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Bangladesh Automated Clearing House (BACH)

Bangladesh Automated Clearing House (BACH): BACH, the first ever electronic clearing house of Bangladesh, has two components - the Automated Cheque Processing System (ACPS) and the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Both the systems operate in batch processing mode- transactions received from the banks during the day are processed at a pre-fixed time and settled through a single multilateral netting figure on each individual bank's respective books maintained with the Bangladesh Bank. A state-of-the-art Data Center (DC) and a Disaster Recovery Site (DRS) have been established comprising of most modern software and hardware for dealing with the operations of BACH. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) has been created between the participating commercial banks and Data Center (DC) & Disaster Recovery Site (DRS) for communicating necessary information related to BACH. Digital Certificate has been formulated for the first time in Bangladesh for secured data communication.

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Statistics of Transaction Processed During March, 2019 to August, 2019


1. BACPS (High Value)
Month Name Total Item Processed Total Amount Avg. Item Processed per day Avg. Transaction Size
1Mar208,6761,159,215,283,54710,9835,555,096
2Apr213,7751,188,558,265,84510,6895,559,856
3May235,8501,376,374,032,00411,2315,835,803
4Jun170,5531,300,374,350,89010,0337,624,459
5Jul228,7911,463,162,030,78810,4006,395,191
6Aug165,3501,049,824,363,3959,7266,349,104

2. BACPS (Regular Value)
Month Name Total Item Processed Total Amount Avg. Item Processed per day Avg. Transaction Size
Mar1,763,616726,262,071,63492,822411,803
Apr1,767,815668,865,236,90588,391378,357
May1,915,518743,449,549,16491,215388,119
Jun1,411,840658,882,370,62083,049466,683
Jul1,872,329782,473,700,71685,106417,915
Aug1,415,892608,303,840,53683,288429,626

3. BEFTN
Month Name Total Item Processed Total Amount Avg. Item Processed per day Avg. Transaction Size
Mar2,398,306161,439,657,712126,22767,314
Apr2,778,877159,835,136,900138,94457,518
May3,800,855213,382,771,989180,99356,141
Jun2,979,122143,202,634,520175,24248,069
Jul3,322,708183,258,390,533151,03255,153
Aug2,380,575142,109,953,005140,03459,696