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The customers that want to visit the bank to conduct a business need to know the general bank time, and this post will cover the general timing around the timings of the bank and other operations' time in the bank.

Bank Timings in India

Banks across the country typically operate from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Also, there are some banks that have bank timings for 12 hours a day - meaning from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The clients who want to visit the bank physically for a banking transaction, which is also inclusive of depositing cash or cheque, getting the banking services such as passbook, and much more. 

Note: Banks do not follow the time mentioned above as different banks will have different bank working hours.

Major Banks of India Working Hours

Here is a list of the most popular banks, and the timings of the banks after the lockdown of the Covid-19 situation:

Name of the Bank

Bank Opening Hours

Bank Closing Time

State Bank of India Bank

9.00 AM

3.30 p.m.

HDFC Bank

9:30 AM

3:30 p.m.

HSBC Bank

10:00 AM

4:00 p.m.

Allahabad Bank

10:00 AM

4:00 p.m.

ICICI Bank

10:00 AM

2:00 p.m.

RBL Bank

10:00 AM

5:00 p.m.

Punjab National Bank

10:00 AM

4:00 p.m.

YES Bank

9:30 AM

4:30 p.m.

Bank of Baroda

10:00 AM

4:00 p.m.

IDBI Bank

10:00 AM

4:00 p.m.

 

Bank Timing on Saturdays

Banks, according to the RBI, are on leave on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. But, they will work on the 1st, 3rd, and the 5th Saturday of every month. They are also considered at the same time as the weekday working of the bank.

Bank Lunch Time

Banks will not shut for business during lunch hours. The clients can visit the bank at any time during the day to make business transactions.

The employees will take their lunch break in batches, and because of this, the business will not be affected in any way. They will usually take their break from 1 to 3 p.m. in the afternoon. But, this can vary from one bank to another.

Indian Banks During Holidays

Banks will remain closed on public and government holidays. Apart from the holidays, each state will have a separate list of bank holidays that are followed. You could also have access to the holidays of the bank through the calendar of the banks.

What are the Timings of NEFT and RTGS?

a) The NEFT working hours are determined by RBI; NEFT has been made available for 24 hours and seven days a week to all of the customers.

b) RTGS also, just as NEFT, is available 24/7 for all of the customers of the bank.

Bank Timings - FAQs

What are the normal or general working hours of an Indian bank?

The general working hours of the bank will be from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on all weekdays.

Have all of the timings of banks changed?

Most of the banks have been changed in timings because of the Covid situations, but you can be reassured of it by calling your bank.

What is a bank's cheque clearing time?

The usual time frame for the collection of the cheque is within seven days.

Can I call the bank on Sundays?

Yes, you can call a toll-free number of your bank, and it will be responded to.

What are the working hours of the Reserve Bank of India?

The working hours of RBI are 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Which Saturday is a holiday for Indian Banks?

The second and the fourth Saturday of every month is a holiday.

Will the bank be shut during lunch?

No, they will not be closed - but businesses can still access the service during lunchtime at the bank.

Which Saturdays will the bank work?

The bank will be open and operating on the 1st, 3rd, and the 5th Saturday of every month.

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