Banking hours extended by another 30 minutes...

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Banking hours extended by another 30 minutes

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 05:33 PM, 30 May 2021  

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Bangladesh Bank (BB) has extended the banking hours from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm until June 6 for facilitating the financial transaction of the clients during the lockdown.

“Banks will remain open from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm while the transaction will be made between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm,” said a Bangladesh Bank (BB) circular issued on Sunday. 

Until today, banks allowed customers to do banking from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Before the coronavirus pandemic, branches were open to customers from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Earlier on April 13, the central bank in a circular said bank headquarters, authorized dealer branches and district-level head offices will remain open during the movement restrictions. 

Also, one branch (if the authorized dealer branch is not open) will remain open every two kilometres in city corporation areas. At the Upazila level, a single branch of a bank will remain open on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Apart from this, branches, sub-branches, and bank booths in the vicinity of sea, land, and airports will remain open. Port authorities and local administration are to take appropriate measures in enforcing health safety guidelines.