Columbus Day, which falls on Oct. 9, 2017, has been recognized as a federal holiday since 1937. Some government offices and schools close in observance of the holiday, but it is still a normal work day for many people. Find out whether your bank will be open.
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Are Banks Open on Columbus Day 2017?
In observance of Columbus Day — or Indigenous Peoples Day, as 14 communities across the U.S. have renamed the holiday since Columbus Day 2015, according to CNN — Oct. 9 is a bank holiday for most banks, so make sure you verify your bank’s hours before heading to a branch. If your bank will not be open, you can conduct online banking transactions on the holiday or visit an ATM.
Banks Open on Columbus Day
Although most banks will be closed on Columbus Day, the following banks will be open:
- Huntington Bank
- TD Bank
- Wells Fargo
Banks Closed on Columbus Day
Here are the major banks that close in observance of bank holidays in 2017, so plan accordingly. If you bank with one of these financial institutions, you’ll most likely need to wait until Oct. 10 to get to a branch:
- Bank of America
- Barclays Bank Delaware
- Bank of the West
- BBVA Compass
- BMO Harris Bank
- Capital One Bank
- Chase Bank
- Citizens Bank
- Comerica Bank
- Eastern Bank
- Fifth Third Bank
- First Tennessee Bank
- HSBC Bank
- Huntington State Bank
- M&T Bank
- People’s United Bank
- Regions Bank
- PNC Bank
- Santander Bank
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Banks Closed With Special State Exceptions
Some banks close for Columbus Day but keep certain branches open. See if your bank is one of these:
- KeyBank: KeyBank branches in the state of Utah will be open, but all other branches will be closed.
- SunTrust Bank: Locations that are inside retail partners such as grocery stores will be open, but regular branches will be closed.
- Union Bank: The office in Stowe, Vt., will be open until 1 p.m.
- U.S. Bank: Most U.S. Bank branch locations will be closed, but some branches will remain open at the discretion of the bank. If you are a U.S. Bank customer, contact your branch before visiting. In addition, many in-store retail bank branches will be open.
Although the regular branches of these banks will be closed on Oct. 9, some customer service call centers will be open on Columbus Day, but it depends on the bank. Call your bank before the holiday to find out if you will be able to access your account via phone.
If you must do some banking on Oct. 9 and your bank is closed, you can access your online banking account to check your balance, pay bills or transfer money. ATMs will also remain in operation for the holiday, so you will still have access to your cash.