Are Banks Open on Thanksgiving Day?

Are banks closed on Thanksgiving Day 2018? Find out.

Thanksgiving is celebrated every year on the fourth Thursday of November. Whatever way you celebrate Thanksgiving, if you think you’ll need access to your money, find out which banks will be closed or open for the celebration this Turkey Day, Nov. 22.

Are Banks Open Today?

Thanksgiving is one of the bank holidays in 2018, meaning that banks are not typically open for business. It’s also one of 10 federal holidays for which numerous organizations — such as schools, government offices and businesses — are closed for the day, meaning the majority of American workers have Thanksgiving off.

Although Thanksgiving is a bank holiday, customers will still be able to access their online accounts and might even be able to get customer service over the phone. Check out this list of major banks that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and plan ahead so that your banking needs are handled before it’s time to cook the turkey.

Banks Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2018

Are banks closed on Thanksgiving? All the banks contacted by GOBankingRates verified that they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, meaning customers won’t be able to fulfill their banking needs in person. Luckily, many transactions, deposits and other banking needs can be completed online easily and quickly.

Here’s a list of banks that are closed on Turkey Day:

  • Bank of America
  • Bank of the West
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • BB&T
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Capital One Bank
  • Chase Bank
  • Citibank
  • Citizens Bank
  • Comerica Bank
  • Eastern Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Huntington Bank
  • Huntington State Bank
  • KeyBank
  • M&T Bank
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • People’s United Bank
  • PNC Bank
  • Regions Bank
  • Sandy Spring Bank
  • Santander Bank
  • South Atlantic Bank
  • SunTrust Bank
  • TD Bank
  • Union Bank
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo

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Banks Open on Thanksgiving Day 2018

Are banks open on Thanksgiving? None of the banks contacted or researched will have standalone branches open on Thanksgiving, but customer service lines and online banking options are still available. It’s always best to contact your particular branch before making a visit on any holiday, especially Thanksgiving.

Fortunately, most major banks return to their regular schedules the day after Thanksgiving, meaning customers won’t have to wait too long before completing their banking needs, which bodes well for Black Friday shopping.

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Sean Dennison contributed to the reporting for this article.

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