By  Fri Dec 21, 2012

Most Banks Will Close Early Christmas Eve; They’re All Closed on Christmas Day

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Christmas is just around the corner. If you’ve got holiday cards to pick up, gifts to buy and financial errands to run, get to it now. Retailers are likely to be open for longer hours in the final stretch to Christmas while banks are closing their doors early. So, you might consider visiting your bank first.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that banks are closed on Christmas Day, which is a federal holiday. Even TD Bank, which is open on most U.S. holidays, will be closed. Besides, you should be spending the day with family and friends — not at a bank.

On Christmas Eve, however, banks will be open for limited hours. On Monday, most of the nation’s biggest banks will shut down in the afternoon — around 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Citibank is the only major bank to operate under normal business hours on Christmas Eve. Regions Bank will call it a day at noon. If you are planning a trip to the bank on Monday, try to get there early.

And for the avid investors out there, the stock market will close early at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve and reopen as usual on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Here is the schedule for the biggest U.S. banks on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (click the bank for locations):

Bank Christmas Eve Christmas Day
Chase Close at 3 p.m. Closed
Bank of America Close at 2 p.m. Closed
Wells Fargo Close at 3 p.m. Closed
Citibank Normal hours Closed
U.S. Bank Close at 2 p.m. Closed
Capital One Close at 2 p.m. Closed
TD Bank Close at 3 p.m. Closed
HSBC Close at 3 p.m. Closed
PNC Bank Close at 3 p.m. Closed
SunTrust Close at 2 p.m. Closed
BB&T Close at 2 p.m. Closed
Regions Bank Close at 12 p.m. Closed
BBVA Compass Close at 2 p.m. Closed

Remember that you can always conduct your banking through online and mobile channels. And, if you need to get cash from the ATM (in lieu of the gifts that you forgot to buy), you can rest assured that ATMs remain accessible any day of the week.

And, we hope you have a merry Christmas!

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  • jrwells5

    Same for New Year’s Day.