Are Banks Open on President’s Day?
No, banks typically are not open on President’s Day. It’s normal for banks close on federal holidays. President’s Day is no exception.
However, it’s important to note that some bank locations may be open. For example, branches inside of supermarkets or certain retail stores may open their doors on the holiday. This includes some PNC Bank and SunTrust Bank locations. Additionally, TD Bank branches are often open on President’s Day.
Otherwise, it’s often safe to assume that banks will close for the holiday. Some banks that do not open on President’s Day include:
- Bank of America
- Capital One
- HSBC Bank
- US Bank
Additionally, regular PNC Bank and SunTrust Bank branches (those not in grocery or retail stores) will likely be closed as well.
If you need assistance from a bank employee. You will either need to head to your bank on the business day before President’s Day – either Friday, February 14 or Saturday, February 15. Depending on whether your bank has Saturday hours – or wait until the February 18, the Tuesday after the holiday.
Are Credit Unions Open on President’s Day?
No, most credit unions are not open on President’s Day. Like banks, the majority of credit unions follow the federal holiday schedule and close accordingly. However, there can be exceptions. For example, locations in retail or grocery stores, that may open.
Is the Stock Market Open on President’s Day?
No, the stock market is not open on President’s Day. Regardless of where your brokerage, IRA, or other kind of investment account is held. Trades and similar activities essentially come to a halt on most federal holidays, include President’s Day.
Both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ close. Additionally, the bond market isn’t open either.
2020 Bank and Credit Union Holiday Schedule
Since banks and credit unions generally follow the federal holiday schedule. Most will close whenever government offices do. Here’s an overview of a typical 2020 bank and credit union holiday schedule:
- New Year’s Day – Wednesday, January 1 – Banks and credit unions are closed
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 20 – Banks and credit unions are closed
- Presidents Day – Monday, February 17 – Banks and credit unions are closed
- Memorial Day – Monday, May 25 – Banks and credit unions are closed
- Independence Day (Observed) – Friday, July 3 – Banks and credit unions are closed
- Labor Day – Monday, September 7 – Banks and credit unions are closed
- Columbus Day – Monday, October 12 – Banks and credit unions are closed
- Veterans Day – Wednesday, November 11 – Banks and credit unions are closed
- Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26 – Banks and credit unions are closed
- Christmas Day – Friday, December 25 – Banks and credit unions are closed
It’s important to note that Independence Day actually falls on a Saturday in 2020. When this happens, the day the holiday is observed usually shifts to the Friday before. As a result, many banks will close on Friday, July 3, as well as Saturday, July 4.
Many people also notice that there are additional holidays where credit unions and banks are usually closed that aren’t on the list. For example, a bank typically isn’t open on Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day. The reason that is the cases usually isn’t because of the holiday itself. Instead, it’s because those events fall on Sundays, a day of the week where most banks and credit unions are closed anyway.
How to Bank on President’s Day
Even if your local branch closes on President’s Day, that doesn’t mean your banking needs have to go unaddressed. Nearly any service that doesn’t require interacting with a teller is still available.
For example, you can withdraw cash at an ATM that isn’t locked inside the building. You may also be able to make deposits, initiate transfers, or pay certain bills at ATMs or similar kiosks.
Additionally, you’ll still have access to a range of online banking services. Check depositing through mobile apps will be available, as well as bill paying services, the ability to initiate transfers, and access to information about your balances.
It’s important to note that the transactions themselves might not process until the next business day. This includes deposits, bank-to-bank transfers, bill pay involving the institution mailing a check on your behalf, and certain other activities that require a bank or credit union to be open for it to go through.
Do you ever wish that banks were open on federal holidays? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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