Banks to operate from 10am to 2pm until May 16

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DHAKA, May 5, 2021 (BSS) – Bangladesh Bank (BB) has extended the
banking hours from 10am to 2pm until May 16 for facilitating the
financial transaction of their clients during the lockdown.

“Banks will remain open from 10am to 3.30pm while the transaction will
be made between 10am and 2pm,” said a Bangladesh Bank (BB) circular
issued here today.

As per another circular of the central bank, non-bank financial
institutions (NBFIs) will remain open from 10am to 2pm.

In a circular on April 13, the central bank 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.

For NBFIs, one branch in the capital and another office outside Dhaka
will remain open until May 16.