Although New Year’s Eve is not recognized as a federal holiday, it is still one of the biggest celebrations of the year in America. This is the day that everyone celebrates the end of the past year and welcomes the new year to come.
It won’t be all fun and games for the banks on this day of partying though, as many of them will remain open. There will be a wide variety of holiday hours from the different banks this New Year’s Eve of 2013, as they try to balance both satisfying the customer’s needs with the cost of opening the bank on a partial holiday.
Main commercial banks, including Bank of America, Chase and Citibank, announced that they will resume normal business hours, while others, including Wells Fargo, HSBC and Capital One, announced that they will be closing a bit earlier than usual — from an hour to four hours. One bank will be completely closed on this day.
Despite the change in closing times, it might be a good idea to visit the bank on this day to complete any necessary financial chores you need to get done before the New Year’s Day. Remember that you can always conduct your banking through online and mobile channels. If you need to get cash from the ATM, you can rest assured that ATMs will remain accessible any day of the week, even through the holidays.
Here is the holiday schedule for New Year’s Eve for the 13 largest U.S. banks:
Note that some banks have a presence in retail outlets, so these closings may not impact every location. For example, some banks operate in supermarkets, which were open for shorter hours on New Year’s Eve.
As always, if you’d like to know the exact holiday hours for your specific local branch, call ahead.
The team at MyBankTracker would like to wish you all a very fun and safe New Year’s Eve!