The Easter weekend is around the corner and if you have got a wire from your loved ones along with other goodies then you may want to know if the banks are open on Easter Monday.
As all citizens will be enjoying Easter eve, your favorite grocery store, restaurant, and other shops will most likely tweak their opening and closing times.
How about banks in the US and UK? Well, do not worry we are here to address your concern in our article today.
Are US banks open on Easter Monday?
Easter Monday falls on the 18th of April this year 2022. Easter Monday is not a federally recognized holiday in the US which implies banks are not required to close this day legally.
While most of the major US banks will be open for business on Easter Monday there is a possibility of a change in business hours because of staffing issues at the bank.
However, smaller community and regional banks might be closed or working for a few hours in the day. Please do check with your respective community bank or credit union before you visit the bank.
Below is the list of banks that are open on Easter Monday and this includes big financial institutions like JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo & Co.
- 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
None of the US states consider Easter Monday as a state holiday. However, North Dakota celebrates the festival informally along with other cities in New York, Michigan, and Indiana.
UK Banks’ business hours on Easter Monday
Easter Monday is an official bank holiday in the United Kingdom which implies that almost all major banks will remain closed on this day. Banks will be reopening as normal on the next business day i.e. 19th April, Tuesday.
Major UK-based banks like Barclays, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, and TSB will be closed on Easter Monday.
However, Metro bank will be the only bank to function on Easter Monday from 11 am to 5 pm UK time.
Needless to say, ATM machines will be available on Easter Monday.
Are retail outlets open for business?
Yes, all major retail outlets will be open not only in the US but also in the UK. There is a possibility of a slight change in their business hours on the eve of Easter.
For example, the majority of the Morrisons stores will be open for business from 7 am to 8 pm, with a couple of stores open until 10 pm local time. Aldi is open from 8 AM to 8 PM while Sainsbury’s Local will be open from 7 AM to 11 PM.
Is the stock market open on Easter Monday?
Yes, all major stock exchanges in the US like the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and Cboe are open on Easter Monday as U.S. stock markets don’t comply with the Federal Reserve’s holiday schedule.
However, in the UK it is a trading holiday for the London Stock Exchange.
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