Bank Asia, in partnership with BASIS and Mastercard, last week has announced the launch of 'SHADHIN' card; the first ever freelancer card in Bangladesh. The 'SHADHIN' forex card will enable freelancers to legally receive their income directly from international employers in a safe & secured environment. The card will also allow freelancers to retain a part of their earnings (70 percent) in dollars which, can be used later for online shopping. There are approximately 650,000 registered freelancers, out of which, 500,000 are working and earning on a monthly basis in Bangladesh. The 'SHADHIN' card will give this community the freedom to legally make their monetary transactions on time and in a secured ecosystem thus, creating a digitally empowered freelancer community in Bangladesh.