Bangladesh Automated Clearing House (BACH)
BACH, the first ever electronic clearing house of Bangladesh, has two components -
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.
- The Automated Cheque Processing System and
- The Electronic Funds Transfer.