Banks announce holiday schedule


Banks will offer limited services for the rest of this week and the next as country marks the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but automated teller machines (ATM) and phone banking will remain available.

Besides the regular holidays of December 25 (Christmas Day), December 30 (Rizal Day) and January 1 (New Year’s Day), December 24, December 31 and January 2 have also been declared special non-working holidays.

Banco de Oro (BDO) Unibank said select branches would be open December 24, 26 and 27 and that shortened banking hours would be implemented on Christmas Eve. Regular weekend banking schedules, meanwhile, will be in effect on December 26 and 27.

Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI), meanwhile, advised that all regular branches and kiosks would be closed on December 24 to 25. Operations will resume on December 26 to 30 before closing again from December 31 to January 2, 2016.

Philippine Savings (PS) Bank, for its part, said all branches nationwide would be closed on December 24 to 25 and December 30 to January 1, 2016.

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. reminded clients that with the exception of December 25 and January 1, 2016, select branches will remain open, with limited schedules, on December 26 to 31 and January 2.

United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB), lastly, said it would not have banking operations on December 24 to 25, 30 to 31 and January 1, 2016. Branches will be open on December 28 to 29 and January 4, 2016.


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