Are Banks Open on Columbus Day 2018?

Are banks open Columbus Day? Some are, some aren't.

Columbus Day, which falls on Oct. 8, 2018, 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 workday for many people. Find out whether your bank will be open for your financial needs.

Are Banks Open on Columbus Day 2018?

In observance of Columbus Day — or Indigenous Peoples Day, as 55 cities across the U.S. have renamed the holiday as of 2017, according to Time — Oct. 8 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:

  • TD Bank
  • Chase Bank

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Banks Closed on Columbus Day

Here are the major banks that close in observance of bank holidays, so you can 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:

  • Amarillo National Bank
  • American National Bank
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of the West
  • Barclays Bank Delaware
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • BB&T
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Capital One Bank
  • Citibank
  • Citizens Bank
  • Comerica Bank
  • Eastern Bank
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Tennessee Bank
  • HSBC Bank (closed for Canadian Thanksgiving)
  • Huntington State Bank
  • KeyBank
  • M&T Bank
  • People’s United Bank
  • PNC Bank
  • Regions Bank
  • Santander Bank
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Union Bank
  • U.S. Bank
  • USAA (most centers closed)
  • Wells Fargo

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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.
  • 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. 8, 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. 8 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.

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