Greek council recommends shutting banks for six working days

ATHENS (Reuters) - The Greek financial stability council has recommended keeping Greek banks shut for the next six working days, a source with knowledge of the decision said on Sunday.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras earlier announced a bank holiday and capital controls after Greeks responded to his surprise call for a referendum on bailout terms by pulling money out of banks.

"Yes, the recommendation was for six days," the source said.

(Reporting by George Georgiopoulos; writing by Matthias Williams)