Analysis Report on Financial Activities of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd.

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Analysis Report on Financial Activities of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd.


1.1. Introduction

Bangladesh is on of the largest Muslim countries in the world. The people of this country are deeply committed to lead an Islamic way of life which is based on the principle of Holy Quran and the Sunnah. The Al-Arafah Islami Bank which is established on June 18, 1995 is the true reflection of this inner urge of its people which started functioning with effect from September 27, 1995. It is committed to conduct all Financial Activities banking and Investment activities on the basis of interest free profit and loss sharing system. In doing so it has unveiled a new horizon and unhered in a new silver lining of hope towards materializing a long cherished dream of the people Bangladesh for doing their Banking transaction in line with what is prescribed by Islam. With the active co-operation and participation of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and some other Islamic Banks, financial institutions and government bodies, Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited has new earned the unique position of a leading private commercial bank in Bangladesh.

Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited has made a positive contribution towards the socio economic development of the country by opening 46 branches in which 16 authorized dealer throughout the country.

The equity of the bank stood at Tk. 1690 Million Cr. as on 31 December 2006. The manpower was 912 and the number of shareholders was 4487. During my 3 months internship period at Mirpur Branch of Al-Arafah Islasmi Bank Limited, the experiences that I learned are expressed in my report.

1.2 Origin of the report

We the students of Bachelor of Business administrative Program are asked to complete internship program as an integral part of Bachelor of Business administrative program. After completion of the program period a student must submit the report on the assigned topic to the Supervisor and the department. Six (6) credit hours for this internship program are being reserved. This program’s duration is three months. I was assigned to Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd to complete the program. My respective Supervisor has given me the topic “An analysis of financial Activities of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd.”

1.3 Objective of the Report:

General objective of the Report

The main purpose of the study to know the overall financial operational performance of the Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd .and fulfilling the practical requirements of the BBA program. The objective of Islamic banking is not only to earn profit but also to do good and welfare to the people. Islam upholds the concept that money, income and property belong to Allah and this wealth is to be used for the god of the society.

Specific Objectives are:

· To gather comprehensive knowledge on overall banking functions of the Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd.

· To know about the policy of general Banking, Accounts and advance and loan recovery techniques.

· To explain the meaning and concept of consumer deposit Scheme.

· Interviewing the concern people to get information about the organizations present and future plan regarding this topic.

· To acquire in depth knowledge about AIBL.

· To know about the banking software.

· To conduct interest – free banking.

· To analyze the financial activities of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd.

1.5 Methodology of the Report:

This report is basically prepared on the basis of experience with AIBL.

Data collection:

The basic source of data collection is based on both the primary and secondary sources which are used in the preparation of this report.

Primary sources:

Direct observation of daily banking activities.

  • Observation of daily transaction for operation level.
  • Questioning with concerned persons (officers , & employees ).
  • Discussion with Top level management

Secondary sources:

Internal sources:

· Bank Annual Report

· Brochure of AIBL

· Monthly Report

· Published Documents

External Sources:

· Different books, journals and periodicals that are related to the banking sector.

· Official website of the bank.

1.6 Time schedule

  • Data collection …………………….……30 days
  • Data analysis………………………….……..20 days
  • Report writing………………………………..20 days
  • Revise …………………………………………10 days
  • Finalize………………………………… …..10 days

Total ……………………… …..…90 days

1.7 Limitations of the Report:

During my internship period, the problems that I faced are mentioned below:

Top level management officers are busy:

In banking system, data is more important to evaluate the performance of the certain bank but data is managed strictly by the top level management and they are also busy.

Time limitation:

The major limitation is time binding. Experience comes from learning but learning takes time. Adequate time is required for learning. Three month is sufficient to learn but banking system is more complex that require more time to learn completely.

Secrecy problem:

Every organization follows its own secrecy. For a financial institution, it is very risky to disclose the secret information to others.

Lack of co-operation:

Few officers sometimes feel disturbed as they were busy in their job. Sometimes they did not want to supervise me out of their official works.

Inadequate data:

Some desired information could not be collected due to confidentially of business and the limited services of the branch.

All of the above limitations are seriously hampered my internship report

Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited: An Overview

2.1 Historical Background of AIBL

Islam provides us a complete lifestyle. Main objective of Islamic lifestyle is to be successful both in our mortal and immortal life. Therefore in every aspect of our life we should follow the doctrine of Al-Quran and lifestyle of Hazrat Muhammad (sm) for our supreme success. Al-Arafah Islami Bank started its journey in 1995 with the said principles in mind and to introduce a modern banking system based on Al-Quran and Sunnah.

A group of established, dedicated and pious personalities of Bangladesh are the architects and directors of the Bank. Among them a noted Islamic scholar, economist, writer and ex-bureau craft of Bangladesh government Mr. A.Z.M. Shamsul Alam is the founder Chairman of the bank. His progressive leadership and continuous inspiration provided a boost for the bank in getting a foothold in the financial market of Bangladesh.

A group of 26 dedicated and noted Islamic personalities of Bangladesh are the member of executive council of the bank. They are also noted for their business acumen. Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd. Has 56 branches.

Wisdom of the directors, Islamic bankers and the wish of Almighty Allah make Al- Arafah Islami Bank Ltd. most modern and a leading bank in Bangladesh.

2.2 Objective of ABIL

Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited is Islamic Banking institutions that operates with the objectives implement and materialize the economic and financial principles of Islamic in the banking arena. The objectives of AIBL are not only to earn profit, but also to do good and welfare to the people. The main objectives of AIBL are listed below-

· To establish participatory banking instead of banking on debtor creditor relationship

· To invest through different modes permitted under Islamic Shariah

· To accepts deposits on profit loss sharing basis

· To establish as welfare –oriented banking system

· To extend co-operation to the poor, the helpless and the low income group for their economic up liftmen

· To play a vital role in human development and employment generation

· To contribute towards balances growth and development of the country through investment operations particularly in the less developed areas

· To contribute in achieving the ultimate goal of Islamic economic System.

· To conduct interest free banking.

2.3 Special feature of the Bank:

· All activities are conducted and interest free system according to the Islamic shariah

· Its investment policies under different modes are fully Shariah complain.

· During the year 2009, 70% of the investment income has been distributed among the Mudaraba depositors.

· It believes in providing dedicated services to the clients imbued with Islamic spirit of brotherhood, peace and fraternity.

· The bank is committed towards establishing a welfare-oriented banking system to meet the needs of low income and underprivileged class of people.

· The Bank upholds the Islamic values of establishment of a just economic system through social emancipation and equitable distribution of wealth.

2.4 Financial Information about AIBL:

Table 2.1

Particulars 2008 2007 2006
Investment income 3502.14 2243.15 1742.19
Profit paid to depositors 2220.47 1628.63 1245.12
Net investment income 1281.68 614.52 480.52
Commission, Exchange and other income 885.12 712.46 510.12
Total operating income 2166.80 1326.98 1045.12
Total operating expense 638.70 570.80 470.58
Profit before tax and provision 1528.10 756.18 578.45
Provision on investment and others 269.20 173.34 115.12
Profit before Tax 1258.90 582.84 480.23
Net profit after Tax 668.24 347.31 250.58
Earning per share ( EPS ) 48.29 25.10 15.10

2.5 Mission of AIBL

· Achieving the satisfaction of Almighty Allah both here & hereafter.

· Proliferation of Shariah Based Banking Practices

· Quality financial services adopting the latest technology

· Fast and efficient customer service

· Maintaining high standard of business ethics

· Balanced growth

· Steady & competitive return on shareholders equity

· Innovative banking at6 a competitive price

· Attract and retain quality human resources

· Extending competitive compensation packages to the employees

· Firm commitment to the growth of national economy

· Involving more in Micro and SME financing

2.6 Vision of AIBL

· To operate based on Islamic principles of transactions along with ensuring justice and equity in the economy.

· To be a pioneer in Islami Banking in Bangladesh and contribute significantly to the growth of the national economy.

· To improve Banker- Customer relationship through improving customer service

· To develop new and innovate product/service through integration of technology and policy and principle.

2.7 Distribution of Branches

AIBL started its working at 161, Motijheel C/A with a Branch named Motijheel Branch on 27th September, 1995 was the first & main Branch of AIBL and has been operating throughout the country. The Head Office of the Bank was situated at the same holding of Motijheel Branch since its establishment but from 11 January, 2007 it has started its working at its own premises 36, Dilkusha (6th, 7th, 8th & 9th floor), Dhaka-1000. The age of the Bank is only 11 years and during this short period of time, the Bank has established total 50 Branches over the country and made a smooth network inside the country. The number of Branches as Division wise is mentioned in the following table:

Table 2.2

Division No. of Branches
Dhaka Division 22
Chittagong Division 11
Rajshahi Division 8
Khulna Division 6
Sylhet Division 5
Barisal Division 4
Total 56

Figure 2.1



At a Glance of AIBL Branch Locations:

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2.9 Organ gram of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd.

Figure 2.2

Board of Director
Managing Director

2.10 Financial Performance of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd.

AIBL is one of the new entrants of the 3rd generation banks having only 50 branches currently. With in short time period, AIBL has been to create an image as a progressive and dynamic financial institution for itself and has earned significant reputation in the country’s banking sector. Despite of stiff competition in banking sector, AIBL witness a considerable improvement in its overall business performance during 31 December, which contributed to consolidate the position of the bank. At theend of current year, the number of depositors stood at 243273 and the amount deposit has accumulated to Tk.16775.33 million. The total numbers investors are 13213 and total investment extended to them was a sum of taka 17423.19 million.

The bank has earned Tk.2172.48 million and incurred an expense of Tk.1202.71 million in the current year. At the end of the year the profit before tax has stood Tk.855.47 million, which is 78.97% more than Tk.478.00 million pre-tax income of the last year.

2.11. Performance of Total Deposit.

The total deposit of the bank was Tk.16,690.12 million at 31st December 2007, of which bank deposit was 611.72 million taka and general deposit was 16163.61 million taka. at the same time in the last year, the amount of

total deposit was 29,690.12 million taka. In this area the growth rate 54.07%.

Figure 2.3


Total Deposit

2.12 Role of AIBL in the Economic Development of Bangladesh

Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd (AIBL) Play a vital role in giving a direction to economy’s development over time by financing the requirements of trade and industry. By encouraging thrift among people, banks, foster the process of capital formation. Banks induce the savers to hold their savings in the form socially useful assets of which bank deposits constitute the most important element. Through this the banks draw community savings into the organized sector which can then be allocated to different economic activities according to the priorities laid down by planning authorities of the country.

The growth of economy is tied with the growth of banks in it. Banks operate as institutions for promoting industrialization, expansion of trade and commerce, development of agriculture, sustaining stability in price levels, settlement of payments for imports and exports and so on.

Literature Review of AIBL

3.1 Meaning of Islamic Banking

The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) in its Foreign Ministers Conference held in Senegal in 1978 approved the definition of Islamic Bank as “a financial institution whose statutes rules and procedures expressly state its commitment to the principles of Islamic Shariah and to the banning of the receipt and payment of interest on any of its operations”.

According to Islamic Banking Act of Malaysia, an Islamic Bank is a “company, which carries on Islamic Banking business, Islamic Banking business means banking business whose aims and operations do not involve any element which is not approved by the religion Islam.”

Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Says, “Islamic banking is essentially a normative concept and could be defined as conduct of banking in consonance with the ethos of the value system of Islam.”

It appears from the above definitions that Islamic banking is systems of financial intermediation that avoids receipt and payment of interest in its transactions and conducts its operations in a way that it helps achieve the objectives of an Islamic economy. Alternatively, this is a banking system whose operation is based on Islamic principles of transactions of which profit and loss sharing is major feature, ensuring justice and equity in the economy. That is why Islamic banks are often known as profit and loss sharing banks.

3.2 Islamic Banking Movement Throughout the world

The expansion and unfolding of Islamic banking along with traditional interest based banking is a recent phenomenon. Islamic banking is an inseparable part of Islamic economy. During fifties it was only a subject matter of research and was limited to the writings of scholars and philosophers. During the sixties actual experiments were made and in the seventies Islamic banking institutions started gaining strength. The eighties and nineties are and the period of consolidation and now Islamic banking is coming up as the only welfare banking system of the modern world.

Ahmad al Najjar played the pioneering role in establishing the first Islamic bank in the modern world in 1963 at Mitgamar, Egypt.

Consequently, Islamic banking movement achieved steady progress and assumed significant dimension and role with the establishment of the Nasser Social Bank (1972). Dubai Islamic Bank (1975), Islamic Development Bank (1975) Faysal Islamic Bank in Egypt and Sudan (1977), Jordan Islamic Bank for Finance and Investment was established in Jordan in (1978), Turkey in (1983). Pakistan declared all banks as Islamic in 1978 and Iran declared in 1984. Emergence of development Bank as an International Financial Institution with a view to institutions was considered as a milestone in the history of Islamic banking.

As on today, more than 300 Islamic financial institutions in about 50 countries operation throughout the world covering both Muslim and non- Muslim countries of various socio economic environment.

3.3 Objectives of Islamic Bank

The objective of Islamic banking is not only to earn profit but also to do good and welfare to the people. Islam upholds the concept that money, income and property belong to Allah and this wealth is to be used for the god of the society.

The main objective of Islamic Banking is—

· To conduct interest free Banking.

· To establish Participatory Banking instead of Banking on debtor- creditor relationship.

· To invest through different modes permitted under Islamic Shariah.

· To accept deposits on profit-loss sharing basis.

· To play a vital role in human development and employment generation

· To contribute in achieving the ultimate goal of Islamic economic system.

3.4 Distinguishing Features of Islamic Bank

An Islamic bank has several distinctive features as compared to its conventional counterpart. Chapra had outlined some essential difference as blew.

· Abolition of interest (Riba)

· Adherence to public interest

· Multi purpose bank

· More careful evaluation of investment demand

· Work as catalyst of development

Al-Arafah Islami Bank is established on the basis of some Islamic ideology so that it can insure the Islamic economic system. AIBL is competing with successfully as a fast track leading organization in the Islamic banking sector and non- Islamic banking sector.

Various Divisions of AIBL: AIBL is comprised with the following divisions:

· Investment division

· Computer & IT division

· HRD Division

· Asset- management division

· Common Services Division

The divisional Heads, while discharging their duties & responsibilities, are advised to ensure due compliance of-

1. Relevant Bangladesh Bank core Risk guidelines in respective area of operation and

2. All standing orders, instructions, etc. of the Regulator and Authority of the Bank issued from time to time & in force.

3.5 Nature of Business:

The bank is caring out commercial, corporate, investment retailing banking related services as follows:

· Corporate Finance

· Correspondence Banking

· Documentary credits

· Foreign exchange

· Syndicated finance

· Other related Business.

3.6 An Overview of AIBL, Mirpur Branch

Mirpur Branch is one of the most important Branches of AIBL. This branch was established in Decebber9, 1997. It is situated Mirpur -1 in a commercial area at the centre of the Mirpur. This branch acts as an authorized dealer reprehensive of AIBL. Now it has around 19 employees. This plays a vital role in increasing profitability of AIBL.

Various Divisions of the Mirpur Branch:

Figure 3.1

Working report is based on the working experience on the bank. More specially to say this working report is defragmented into three departments. Basically it consists of the process that I had experience during my internship. In the AIBL have three departments –

· General Banking Department

· Investment Department

· Foreign Exchange Department

Let us go through the working report for each of the department.

Product of AIBL Bank Ltd. as an Islamic Bank

The AIBL (Al-Arafah Islami Bank) offers their customers’ genera banking facilities, which ensures the safety of their money as well as the fair and smart return of their money. Following are the ways through which Banks collects their deposits from the clients:


Lakhapati deposit scheme:

Under this scheme can be built up a significant amount of deposit money by depositing monthly respectively Tk., 2375, Tk.1275, Tk.670, Tk.460 and Tk. 335 for the years 3, 5, 8, 10& 12. At maturity level total amount of approximately Tk.100000.

(Branch’s statement of affairs)

Modes of Investment:

1. Bai- Murabaha:

Bai –Murabaha may be define as a contract between a buyer and a seller under which the seller sells certain specific goods (permissible under Islamic Shariah and the law of the land) to buyer at a cost plus agreed profit payable in cash or on any fixed future date in lump sum or by installments. The profit marked –up may be fixed in lump sum or in percentage of the cost price of the goods.

Bai- Muajjal:

Bai- Muajjal may be defined as a contract between a buyer and a seller under which the seller sells certain specific goods (permissible under Islamic Shariah and the law of the land) to buyer at a cost plus agreed profit payable on a certain fixed future date in lump sum or within a fixed period by installments. The seller may also sell goods purchased by him as per order and specification of the buyer.

Ijara Bil-Bie (Hire Purchase)

The hire purchase method of financing enables a bank to finance the purchase of movable and immovable assets. It is a joint ownership agreement subject to the provision of security/surety provided by the client. In addition to the repayment of the principal amount, the bank receives a share in the net rental value after allowing for necessary deduction on account of depreciation of asset. This payment is made after adjusting the bank’s outstanding share of the asset, which reduces with each installment payment made by the client. The cost of insurance of the asset is shared by the bank and the other party in proportion of their capital contribution to the asset. After the full payment has been made, the client becomes the owner of the asset. Until full payment has been made the client is only entitled to the use of the asset.

Since this mode of Financing involves inflow of cash over a considerable period of time, the discounting techniques can be applied to evaluate the acceptability of the project. Each and every expected installment payment should be converted to present value by applying the appropriate discount rate. The next step would be to sum up the present value of the streams of cash inflows and compare it with the purchase price. A proposal yielding a positive net present value would be accepted and otherwise rejected. The same concept applies while applying the IRR method, whereby the minimum expected rate of return is calculated which would equate the present value of cash inflows with the initial cash outflow. An investment proposal failing to yield this minimum required rate of return should be rejected.


It is a form of partnership in profit where by one party provides funds while the other provides expertise and management. The first part is called the Sahid-al-Maal and the later is referred to as the Mudarib. Any profit accrued is shared between two parties on a pre-agreed rates, while capital loss is exclusively borne by the partner providing the capital except it is due to the breach of trust by the Mudarib.


Musharaka is a contract of partnership between two or more individuals or bodies in which all partners contribute capital, participate in the management, share the profit as per pre-agreed ratio and beat the loss, if any in proportion to their capital/equity ratio.


Bai-Salam may be defined as a contract between a buyer and a seller under which the seller sells in advance the certain commodities/products permissible under Islamic Shariah and the law of land to the buyer at an agreed price payable on execution of the said contract and the commodities/products is/are delivered as per as specification, size, quality, quantity at a future time in a particular place. In other words, Bai-salam is a sale where by the seller undertakes to supply some specific commodities/products to the buyer at a future time in exchange of advance price fully paid on the spot.

Other special Investment Scheme:

· Masque Based Investment Scheme

· Vetches Investment Scheme

· Consumer Investment Scheme

· Small investment Scheme

3.7 Risk management

The risk of Al-Arafah Islami Bank limited is defined as the possibility of losses, financial or otherwise. The risk management of the Bank covers 6 (six) Core risk Areas of banking I. e Credit risk management, foreign exchange risk management, Assets Liability Management, prevention of money laundering and establishment of Internal Control and Compliance and information & Communication technolology. The prime objective of the risk management is that the Bank takes well calculative business risk while safeguarding the Bank‘s capital, its financial resources and profitability from various risks. In this context, the Bank took steps to implement the guidelines of Bangladesh Bank as under.

3.8 Credit Risk management

Credit risk is one of the major risks faced by the Bank. This can be described as potential loss arising from the failure of a century party to perform as per contractual agreement with the Bank. The failure may result from unwillingness of the counter party of decline in his/her financial condition. Therefore, Bank’s credit risk management activities have been designed to address all these issues. The bank has an Investment (Credit) Risk management Committee at Head Office. The Committee reviews the Investment risk issues on monthly basis. The bank has segregated the Investment Approval, Investment Administration, Investment Recovery and Legal Authority. The Bank has segregated duties of the officers/executives involved in credit related activities. A separate Business Development (Marketing) Department has been established at Head Office, which is entrusted with the duties of maintaining effective relationship whit the customer, marketing of credit products, exploring new business opportunities etc. In the branches of the bank separate officials are engaged as Relationship Manager, Documentation Officer, Verification Officer, disbursement Officer and Recovery Officer. Their jobs have been allocated and responsibilities have been defined.

3.9 Investment (Credit) Risk Grading Manual

The bank has implemented the Investment (Credit) Risk Grading Manual (IRGM) since April, 2006 which is made mandatory by Bangladesh Bank vide BRPD Circular No. 18 of December 11, 2005. Investment Officials of the bank have been trained on IRGM. Investment Risk Grading is incorporated in the Investment presentation for all the cases.

3.10 Foreign exchange risk Management

Foreign exchange risk is defined as the potential change in earnings arising due to change in market prices. As per Foreign Exchange risk Management Guideline, bank has physically establishment a separate Treasury Department at Head Office. Under the Treasury Department, Foreign exchange Font Office, Foreign exchange Back Office and Local Money Market have been physically demarcated. Duties and responsibilities of them have also been defined. All foreign exchange transactions are revalued at Market-to Market rate as determined by Bangladesh Bank at the month-end. All Nostro accounts are reconciled on monthly basis and outstanding entry beyond 30 days is reviewed.

Figure 3.2

General Banking Operation of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd.

General banking is the most important and fundamental activities of a bank. The general banking performance of AIBL is very systematic and satisfactory.

4.1. General Banking Activities:

Various general banking activities are pointed below: The major activities of AIBL that it performs under general banking are explained in this section.

v Account opening section.

v Cash collection section.

v Deposit section.

v Investment section.

v Remittance section.

v Dispatch section.

v Computer controller section.


The AIBL (Al-Arafah Islami Bank ) offers their customers general banking facilities, which ensures the safety of their money as well as the fair and smart return of their money.

Following are the ways through which Banks collects their deposits from the clients:

· Al-Wadiah Current account CD)

· Mudarabah deposit Account (MD)

· Mudarabah term deposit (MTD)

· Mudaraba Hajj deposit

· Term Hajj Deposit

· Installment term Deposit (ITD)

· Monthly profit based deposit (PTD)

· Marriage saving installment scheme (MSIS)

· Al- Arafah Saving Bond

· Kotipoti Deposit scheme

· Millionaire Deposit scheme

· Double benefit scheme

· Pensoniare Deposit scheme

Different Services Of AIBL:

Table 4.1

SI. No: Types of Deposit Profit %
1. Mudaraba Term Deposit
(a) 36 months 10%
(b) 24 month 10%
(c) 12 month 12%
(d) 06 month 11.50%
(e) 03 month 11%
2. Mudaraba savings Deposit 5%
3. Short Notice Deposit (SND) 4%
4. Monthly Hajj Deposit 10.25%
5. Monthly Installment Term Deposit (ITD) 10.25%
6. Monthly profit Based Term Deposit (PTD) 11.25%
7. Monthly Savings Investment (SID) 8%
8. One time Hajj Deposit 9.5%
9. (a) Al-Arafah saving Bond

(3 years)

(b) Al-Arafah saving Bond

(5 years)

(c) Al-Arafah saving Bond

(8 years)

10. Marriage Saving Investment Scheme (MSIS) 8.25%
11. Pensioners Deposit Scheme 10.8%
12. Special Saving (pension) scheme 10.25%
13. Cash WAQF 9.5%
14. Lakhopati Deposit scheme 10.25%
15. Kotipati Deposit scheme 10.25%
16. Millionaire Deposit scheme 10.25%
17. Double Benefit scheme 12.25%

4.2. To Open A New Account:

This is a period of keen competition among banks. Most of the commercial banks compete with one another in tapping the savings of the public by means of purchasing of different types of financial product. These products are known as secondary securities, which shows claim against the financial institutions. popularly these products are known as deposit kinds of various maturities. The most popular products are CD, SD. Fixed Deposit, Short term Deposit etc.

4.3 Account Opening Procedure in a flow chart-

Figure 4.2

For individual introduction is needed by an account holder
Applicant fills up the relevant application form in the prescribed manner.
He/She is required to fill up the specimen signature card

4.4. Account Opening Criteria:

· Persons over 18 year (Expect some restricted Persons)

· Account of club

· Association

· Agent

· Govt. and semi-Govt. Organization.

· Liquidators

· Minor

· Married women

· Pardanshil women

· Illiterate persons

4.5. Requirements of New Account:

A) Individual Account:

· Two recent passport size photographs of the A/C holders duly attested by the introducer.

· Copy of passport if available or certificate from the chairman / commissioner or letter of introduction by a person accepted to the bank.

· Obtain and fill up the KYC (know your customer)from imposed by the Bangladesh bank.

· Verification of introducer’s signature.

· Admittance of the signature of the opener/ operators of the A/C.

· Transaction profile from fulfilled.

· Preservation of Account Opening File (AFO) and specimen card.

B) Joint Account:

· All terms for individuals A/C holder as stated above.

· Two or more persons can open A/C.

· Authorized persons can operate the A/C.

· Authority is automatically revoked by death, insanity or bankruptcy.

· Stoppage of payment by anyone of A/C holder.

C) Partnership Account:

· Partnership account is like a joint account.

· Must submit a copy of partnership Deed.

· The partners need to fill up the letter of Al-Arafah Islami Bank with their names and signatures.

· They have to submit a trade license.

· They have to fill up the KYC form.

Account opening Register:

After fulfill all the requirements for opening account, necessary entries are given in the account opening register. There are several registers for several deposits as MSD, AWCD and TDR etc. Date of opening, name of the account holder, nature of the business address, initial deposit and introduction & various information are recorded that register. New number is given from the list of new accounts provided by the computer department.

Cheque Book:

Cheque book is issued to the new customer after opening account as well as to existing customer after completing the use of previous cheque book. Two separate cheque books are given to current and savings deposits. AWCD accounts cheque book is consists of 20 and 50 leafs, while MSD account cheque book has 10 leafs. There is a cheque issue registers in this regard; where cheque book number, leaf number, dates of issue etc. information is kept. All the necessary numbers are sends to the computer department to give entry in the program. Issuance of the cheque to new customer is fee from any complexity. But incase of 2nd provision, of a complex process should be maintained.

· Each cheque book white leaf for issuing the next cheque book.

· This leaf contain following information

1. Name of the A/C holder

2. Inked marked of the A/C holder

3. Address of the A/C holder

4. Signature of the A/C holder

5. Blank space for placing new range of cheque number and officers signature.

6. Date issuing previous cheque book.

7. Round shaped seal of Mirpur Branch with signature of authorized officer.

8. Name of A/C holder written by officer.

· Clients should have to fill up the information headed by the item 1,2,4.

· By filling up this item properly, he/she will submit it to computer verification counter to verify the signature.

· Now what type A/C this is.

· Separate register book is to maintained for CD, MSD & SND-10leaf, CA-(20-50)leaf, and SND-has number specified limit.

4.6 General Characteristics of Deposit Account:


One of the most significant sources of deposits is the AL WADIA current deposit. It has some similarity with the current account of conventional bank. The term Al – Wadiah Current Deposit means deposit of money allowing somebody to sue it. Banks being a trustee preserves and keeps or in safe custody of what is deposited. Depositors feel safe in keeping their money with the bank and take transaction facilities.

Requirements for opening Al-Wadia current deposit:

· In case of Individual person for opening this account need two copies attested photo and an introducer who has an AL-WADIA CURRENT DEPOSIT.

· In case of sole proprietorship firm for opening this account need two copies attested photo and trade license.

· In case of partnership firm for opening this account need two copies attested photo of those persons who can operate A/C and trade license and partnership deed.

· I n case of public limited company for opening this account need above documents and certificate of commencement.


Mudaraba Saving Deposit (MSD) is open by the lower and middle classer people who wish to save a part of their incomes to meet their future need intend to earn an income from their savings. It aims at encouraging savings of non-trading person(s), institution(s), society, etc. by depositing small amount of money in the bank.

Requirements for opening Mudaraba Savings Deposit:

· In case of individual person for opening this account need two copies attested photo and an introducer who has a MUDARABA SAVINGS DEPOSIT.

· In case of non-trading person(s), institution(s), society, etc for opening this account need two copies attested photo of those persons who will operates A/c and an introducer who has a MUDARABA SAVINGS DEPOSIT.

Restriction on withdrawals and deposit:

· The number of withdrawals over a period of time is limited. Two withdrawals per week are permitted. But more than that no interest will be paid on rest amount for that month.

· The total amount of one or more withdrawal on any date should not exceed 25% of the balance in the account unless 7 (seven) days advance notice is given.

Cash Section:

Cash section demonstrates liquidity strength of a bank. it also sensitive as it deals with liquid money . Maximum concentration is given while working on this section. As far as safety is concerned special precaution is also taken.


All cash instruments (P.O,D.D and cheque) other valuables are kept in the vault is insured up to TK 4 cr with local insurance company. If cash stock goes beyond its limit of tk 4 cr the excess money is transferred to Bangladesh bank if there is shortage of cash during transaction period. Money is transferred to drawn from the central bank. there are three keys of the vault, which are given to three seniors most officers. Daily as estimated amount of cash brought out from the vault for transaction purpose. No more than 4 cr brought at once from the vault, on a single day.

Teller Customer Relationship:

In a bank a person who delivers and receives cash from the cash counter is known as teller. A customer meets most of the time in a bank with a teller on the counter. So, teller should hold the following Qualities:

· Should be friendly.

· Provide prompt service.

· Be accurate in his task.

· In short, a teller should be efficient.

Cash packing and handling:

Cash packing & handling needs a lot of care as any mistake may creates a disastrous, impact during the banking hour. When the counter is closed, cash are packed according to denomination. Notes are counted several times and packed in bundle, stetted and stumped with initial.

Remittance section:

It deals with payment and cancellation of PO,DD,TT and Outward & Inward bills (OBC & IBC) etc. AIBL sells and purchase PO, DD, and TT to its customers only.

Telegraph transfer (TT)

A telegraph transfer (TT) is an instruction for transfer of money by telegraph cable and telex from a bank in one center to another bank in a different center. Generally this is an instruction from the importers bank to the exporters’ bank or some other bank in the exporters’ country for transfer of money to a named person.

Here the remitter bears the additional charge of telex/ telephone. Charge for TT is 0.15% of the principal amount and the additional charge for telex. Telephone is TK. 50.00.

Demand Draft (DD)

Demand Draft is many popular instruments for remitting money from one corners of country another. The instrument is basically used for transfer and payment. Difference between pay order and demand draft is in terms of place only PO is used for remittance money with in the city where as DD is used for within the country DD too, constitutes current liability on the part of a bank. At AIBL DD is not sold to people other than its customer.

Pay Order (PO) :

Pay Order an instrument, which is used to remit money with in a city thorough banking channel the instruments are generally safe as most of them are crossed

AIB charges different amount of commission on the basis of Payment order amount. The bank charges for pay order are given in the following chart:

Figure 4.3

Up to TK. 10,000.00 TK. 15.00
TK. 10,001.00 – TK .1,00,000.00 TK. 25.00
TK. 1,00,001.00 – TK. 5,00,000.00 TK. 50.00
TK. 5,00,001.00 and above TK. 100.00

Cheque clearing section

Functions of clearing

1) Clearing stands for mutual settlement of claims made in among member banks at an agreed time and place in respect of instruments drawn on each other.

2) Clearing house is an arrangement under which member banks agree to meet, through their representative, at the appointed time and place to deliver instruments drawn on them.

3) The net amount payable or receivable as the case may be, is settled through an account kept with the controlling bank (Bangladesh Bank).

Figure 4.4

Types of clearing

I. Outward clearing

II. Inward clearing

Clearing (Outward) process: tier

First tier: Collection Branch

Second tier: Principal Branch/local office

Third tier: Clearing house (Bangladesh Bank)

Clearing (Inward) process: tier

First tier: Clearing house (Bangladesh Bank)

Second tier: Princ