Bank of Bhutan will open six agents in Chamkhar town, Bumthang today. The bank has 18 exiting agents in the four gewogs and the dzongkhag.
The new agents will provide banking services such as cash withdrawal, cash deposit, mobile voucher top-up, loan repayment, and utility bill payment, among other services in the town’s six zones.
The shops identified as the agents are among those in the various zones within the dzongkhag.
This is initiated to provide continuous banking service and minimise door-to-door services in case if the country has to initiate lockdown in the future.
The new agents will operate starting today until the pandemic recedes. Every individual can withdraw the maximum amount of Nu 10000 per transition.
Meanwhile, BoB officials in Bumthang opened over 30 saving accounts for Druk Gyalpos Relief Kidu funds to facilitate online banking services.
Similarly, Bhutan Development Bank officials initiated to provide services to 300 clients including door-to-door cash delivery and new account opening, among others since the second week of the nationwide lockdown.