
  • Account opening formalities like Current Account should be followed.
  • Savings Bank Account should not be allowed to be operated like Current Account
  • Bank shall provide monthly-computerized statement of accounts to account holders instead of passbook.

C.  SHORT TERM DEPOSIT ACCOUNT (STD):

Deposits held in this account are payable on short notice. Normally corporate bodies, bank and financial organizations invest their funds temporarily. Now-a-days, private individuals having sound financial means also open this type of deposit accounts. Short term deposit account interest is calculated at daises and its interest rate is 7.00 %.

Documents required for opening short term deposit:

  • Two copies of pass port size photo.
  • TIN number
  • An introducer who has an account in JBL, Dilkusha branch.
  • Trade license.
  • Ward commissioner or chairman certificate.

Every day, authorized officer check out which (MSS,FDR, STD) account interest has to pay. He credit voucher for interest excise duty. On every (MSS, FDR, STD) account holder has to paid 105 govt. tax, another interest. Here authorized officer issued one debit voucher and one credit voucher

D. FIXED DEPOSIT ACCOUNT (FDR):

Fixed term deposit (FDR) application form has been used both for application form and as a credit voucher for the bank. In case of FDR specimen signature card used and client give three signatures on the specimen card. In the case of FDR it is clearly mention that when this amount will be withdrew account holder receive principle amount plus interest. FDR account holder gets a FDR slip that is provided by the JBL officer. FDR slip contains name of account holder, deposited amount, And interest, and time of maturity.  If depositor withdrew his money before maturity date he does not get any interest. If account holder lost FDR slip then indemnity bond is required to issue a duplicate FDR slip. FDR account can be open by individually or joint name, In the case of FDR holder death, his nominee will get the amount.

Duration Interest Rate
For 1 month, less than 3 month10%
For 3 months12.50%
From 6 months up to 1 year12.50%
1 year12.50%
2 years and  Above12.50%

E. MONTHLY TERM DEPOSITS: Schemes offered by Jamuna bBank Limited:

  1. lakhpati Deposit Scheme (LDS)
  2. Kotipati Deposit Scheme (KDS)
  3. Monthly Benefit Scheme (MBS)
  4. Monthly Savings Scheme (MSS)
  5. Education Savings Scheme (ESS)
  6. Millionaire Deposit Scheme (MDS)
  7. Marriage Deposit Scheme.
  8. Double Growth Deposit Scheme (DGDS)
  9. Triple Growth Deposit Scheme (TGDS)
  10. Pension Deposit Scheme (PDS)
  11. Haazz Deposit Scheme(HDS)
  12. Abashon Deposit Scheme (ADS)
  13. Car Deposit Scheme (CDS)
  14. Rural Deposit scheme(RDS)
  15. Households Durable Deposit Scheme (HDDS)
  16. Small Savings Scheme (SSS) and also
  17. Travel deposit Scheme (TDS).

 

CHEQUE BOOK:

A cheque is a bill of exchange drawn of a specified banker and not expressed to be payable otherwise than on demand. It uses withdrawals and payments to third party by the customer. It contains 10 – 20 leaves for savings account while for current account is 25/50 or 100 leaves. A cheque book issuing register is maintained in this regard. This register contains the cheque book number, leaf number, issuing date. After giving these entries to this register, information are send to the computer department for taking necessary steps to pass the cheques during withdrawal.

Issuance of Cheque Book:

  • The cheque book also contains requisition slip, which is used by the customer to obtain new cheque book. When all the leaves are used, the customer to obtain new cheque book when all the leaves are used, the customer submits this slip to the ban k. A senior official then issues a new cheque book and subsequent entries are given in the register and in computer.
  • When a cheque book is required by the new customer, the cheque requisition slip posted on top of each cheque book is to be signed by GB In-charge. The officer also responsible for verified the signature with the application form and also the Signature Card which signed by the customer and also authorized by the respective officers.
  • The requisition slips also send to the Computer Terminal for posting in favor of respective Account number.
  • In case of Dormant Account, the party will call the manager personally for identification purpose. The Manager on being satisfied about the bonafides of the applicant will allow issuance of a new cheque.
  • When the book is issued through bearer , his signature must be attested by the a/c holder on the request letter. The requisition will however be filled and signed by the a/c holder.

If the cheque book is lost then the customer must inform the police and should take a copy of general diary (GD). The customer then fills an indemnity from guarantying that the cheque is lost. When the banks are convinced with having the above documents bank gives the customer a new cheque book.

Dishonor of Cheque:

Cheque is dishonor for following reasons which are identified below: ­-

  • Drawer signature differs.
  • Insufficient Balance in Account
  • Cheque is post dated.
  • Amount in ward and figures differs.
  • Cheque crossed “Account payee only”.
  • If crossed cheque does not presented through.
  • Payment stopped by drawer.
  • Validity date (with in 6 months)
  • Over writing
  • Signature required.

 

CLOSING OF AN ACCOUNT

The closing of an account may happen­ for different reasons.  The account holder(s) may request for closure of his/ their account with the bank. On receipt of such letter of request for closure of account, the Manager should ascertain the reasons to satisfy himself that the constituent is not severing his relations for grievance from the bank which may possibly be redressed. If for genuine reason the account holder(s) approach for closure of his/their account, the following steps shall be taken:

  • If the customer is desirous to close the account.
  • If JBL finds that the account is inoperative for a long duration.
  • If garnishee order is issued by the court on JBL.
  • The Manager shall approve closure of the account and ascertain liability position (if any) and closing charges at prescribed rate to be recovered
  • After closure of the account, “Account Closed” Stamp shall be affixed on the account opening form, S.S. Card and in the Account Opened and Closed Register with date under signature of an authorized officer.

To close the account, the cheque book is to be returned to the bank, JBL takes all the charges by debiting the account and the remaining balance is then paid to the customer. Necessary entries are given to the account closing register and computer.

 

CASH

Cash is treated to be the most sensitive and vital issue particularly in a bank. Of all the functions undertaken by the staff members and officers of a bank, the handling of cash is regarded as the most risky and calls for strict protection and supervision. The place where cash is kept in a bank is known as STRONG ROOM or VOLT. The withdrawal and deposit from in the bank will be entered to the cash book, the entire being cheeked and balanced initialed by both head cashier and the supervising official.

Generally financial intuitions like commercial Banks pool fund form people in form deposit and invests these fun in other economic activities by the extending credit to different manufacturers and trading organizations which are properly known as loans.

 

Cash Received:

Cash may be deposited either by deposit Slips for SB/  CD/ CC accounts or by other credit voucher like single credit voucher, pay order/ Draft/ T.T. application forms. Branches shall ensure the following:

  • Cash receiving officer shall check the deposit slip/ credit voucher/ application form as to its title of account, number and amount in words and figures.
  • The cash currency notes shall be counted physically /by cash counting machine as per denominations of the currency notes on the back of the voucher /deposit slip. The officer will enter the particulars in the cash Receiving Register and sign on the related deposit slip/voucher and affix “Cash Received” Stamp with date. He/she shall write the amount in words and figures in red ink across the deposit slip/voucher/ application form in token of receipt of the money. He /She shall send the register along with the deposit slip/voucher for signing on the same and authenticating the receipt in the register by the in-charge of the department.
  • The officer in-charge shall retain the original of deposit Slip and other vouchers and send them to respective desk for postings/actions. The duplicate voucher (counter foil) shall be handed over to the depositor/client.
  • At the close of business the cash receiving officer shall add all the entries in the register and if agreed with the actual cash received by him, shall hand over the register for checking by officer-in-charge.
  • Receiving Cash officer will hand over the cash to the entire cash in-charge duly checked by him.

 

Payment of Cash:

Cheques, Cash Debit Vouchers, Fixed Deposit Receipts, Monthly Term Deposit Receipts, Bearer Certificates of Deposit, Demand Drafts, may be placed for payment at the counter by clients, beneficiaries and various departments for encashment. Branches shall ensure the following:

  • The instrument is checked for any apparent discrepancy and evidence of posting and cancellation.
  • Specimen Signature of cancellation officer shall be available with cash paying officer for convenience of payment.
  • On being satisfied, the cash paying officer shall count cash for payment and the denominations of notes are written on the reverse of the instrument invariably.
  • Signature of the bearer is obtained on the reverse of the instrument and compared with the signature already obtained from the bearer while presenting the instrument.
  • If the presenter is found to be the same person, cash is handed over to the bearer/presenter.
  • “Cash Paid” Stamp is affixed on the face of the instrument and signed by the cash paying officer.
  • Particulars of the instrument are entered in the cash payment register.
  • Paid instruments are preserved with the cash paying officer.
  • At the close of bank hour, the amounts entered in the cash payment register are totaled. The total must agree with the totals of cash paid.
  • The total is written in the cash payment register in words and figures.
  • The officer-in-charge of cash department shall check the entries and instruments to ascertain that the payment has been made correctly and shall release the instruments from cash payment register by his initials against each entry in the cash payment register.
  • The officer-in-charge also checks and signs the entries.
  • The cheques/instruments are sent to accounts department for stitching and preservation.

 

Cancellation of Cheques:

  1. The cancellation officer should be an authorized officer of the bank/ branch.
  2. He/ She shall keep all Specimen Signature Card under his effective control during transaction hours.
  3. The cancellation officer shall retain only the signature cards admitted by the authorized officer in serial order.
  4. Before passing any cheque, the signature of the drawer must be verified. In case, signature of the drawer differs, cheques shall not be passed unless the drawer’s confirmation is obtained or a reference is made to Manager for his instruction.
  5. The cancellation officer shall not pass any cheque unless cheque is posted in the computer system.
  6. He/ she should check the irregularities of the cheque if any.
  7. The cheque series number with Prefix should be checked to safeguard fraud and forgeries.
  8. The cancellation shall be done by drawing a redline across the signature of the drawer of the cheque. He/ She shall sign in full in red ink near the drawer’s signature.
  9. Cheques over Tk.50, 000/- shall be cancelled by two authorized officers jointly. Branch must issue office order regarding cheque passing schedule according to its size and volume of work load. The cancellation officer shall follow the schedule in variably.
  10. In case of cash payment cheque a “Pay Cash” stamp shall be affixed on the cheque and signed by the cancellation officer.

 

 

 

CHEQUE CLEARING DEPARTMENT:

CLEARING:

Clearing Department plays a vital role in General Banking. The instruments of this department are posted in the ‘NIKASH’ Computer. After posting those instruments, are separated from the deposit slips and seal it by “CLEARING” with the following dated and also sealed by the “Account Payee Credited” or “Our Branch Endorsement” Seal. These cheques are segmented by the bank wise. 16 (Sixteen) separate branches of JBL with in Dhaka sent instruments to the Dilkusha Branch which is Known as LOCAL BRANCH/ PRINCIPAL BRANCH of JBL and also situated in distance of 2 Kilometer Area from Bangladesh Bank. All branches of Jamuna Bank Limited are computerized and operate in Clearing House with computer Floppy. All clearing items will first be sorted out bank-wise and then entered in a computer printed slip prescribed for the purpose. These Schedules/Slips are in fact list of cheques etc. delivered by Jamuna Bank Limited to other banks through the clearing House. This Branch always collection along with the floppy disk in which particulars of the instruments are described from rest of 16 branches. Then the authorized officer of the local branch accumulates all information in a floppy and the instruments of fourteen branches (including the local branch) are segmented bank wise. After that, all instruments are ready for collection at the 1st clearing house. As soon as cash is received the amount is deposited in the clients account and crossed it carefully. Collection of Cheque, drafts etc. on behalf of its customers is one of the basic functions of commercial bank. Clearing sends for mutual settlement of claims made in between members banks at an agreed time and placed in respect of instruments drawn on each other.

Negotiable instrument law provides protection to a banker who collects a Cheque or a draft if the banker fulfills the following conditions:

    • Banks collects the instrument for customer.
    • The instrument should be crossed.
    • The acts in good faith and without any negligence.

There are two types of House:

  • 1st Clearing House and
  • Same-day clearing House

Conditions for Same-Day Clearing:

  • The Instrument’s value must be over Tk.5 lac.
  • The respective branch of the bank must be with in 2 K.M of Bangladesh Bank.

 

TYPE OF CLEARING:

Outward clearing:

Outward clearing means when a particular branch receives instruments drawn on other bank within the clearing zone and those instruments for collection through the clearing arrangement is considered as outward clearing for that particular branch. All cheques, demand drafts and other credit instruments tendered for the credit of customers account will be delivered by the depositor at the clearing counter. Any deposits received by post will also be sent over to the clearing counter.

The counter officer shall at the time of receipt examine such deposits carefully to ensure that:

  • The name of the account is very clearly written on the Deposit slips.
  • The particulars of deposits such as cheque numbers, names of bank etc. are properly entered on the deposit slip.
  • The depositor has signed the Deposit Slip.
  • All these slips are summarized in a bigger computer print out which reflects in details the instruments etc. presented by the bank to Clearing House and contains the names and account number to which the credits will be posted. These sheets serve the purpose of a Clearing House Register.
  • Bank also prepare, another summery sheet (Validation Sheet) from computer which contain the total a number of cheques etc. delivered to different banks in the Clearing House and cheques received from different banks with correct total of amount.
  • The Credit vouchers should then be released for posting in the computer. It will be the responsibility of Deposit Department, however, not to allow any drawings against such items before the fate is definitely known. Reversal entries for any clearing item returned unpaid should invariably be made by a separate debit voucher.
  • All clearing item will be passed through the bank’s Local Office/Main Branch’s Account with Bangladesh Bank.
  • Entries to be passed by Local office/ Main Branch.
  • Other branches of JBL routing their Clearing Instruments shall send a Clearing House Floppy to Local Office/Main Branch supported by IBDA (Intra Bank Debit Advice) for the total amount.
  • Local Office/ Main Branch shall respond the IBDA to the debit of their account with Bangladesh Bank/Sonali Bank in a consolidated manner.
  • In case of return of cheques unpaid in the Clearing House, Local Office /Main Branch shall issue IBDA on the branch which lodged the cheques in clearing to reconcile the accounts.

Inward clearing:

The bank provides the instruments to other bank through clearing house, which have been collected different clients. It performs this kind of service for its clients without any charge or the remittance.

  • Local Office/Main Branch shall receive cheques etc drawn on Jamuna Bank Limited branches from the Clearing House. On receipt of the cheque etc. they shall segregate the same branch-wise and issue IBDA on branches against total amount of cheque etc. and shall arrange delivery of the IBDA together with the cheques etc. within Clearing House time schedule.
  • Branches shall send the cheques dishonored by them supported by IBDA issued on Local Office/Main Branch, within Clearing House time schedule for enabling Local Office/ Main Branch to return these instruments in the 2nd Clearing House (Return House).

 

ACCOUNTS

ACCOUNTING SYSTEM:

The branches of the bank operate as independent accounting unit.  They submit statement of affairs and other prescribed returns direct to Head Office where these are consolidated in the form of a statement showing assets and liabilities of whole Bank as at the close of month at the last working day of each month.

The system of transactions of the bank is essentially double entry system of book keeping. But for quick and accurate recording as well as for arriving at daily financial position specialized form of double entry system book keeping, named slip system under self-balancing method is followed by the bank.  The golden principle of debiting or crediting is the same as those of double entry system.  In the bank, instead of recording transactions in a journal initially, these are directly recorded and posted in the ledger (computer) separating the debits and credits by slips or voucher system.

Accounts Section performs the following tasks:-

  1. Collection of clearing cheque from Client and send to the main branch to present clearing house for collection without any charge.
  2. Computer entry of clearing cheque and credit posting.
  3. Voucher sorting and reconciliation with supplementary summary.
  4. Voucher arrangement and preparation of voucher cover.
  5. Preserve daily cash book position and trial balance.
  6. To prepare salary sheet and record all the stationary cost.
  7. To provide solvency certificates.
  8. If the supplementary summary and voucher are not same his/her duty to find out the discrepancies. And other works demanded by the authority.
  9. They also prepared SBS Sheet for the previous month and send it to the Head office by instant of 10.

 

CREDIT FINANCING BEHAVIOR OF JBL

The main focus of Jamuna Bank Ltd. Credit Line/Program is financing business, trade and industrial activities through an effective delivery system. Jamuna Bank Ltd. offers credit to almost all sectors of commercial activities having productive purpose. Loan is provided to the rural people for agricultural production and other off-farm activities.

  • Loan pricing system is customer friendly.
  • Prime customers enjoy prime rate in lending and other services.
  • Quick appreciation, appraisal, decision and disbursement are ensured.
  • Credit facilities are extended as per guidelines of Bangladesh Bank (Central Bank of Bangladesh) and operational procedures of the Bank.
  • Interest is calculated on daily product basis but charged and accounted for quarterly on accrual basis. Interest on classified loans is kept in interest suspense account as per Bangladesh Bank guidelines and such interest is not accounted for as income until realized from borrowers. Interests are not charged on bad / loss loans as per instructions of Bangladesh Bank. Advances are stated at gross value.

Here there is a table of Interest rate of provision on credit:

ParticularsRate
General Provision on unclassified loan and advances1%
Provision on Housing Finance, Loans for professionals and Small Enterprise2%
Provision on other consumer financing5%
Provision on short term Agri. Credit & Micro Credit other than Bad Loss5%
Provision on Special Mention Account Loan and Advance5%
Provision on substandard loan and advance20%
Provision on doubtful loans and advances50%
Provision on bad / loss loans and advances100%

TABLE: INTEREST RATE OF PROVISION ON CREDIT

 

CONSIDERATION FACTORS FOR LOAN:

When JBL bank gives loan that time they should consider some factors, such as:

  1. Safety: Safety is the most important for sanctioning loan. At the time of repayment borrower may be unable to pay the loan amount. For that reason when bank sanctioning loan they should take collateral security from the borrowers.
  2. Security: Banker should be are in the selections of security for their loan. They should properly evaluate the value of security it should not less then or equal of loan amount.
  3. Liquidity: When banker sanctioning any loan then they should ensure the liquidity position of JBL.
  4. Adequate yield: Banker should select those investment which interest rate is higher then savings interest rate.
  5. Diversity of risk: Bank should not invest one or two sectors. If it is happen then their investment risk is higher then market risk. In this case bank should maintain investment portfolio. So if one investment makes loss another can cover that loss.

 

DIFFERENT TYPES OF LOANS AND ADVANCE:

These loans can be generally of three types-

Term Loan:

These loans are provided to the party for a specific period of time. Term loans may be classified into groups based on their tenure.

  • Short term: Having duration up to one year
  • Mid term: Having duration between one to five years.
  • Long term: Having duration more than five years.

In banking arena midterm loans are the most popular to both the parties’ bank and investors. Generally it is less profitable for banks to go for long-term loan in most cases because in case fund in locked for a greater period of time that reduces the effective rate of return.

Continuous loan:

These type of loan very popular among customers and is mostly taking place in daily operation. Here the loan facility runs continuously for a specific period of time and time and the customer can avail the facility at any time with in that period provided that he/she does not cress the limit provided in the agreement.

 

Demand Loans:

  • IBP (In Land Bill Purchase)

Payment made through purchase of inland bills/ cheques to meet urgent requirement of the customer falls under this type of credit facility. This temporary advance is adjustable from the proceeds of bills, cheques purchased for collection. If falls under the category commercial lending.

  • FBP (Foreign Bill Purchase)

Payment made to a customer through purchase of foreign currency cheques/drafts falls under. This head this temporary advance is adjustable from the proceeds of the cheque/draft.

  • LTR (Loan against trust receipts):

Advance allowed for retirement of shipping documents and release of goods imported through L/C falls under this head. The goods are handed over to the importer under trust with the arrangement that sale proceeds should be deposited to liquidate the advances within a given period.

  • PAD (Payment against Documents)

Payment made by the bank against lodgment of shipping documents of goods imported through L/C falls under this head. It is an in term advance connected with import and is generally liquidated against payments usually made by the party for retirement of the documents for release of imported goods from the customs authority. It falls under the commercial lending.

 

PRODUCT OF CREDIT DEPARTMENT

  • Overdraft:It is an arrangement between banks an customers by which the faculty holder can draw money above a certain limit over his credit amount in his current account. This facility in provided for one year and is renewable. The most popular form for bank is the SOD which is the secured over draft. It is called secured because; this faculty is provided against some security like FDR of the client, Shares, savings certificates etc. any individual or corporation may be a client for SOD
  • Cash Credit:Under the arrangement cash amount as loan is paid to the client so that client can purchase raw materials and other necessary accessories to produce finished goods. Some security is kept for backing this cash credit. Generally, here the primary security is the product for which loan is drawn by the client, Besides some other near cash securities like saving certificates, FDR is also kept as collateral for this purpose. though a new account needs to be created, still here limit is activated on current account, Cash credit may be of two types: CC Hypothecation; 2. CC Pledge
  • Staff Loan: The bank provides advances to the staff are known as staff loan. Rate of interest is the bank rate. The loan is adjusted from the employee salary.
  • Secured over draft (SOD): These form loans are given for periods and are normally granted against the security of tangible assets such as pledge/lien of FDR. They are called secured overdraft or callaterised overdraft.
  • Project Loan: Project loan is considered as long-term investment of the bank. If the project is helpful to improve the economy and has a side market then the bank thinks about giving project loan. To give this kind of loan the bank observes the willingness of the customers, his capacity and his ability to run the project. Having obtained this kind of information the bank makes a credit report about the customer’s loan proposal. Interest rate on loan varies from project. Ratio of investment of customer and bank varies from customer to customer and the customer relationship with the bank.
  • Packing Credit: A packing credit facility is a pre shipment advance granted to customer to produce or buy goods for export to a foreign country against a letter of credit, a banker’s letter of authority or a firm contract, already in hand and lodged with the banker. The advances must be adjustment from proceeds of the relevant exports with in 180 days.
  • Personal Credit Scheme: People can buy their necessary household appliances like computer, TV, Fridge, Air conditioners etc. It is a special credit scheme and the loan is allowed against personal guarantee and deposit of specified percentage of equity by the customers. The loan is repayable by monthly installment within a fixed period.

 

Bank Guarantee:

This is commitment by the bank to beneficiary on behalf of its customers to make payments upon failure of the clients to make payment.

Types of Guarantee

The different type of guarantee are as follows:

  • Tender of bid bond guarantee
  • Performance guarantee
  • Advance Payment Guarantee (APG)
  • Security Guarantee

Tender of Bid Bond Guarantee:

The tender guarantee assures the tendered that tender shall uphold the conditions of his tender during the period of the offer as binding and that he/she will also sign the contract in the event of the order being granted.

Performance Guarantee:

A performance guarantee expires on completion of the delivery or performance. Beneficiary finds that as a guarantee, the contract will be fulfilled in every respect and can retain the guarantee as per provision for ling time. This can be counteracted by including a clause stating that the supplier can claim under the guarantee, by presenting an acceptance certificate signed by the buyer.

Advance Payment Guarantee (APG)

This type of guarantee is given against work order.

Security Guarantee:

This type of guarantee is given when security is required.

 

DOCUMENTATION:

Loan and credit facilities must be supported by proper documentation. Documentation should be obtained prior disbursement of any loan.

The minimum requirements for documentation of loan or other facility are as under:

  • Copies of the relative office note/sanction letter indicating that the transaction has been approved by properly authorized officers of the bank.
  • A copy of sanction advice addressed to the customer and his acceptance there of.
  • All necessary documentation required meeting the terms and conditions of the facility in the manner in which it was approved.

Apparently there are three parts of documentation namely-

  • Obtaining instruments/documents-charge documents, standard documents and other specified documents as specified by banks lawyer.
  • Execution and registration.

Documents to be executed by the parties concerned competent to do so either in official capacity or in personal capacity as the case may be. In some cases such documents are required to be executed in presence of witness.

 

DISBURSEMENT:

Loan disbursement has to be made after completion documentation and observation of the sanctioning terms against rising of equity by sponsors and lay down. Each phase of loan disbursement to be supervised by bank official that the project and the phase of implementation of the project to be effectively supervised and borrowers persuaded for completion of project in time. There are main three important factors in the loan disbursement, such as-

  • Completion of Documentation.
  • Verification of Stocks.
  • All-important Documentation.

 Credit Monitoring, Follow-up and Supervision:

Credit monitoring implies that the checking of the pattern of use of the disbursed fund to ensure whether it is used for the right purpose on not. It includes a reporting system and communication arrangement between the borrower and the lending institution and with in department, appraisal, disbursement, recoveries, fallow-up etc.

JBL Officer Check on the Following Points-

  • The borrower behavior of turnover.
  • The information regarding the profitability, liquidity, cash flow situation and trend in sales in maintaining various ratios.

The review and classification of credit facilities starts at credit department of the branch with the branch manager and finally with head office credit division.

 

Monitoring:

The purpose of monitoring is to achieve efficient and effective project performance by providing feedback to project management at all levels in improving operational plan and in taking timely corrective action in case of shortfalls and constraints if any, in implementation of each project as a whole monitoring thus is a part of management information system and hence an essential activity.

Follow-up

Close follow-up begins after selection of the borrower and sanction of  loan. A good advance may turn bad in the absence of proper and timely follow-up. Quite often banker do not bother to follow up and monitor newly sanctioned loans and advances. Where as, their main function should begin after sanctioning of the loan.

 

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF JBL

The business of Banking consists of borrowing and lending. As in other businesses, operations must be based on capital, but Banks employ comparatively little of their own capital in relation to the total volume of their transactions. The purpose of capital and reserve accounts is primarily to provide an ultimate cover against losses on loans and investments. In Bangladesh, there are many types of Banks, which are formed as commercial Banks. But above all, EXIM Bank of Bangladesh Ltd. is a new kind of private commercial Bank.

 

Result Summary:

Fig. in Million Taka

SL.NoParticulars2007200620052004200320022001
1Authorized Capital4000.001600.001600.001600.001600.001600.001600.00
2Paid Up Capital1225.711027.50429.00429.00390.00390.00390.00
3Reserve Funds651.92629.33487.66245.6593.9715.560.18
4Tier I Capital

(Capital & Shareholder’s equity)

1651.581562.47807.14607.32451.37390.22390.00
5Tier Capital221.14139.36109.3267.3332.6015.340.18
6Deposit  (Core & Bank)20924.0217284.8114454.1310450.166614.063251.90 
7Advances16617.4512796.6311011.836722.803239.521514.28349.21
8Investments5390.032552.672037.841163.70935.48330.3870.05
9Import Business22191.8415457.6612151.907923.903801.211448.77125.20
10Export Business13990.3311583.646521.804790.803068.511132.8190.12
11Total Income3102.992749.901727.201397.27846.73391.20229.46
12Total Expenditure2278.792048.581307.261088.44717.86375.99229.28
13Operating Profit824.20701.32419.94308.83128.8815.200.18
14Profit Before Tax405.04499.97363.31273.70110.970.37
15Profit After Tax89.11253.40199.82155.9561.140.22
16Fixed Assets174.40137.36106.4697.9966.6050.4428.72
17Total Assets

(Excluding Contra)

26405.4020157.0216863.7713491.529766.795290.604210.16
18Contingent Liabilities & Commitments6409.266574.385445.682903.961772.76891.54145..94
19No. of Branches352923191583
20No. of Employees861631525447314253115
21No. of Correspondents71564339033325015292
22Income from Investment474.48255.66126.3080.4427.3715.482.58
23Earning per Share Taka (EPS)8.0431.9446.5836.3514.250.06
24Net Assets Per Share Taka (NAV)135.14145.68188.14141.57115.74100.06100.00

SOURCES: ANNUAL REPORT ’07 OF JAMUNA BANK LIMITED

 

 

 

Ratio Analysis

At/ For years Ended December, 2007

SL.NO             PARTICULARS2007200620052004200320022001
PERFORMANCE RATIO %       
1 Return on Assets (ROAA)1.742.702.392.351.470.01
2 Return on Average Assets (after tax)0.381.371.321.340.810.00
3 return on Average Equity5.5421.3928.2529.4614.530.06
4 Net Interest Margin (Average)4.394.393.243.352.491.440.67
5 Net Interest Margin3.884.062.932.871.931.310.67
6 Efficiency Ratio37.9638.6438.4039.7442.2484.1099.42
7 Return on Investment8.8010.026.206.912.934.683.69
8 Profit Margin13.0518.1821.0319.5913.110.09
9 Return on Risk Weighted Assets2.694.354.034.683.570.02
10 Burden Coverage63.5974.4372.5765.6656.9532.2811.05
11 ratio of Fees Income10.3411.9611.009.578.416.63
12 Interest Yield12.7713.8710.6811.5811.028.035.59
13  Marginal Cost of Fund7.648.986.827.086.614.256.11
14 Burden Cost of Fund8.139.677.227.637.046.895.71
15 Burden Yield on Advances13.5815.3412.0911.9012.386.77(13.60)
16 Profit on Lending5.455.674.874.275.35(0.13)(19.31)
17 Yield on Advances13.1514.8112.7213.0414.7712.852.61
18 Interest expenses to Total Expenses77.8778.4479.9781.2982.5878.6286.62
19 Salary Exp. To Total Overhead Income47.3643.3843.3348.4650.1152.5863.19
20 Salary Exp. To Fees Income74.4958.2859.7173.8187.99162.85571.68
21 Expense Coverage78.9690.2786.5275.5064.6838.3612.52
22 Return on Paid up Capital7.2723.6346.5836.3515.680.06
23 Productivity Ratio29.6832.7431.3729.1930.0620.4835.82
24 Per Employee Deposit24.3028.8127.5323.3821.0612.8516.87
25 Staff Per Branch24.6021.4321.8822.3519.6328.1128.75
26 Capital to deposit (%)8.959.856.346.467.3212.4720.11
ASSET QUALITY RATIO %       
1 Non performing Loan to Total Loan5.065.030.460.040.02
2 Loan  Loss Reserve to Total Loan4.452.501.131.011.020.99.050
3 Loan Loss Reserve to NPL88.0249.81242.982404.245142.19
4 NPL Reserve to NPL61.7428.2120.0036.75100.00
5 Loan to Deposit79.4274.0376.1864.3348.9846.5718.00
CAPITAL RATIO/REGULATORY CAPITAL RATIO %       
1 Total  Risk -Based Capital Ratio12.4214.7910.1711.5415.5721.6088.57
2 Tier 1 Risk- Based Capital Ratio10.9513.588.9610.3914.5320.7888.53
3 Leverage Capital Ratio (Capital)10.989.7615.1815.9114.1910.564.86
4 Leverage Capital Ratio (Equity)12.4510.6317.2317.6715.2210.974.87
5 Average equity to Average Assets6.916.404.664.555.598.219.26

SOURCES: ANNUAL REPORT ’07 OF JAMUNA BANK LIMITED

 

Highlights Of JBL

Amount in Taka (Except Ratio)

SL.NoParticulars20072006
1Paid Up Capital1,225,714,2001,072,500,000
2Total Capital1,872,719,9911,701,825,130
3Capital Surplus/(deficit)364,612,891666,269,650
4Total Assets (Excluding off Balance Sheet)26,405,404,05620,157,016,559
5Total Deposits20,924,021,09017,284,811,793
6Total Loans and Advances16,617,450,51712,796,630,479
7Total contingent Liabilities & Commitments6,409,260,2346,574,379,439
8Advance deposit Ratio79.42%74.03%
9% of Classified Loans against total Loans5.06%5.03%
10Profit after Taxation89,110,861253,400,897
11Amount on Classified Loans840,339,000643,365,000
12Provision Kept against Classified Loans518,852,491181,466,000
13Provisions Surplus/ deficit—–—–
14Cost of Fund ( Deposit Cost and overhead cost)12.26%12.18%
15Interest Earning Assets24,004,627,74818,346,059,035
16Non- Interest Earning Assets2,400,776,3081,810,957,510
17Return of Assets (ROA)0.34%1.26%
18Return of Investment (ROI)8.80%10.02%
19Income from Investment474,482,522255,662,108
20Earning Per Share (Taka)7.2723.63
21Net Income Per Share (Taka)8.0431.94
22Price Earning  Ratio (Times)53.6112.26
23Net asset Value (Taka)135.14145.68

SOURCES: ANNUAL REPORT ’07 OF JAMUNA BANK LIMITED

 

 

PROFIT:

In 2007, JBL posted an operating profit of Tk. 824.21 million as against Tk.701.32 million in 2006 with a growth of 17.52 percent over the preceding year. After having made necessary provisions for loans and advances Tk. 419.16 million in accordance with the instructions of Bangladesh Bank Net Income Before Tax (NIBT) stood at Tk. 405.04 million in the year under review against Tk. 499.97 million in the preceding year.

 

IMPORT & EXPORT HANDLING AND FINANCING:

IMPORT FINANCING:

Is the most important method of import -financing International trade take place between sellers and buyers located in different countries. The parties to a trade transaction are not always known to each other. Even if they are known to each other the seller may not have full confidence in the carried worthiness of the buyer or the buyer may not like to pay before he actually receives the goods. In letter of credit the bankers’ credit worthiness is substituted for the credit worthiness of the importer.

The total import business handled by the Bank in 2007 was Tk.22191.84 million compared to Tk.15457.66 million in the preceding year registering a rise of Tk.6734.18 million being 43.57 percent. A sizeable L/C’s were also opened by the Bank in the year under review. The import items included industrial raw materials, machinery, consumer goods, fabrics, accessories etc.

Under a bank- cards letter of credit, the issuing bank gives a written undertaking on behalf of the buyer that the bank will honor the obligation of payment or expectance as the case may be on presentation of stipulated documents. As the request of the importers bank issue the letter of credit at a merging by the govt. instruction. Bail: does not generally issue the letter of credit less then 50% margin. JBL follow the margin prescribed by the government strictly.

 

 

EXPORT FINANCING:

The Exporter needs finances at various stages, some at pre-shipment stage and the other at the post shipment stage. The Bank handled export business worth Tk. 13,990.33 million in the year under report. In 2006 total export business handled by the Bank was Tk.11583.64 million. Thus there was an increase of Tk.2409.69 million in export business handled by the Bank, being 20.78 percent over the preceding year. The major export item was ready made Garments.

SOURCES: ANNUAL REPORT ’07 OF JAMUNA BANK LIMITED

 

LOANS & ADVANCES:

The Bank continued to reengineer process to raise its asset portfolio by implementing new credit policy with diversified and well-structured asset portfolio and separation of responsibilities and segmentation of divisions. The outstanding amount of loans and advances as on 31st December 2007 stood at Tk. 16617.45 million with a record growth of Tk. 3820.82 million (29.86 percent) over that of preceding year. The outstanding amount at the same period of 31.12.2006 was Tk. 12796.63 million. In order to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements for avoiding risk of exposure to single borrower, concentration on large loans, to bring in excellence in credit operation in relation to risk management, yield, exposure, tenure, collaterals, security valuation etc.

SOURCES: ANNUAL REPORT ’07 OF JAMUNA BANK LIMITED

JBL strived for further diversification of credit portfolios. Its credit Facilities were concentrated on Trade Finance, Agriculture and related sector, project finance, wholesale and retail trade transport sector, hospital and diagnostic centres and yndicate financing for big projects, capacity additions to manufacturing sectors and structured for developing infrastructure of the country. Initiatives are underway for helping small and medium entrepreneurs in the ventures for which, in JBL developing SME credit Products and strategies. JBL has also increased lending activities to small consumers through Consumer Credit Scheme.

 

CAPITAL STRUCTURE:

Jamuna Bank Limited has a conviction of maintaining a strong capital base in carrying on  operation. It started it operation on June 03, 2001 with a paid-up capital of Tk.390.00 million divided into 3.90 million ordinary shares of Tk.100 each. The authorized capital of the Bank is Tk.1600 million divided into 16.00 million of Tk.100 each and stood at Tk. 4,000 million devided into 40 million ordinary shares of Tk.100 each. The Bank’s paid-up capital as at 31st December 2007 stood at Tk.1225.71 million Tk 429.00 was raised through initial public issue of 4.29 million ordinary shares of Tk 100 each with a premiu- each while Tk.214.50 million was raised by issue of Bonus Shares in the ratio of 1:4, i.e. one bonus share, on the holding of 8.58 million ordinary shares as on 31.12.2005, for every 4 shares out of profits upto the Thus, as on 31st December 2007, the total shareholder’s equity and reserve stood at Tk.1872.72  million.

 

 

SWOT ANALYSIS

SWOT Analysis is the analysis of strength, opportunity and threat of any product or service. Of these four important aspects the first two are related with the external environment of the company and the last two i.e. opportunity and threat are related with the internal environment of the company. Both manufacturing and service oriented business organizations start to possess some weakness as time elapse. The weaknesses of an organization can be turned into opportunities if recognized on time. Moreover, overlooking any threat may result in loosing valuable business opportunities. For this reason, an assessment of every business organization is required to judge the performance from the aspects of its Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threat (SWOT).Here, a has been made to draw a SWOT analysis on JAMUNA BANK LIMITED.

STRENGTH:

Personal care:

The bank with an initiative of serving the customers follows some priority basis service policies. An example can be “Customers satisfaction is our satisfaction” for the most valued customers especially for the   “Honorable Customers.”.

Relationship banking:

One of the remarkable strength of JBL’s banking service is that the bank has given emphasis on relationship building and retaining with the customers in other worlds relationship banking. Good teamwork is plus point for a service-oriented bank. Here, JBL possessing a good teamwork is able to provide excellent service facilities to serve the customers with more expertise. It is because; two brains are always better than one.

Smart Environment with modern thinking:

Because of the smart banking environment of JBL modern customers enjoy the services in the shortest possible time with maximum care.

Eagerness to listen customers objections:

One of the remarkable strengths of JBL is that each of the executive related to this phase is eager to listen the complains and desirers of the customers. As a result with a complete idea of the customer’s needs and expectations, it becomes  easier for them to serve them properly.

Regular Training process :

Regular training program arranged by the JBL authority develop their skills to serve the customers with proper guidance.

Reliability:

The international image of this bank has given itself an additional strength of being reliable to its large clientele.

Besides the above-mentioned strength the bank also enjoys competitive advantage on the basis of the following strengths:

  • Any branch banking
  • On line banking
  • Tele link banking
  • Customer oriented flexi credit scheme
  • Corporate banking
  • Cash banking
  • Cash management

 

WEAKNESS:

Without the universal truth, it is rare to find 100% perfection in any activities of any organization. These are some weak points of JBL, which are follows:

  1. JBL does not regularly resort to image analysis about its customer advances by making proper application of modern marketing tools and concepts.
  2. Brochures play a very vital role in advertising in the promotion of banking products. But there are not available brochures of the customer advances.
  3. JBL charges for delivering statements to its clients. This seems to be a drawback of JBL when other banks start to enjoy the facility of entering into its market without charging any price for such service.
  4. Few supervisors are needed to run only the cash operation smoothly where as their is only one supervisor at this moment.
  5. Tendency of transferring an expert from a specific department to another department is not good at all for the smooth running of the process.

 

OPPORTUNITY:

  1. Good relation :

The priority banking policy of the bank is the glaring example of JBL’s good relationship with the customers. If such banking can be continued successfully, then this is will bring a great opportunity in making profit for the said banks.

  1. Strong Net work Infrastructure:

JBL Can become dominant in networked infrastructure resources, which is a great opportunity for JBL to establish its excellence in automated banking customer service .

  1. Locker Service:

The goodwill of JBL will help to win the reliance of customers who want to deposit their valuable resources in the scheme like Locker service.

 

THREATS:

Threat is a challenge posed by an unfavorable trend or development that would lead, in the absence of defensive marketing action, to sales or profit deterioration. Some of such threats that greatly affect the image of the customer service management of JBL are mentioned here under.

  1. The common attitude of Bangladeshi clients is default.
  2. Multinational as well as the fast growing local banks with modern products and services are capturing huge market within short period a resulting to switch over the existing customers of the bank.
  3. Bangladesh Bank Sometimes requires Private Commercial Banks to be abide by such rules and regulations which are not suitable foe every commercial Bank.

 

FINDINGS

During internship period in Jamuna Bank Limited at Dilkusha Branch following problems are identified:

  • Human resource of any organization is considered as a valuable asset. But human resources, in the branch, are not equipped with adequate banking knowledge. Majority of the human resources have lack of basic knowledge regarding money, banking finance and accounting. Without proper knowledge in these subjects, efficiency cannot be optimized.
  • There is shortage of computer in general banking section. Sometimes the shortage of computer makes some unfortunate event in that section.
  • Though JBL using very popular software i.e. Flora bank on–line software but the use of it is quite difficult for the employees. (According to the statement of some employee of JBL who has the experience to use more then one banking software).
  • JBL are not taking their clearing cheque for other- They are using IBC/OBC systems to take that kind of clearing cheque.
  • JBL not providing the credit cards in market which now a days one of the most important part of banking. So for it they are loosing too many customers.
  • I have found that most of the employees are not satisfied with their salary, most of them think that they are not getting proper salary comparing with other banks.
  • The capital of Jamuna Bank is not enough to serve properly. Even not to provide loan for consumer.
  • Customers are not fully satisfied with the service of Jamuna bank. Since a number of new banks are coming to existence with their extended customer service pattern in a completely competitive manner.
  • In our country financial problem is a great constraint in foreign trade. JBL is very conservative for post-shipment finance.
  • Now a day’s on-line banking is a very common service for private commercial bank. JBL, provide On-line banking service but they take source charge for it, if the customers do not use his/her mother branch.

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

After working with JAMUNA Bank Ltd. for 3 months, I can draw the following recommendation to the operation of the bank:

  • To get comprehensive advantage and to deliver quality service the top management of the bank should be more communicative with the operations level of the bank
  • JBL authority should train up their HR personnel, so that they can get a clear idea about banking knowledge
  • Modern technologies should be implement to capture the growing demand of the customers
  • The Bank should develop and expand the E-Commerce system
  • Employees should be more expert & trained to use the Flora software.
  • JBL’s clearing should be properly online.
  • Credit card should be available for the general customers of JBL.
  • Salary structure should be revised for the satisfaction of the employees comparing with the other commercial private banks.
  • Capital structure should be stronger to serve properly.
  • Customer-services must be made dynamic and prompt. Now a days, people especially business people have very little time to waste. So the bank should make its service prompt so that people need not give more time in the banking activities
  • Foreign exchange operations of other banks are more dynamic and less time consuming. JBL should take some initiative to compete with those banks.
  • To encourage customers to use On-line banking facility this service charge should not be taken charge from the customers.
  • The bank should focus on their promotional activities
  • They should focus on the marketing aspects to let customers’ know about their products and offering and more emphasis should be given on customer service to attract new customers
  • Advertisement is the key factor for the business organization upholds it for market and for making market share and goodwill in future. That’s why should give priority on it

 

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