In the first 13 days of the current month of February, Bangladesh received $597.90 million in remittance.
The four state-owned commercial banks — Agrani, Janata, Rupali and Sonali — received $196.59 million from the expatriate Bangladeshis while four state-owned specialised banks got $8.92 million, statistics from Bangladesh Bank showed.
The highest remittance came through the private commercial banks who received $385.62 million while the nine foreign banks acquired only $6.77 million.
Among the private commercial banks, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) received the highest remittance of $136.56 million, followed by National Bank Limited (NBL) with $28.92 million.
Amongst the state-owned banks, Agrani Bank was in the lead after receiving $74.84 million, while Sonali Bank received $62.76 million, Janata Bank $51.31 million and Rupali Bank 7.68 million.
Other private banks who are in the leading positions in earning remittance include Uttara Bank ($23.70 million), Pubali Bank ($23.36 million), Dutch-Bangla Bank ($20.69 million), Bank Asia ($17.17 million), Trust Bank ($15.94 million), Prime Bank ($14.51 million), BRAC Bank ($12.57 million) and AB Bank ($10.97 million).
Among the three NRB banks, only NRB Commercial Bank received $ 0.69 million remittances from non-resident Bangladeshis during the period.