Are Banks Open on Black Friday?

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Black Friday takes place the day after Thanksgiving, and it has traditionally held a spot as one of the most popular shopping days of the year. While your plans for this Black Friday might include shopping online instead of in stores, you might still be wondering whether you’ll be able to visit a bank branch in person.

In case you need to get cash or banking assistance on Nov. 27, it’s a good idea to find out if your bank will be open. Keep reading to learn about your banking options for Black Friday.

Are Banks Open on Black Friday 2020?

Many companies close on Black Friday so employees can enjoy the day after Thanksgiving, but Black Friday isn’t a federal holiday. Most banks are open Nov. 27 because it’s not one of the recognized bank holidays in 2020. However, some branches might have limited holiday hours.

Although Black Friday isn’t officially recognized by the federal government, many states do recognize the day after Thanksgiving as a state holiday for one reason or another. That recognition isn’t necessarily in honor of Black Friday. Indiana uses the day after Thanksgiving to celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday, for example, whereas Nevada has designated Nov. 27 as Family Day. Keep in mind that banks and credit unions located in states that recognize the day after Thanksgiving as a holiday don’t always take the day off.

To avoid making a wasted trip to your local branch, call first to see if standard operating hours are in place.

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Credit Unions Closed on Black Friday

Even though Black Friday is not a federal bank holiday, some financial institutions will be closed for the day, including the following credit unions:

  • Horizon Credit Union
  • Members Credit Union
  • Mobiloil Credit Union
  • Signature Federal Credit Union
  • Teachers Credit Union
  • Unify Financial Credit Union
  • Virginia Credit Union
  • Welcome Federal Credit Union

Banks Open on Black Friday

The following banks will be open on Nov. 27, so you can rest easy if you need to do some banking on Black Friday. If the day after Thanksgiving is a holiday recognized by your state, double-check with your local bank branch to make sure it’s open.

Check With Your Local Branch on Black Friday

If you need to visit your bank branch on Black Friday, be sure to call ahead to see if it’s operating on a normal schedule. Of course, even if you can’t make it during business hours, you can always visit a nearby ATM or access online banking if necessary.

Taylor Bell and Sean Dennison contributed to the reporting for this article.

Schedules are subject to change and may vary for individual branches.

About the Author

Lia Sestric is a Pittsburgh native and graduate from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. Her bachelor’s degree is in Broadcast News. She has written and produced television news stories in the Los Angeles area and Charleston, S.C. In 2012, Lia began to freelance write on the side about higher education and careers for Yahoo! Finance. Lia is now based in the Washington, D.C. area and continues to work on national and local writing contracts. Her work frequently appears on major sites like Yahoo, The Huffington Post, MSN, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, USA Today, in addition to GOBankingRates. 

You can follow her on Twitter @liasestric and Facebook @LSHWrites. Lia can be reached by email lia.sestric@gmail.com.

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