Bangladesh Bank has re-fixed minimum period for term-deposits to financial institutions at three months.
Previously, the minimum period for the deposits was six months.
The re-fixing comes to prevent funding crisis in the financial institutions, said a Bangladesh Bank circular issued on Sunday.
The circular said the depositors were previously allowed to have premature encashment after completion of six months of deposit.
After re-fixing, the premature encashment can be done after three months, it said.
“Financial institutions are going through funding crisis. To help them recover from such situation, the period for term-deposits has been re-fixed,” said Mahfuzur Rahman, executive director of Bangladesh Bank.