Banks asked not to accept institutional investment in saving schemes


KARACHI State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Thursday informed banks about restriction imposed on institutional investment in saving schemes. The central bank said that the Central Directorate of National Savings (CDNS) on July 01, 2020 restricted participation of institutional investors in national saving schemes. In this connection, the SBP advised all authorized commercial banks to review the instructions contained in the above mentioned letters and ensure that no institutional investment of any kind should be accepted in National Savings Schemes (NSS) dealt by banks i.e. Special Savings Certificate (SSC)/Defence Savings Certificate (DSC) on or after July 01, 2020. The SBP asked the banks to disseminate necessary instructions down the line to all authorized branches and concerned officials for information and strict compliance.

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