Did you know that although Good Friday and Easter Sunday are celebrated by many people nationwide, they are actually not recognized as a holiday by the Federal Reserve System. This well make people believe that banks will be open for business on Easter Sunday which is on April 4th of this year. The best way to know if your banks will be open is to simply check your branch in advance.
See below to learn more about the status of banks on Easter 2021.
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Banks Closed on Easter 2021
Most or all branch locations for the following banks are closed every Sunday, which means they will also be closed on Easter Sunday:
- Bank of America
- Bank of the West
- BMO Harris Bank
- Capital One
- Citizens Bank
- Comerica Bank
- Fifth Third Bank
- First Citizens Bank
- M&T Bank
- People’s United Bank
- Regions Bank
- Santander Bank
- TD Bank
- Union Bank
- Wells Fargo
It is most likely that your branch will not be open on Easter Sunday. But since some banks do keep Sunday hours during the rest of the year, it is always best to check with your local branch to find out what its hours are. Even though Good Friday is not considered a federal holiday, a few banks do close.
How to Bank on the Easter Holiday
Even if bank branches are not going to be open on Easter, you can still handle a lot of banking tasks that does not require you to be at the bank physically.
Here are your best options for banking on Easter:
- ATMs: ATM offer similar feature and services as if you were physically at a branch. This include deposit cash and checks, check your balances, transfer money and withdraw cash. Depending on your bank, you might even be able to pay bills. For example, if you have a bank credit card, you might be able to make a payment at the ATM.
- Mobile apps: Mobile apps cannot give you cash, but you can complete a lot of other transactions. These actions include deposit checks, pay bills, transfer money, check your balances and send money to other people.
- Online banking: If you are looking for information about your account, then your online banking account is the answer and can help you. You can check balances, transfer money, send money and pay bills on most bank websites.
- Phone call: Most banks provide account information by phone. Just simply give them a call. You might have to navigate an automated menu, but once you do, you can typically check account balances and activity and transfer funds. You might also be able to make bank credit card and loan payments.
Check With Your Bank for Hours
If you do not see you bank listed here then feel free to call or visit your bank to find out its holiday hours. Whenever possible, it is a great idea to plan ahead so you can do your banking before the holiday weekend.
Schedules are subject to change and may vary by branch.