The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) in Bangladesh hosted a webinar on November 27, 2020 on the opportunities available to prospective students interested in completing their higher education in the United Kingdom (UK) and/or Australia.
The discussants present at the virtual session were David Hawkins, Founder of The University Guys; Justin Edwards, representative from The Australian National University and Vishnu Vankayala, representative from University of Leicester. Md. Mahbub ur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bangladesh and Ahmed Saiful Islam, Country Head of Wealth and Personal Banking were also present along with customers, their university going children, education partners and other officials from the Bank.
The webinar was organised to discuss the changed landscape of international education post COVID-19 pandemic and also the impact it has had on the higher education ecosystem. Two leading universities from key education destinations for Bangladeshi students were present and elaborated on the context. The panelists also elaborated on the opportunities of higher education in UK and Australia. The webinar also explored the avenues of HSBC's partnerships and services that makes the journey extremely comfortable right from the very beginning of planning for higher education to the time the student lands in the destination and continues till the very end.
During the discussion, Md. Mahbub ur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Bangladesh mentioned, "At HSBC, we understand how important it is for parents to enable their children to thrive and to fulfill their full potential. With that in mind, we have designed a range of services and offerings that specifically meet the needs of Bangladeshi students studying overseas. We share the same goal – to make banking easier, faster and simpler – so that your child can focus on their enriching overseas education journey."
From the initial research requirements of understanding which destination would suit the needs of students to preparing a student file and facilitating payments to opening an overseas account and arranging for an ATM/debit card prior to departure of students with HSBC in top education destinations, HSBC provides all the essential banking services throughout the whole process. With HSBC's International Education, getting students ready for overseas education has never been easier.
Ahmed Saiful Islam, Country Head of Wealth and Personal Banking mentioned "At HSBC we understand sending your children overseas for education is an extremely important decision and we strive to make it seamless through our International Education proposition. Our global connectivity makes it convenient for us to offer you the best in class services with regard to international education by collaborating within our network as well as with key stakeholders to facilitate a smooth journey for you and your child."