Banking hours extended by 30 minutes

Staff Correspondent

17 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Bank has asked all the scheduled banks to extend the bank transaction period by half an hour to facilitate business activities across the country.

The daily banking transaction period has been re-fixed from 10 am to 3:30 pm instead of 3 pm with effective from June 17, 2021 to July 15, 2021 in line with the movement restriction by the government, according to a notification issued by the central bank on Wednesday.

The banks can keep their offices open until 5 pm to do their necessary ancillary activities, said the notification.

The BB instruction also asked banks to keep adequate banknotes at ATM booths and to ensure uninterrupted internet banking service with ample support services. The evening banking and weekly holiday banking activities will remain closed as per earlier instruction.