In order to facilitate the money transfer system, bKash, the largest mobile financial service provider in the country has enabled its customers to send money to anybody who doesn't have any bKash account.
The recipient can receive the sent amount after opening a bKash account in the next 72 hours of time. The new user can cash out the money as well as avail of other bKash services, said a media statement issued on Thursday.
Customers can avail of this service from bKash app or dialing the USSD code *247#.
If the recipient doesn't open bKash account within 72 hours and fails to receive the amount, it will be returned to the sender's bKash account within the next 3 working days.
bKash is offering the cashback with the launch of this new service. The customers using this service during the July-September period this year will receive Tk15 cashback each once the send money is successful.
Any of them will be able to enjoy cashback up to Tk500 in a month. During this offer, customers need not to bear any extra charge to send money to any non-bKash user.
To send money to a non-bKash user, a customer needs to select the recipient's phone number from contacts in bKash app or type the number. There will be added information on the screen about the new service. Then customer will have to enter the amount and complete the process with bKash PIN after checking details.
The recipient will receive a text message in phone number with bKash app download link. The recipient can download the app by clicking on the link and open a bKash account from the app within a few minutes with own NID.
A customer can also go to any nearby digital registration point of bKash to open the account. Once the account registration is successful, he or she will get the sent money in his/her bKash Account.
However, the sender can cancel the send money request from bKash app any time before the receiver opens bKash account. To do so, user needs to go to Send Money option from bKash app and tap on the cancel button beside the transaction details.