Number of bank depositors having more than Tk 1 crore in their accounts has increased by 3,759 to 65,797 in December 2016 from that in September of the same year, a latest BB statistics published on Tuesday showed.
Of the 65,797 accounts, 51,741 account holders’ deposit stood above Tk 1 crore, while 769 and 314 accountholders more than Tk 50 crore and Tk 40 crore respectively in their bank accounts with different private and government banks.
The BB data also showed that 192 individuals’ deposit stood more than Tk 35 crore as of December 31 2016.
In September 2016, number of bank accounts having Tk 1 crore in their bank accounts was 62,038. Of the accounts, 48,897 individuals’ deposit stood more than Tk 1 crore in their bank accounts, while 702 individuals’ deposit stood above Tk 50 crore.
People are now used to keep their fund idle in banks as the investments situation in a country is not that favourable and deposit of such fund is increasing every year, BB officials said.
They, however, said that increase of the bank accounts having more than Tk 1 crore is better for the economy instead of capital flight.
On the other hand, increase of such bank account number is an indication of growing disparity in the society, the officials said.
They also said that if the idle funds in the banks were invested that could have brought better results for the economy.
The BB data also showed that consolidated deposit in all the banks increased to Tk 8,99,414 crore.
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