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Are Banks Open on Columbus Day 2017?

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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:

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:

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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:

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.

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