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#1485623 - 12/26/10 07:33 PM Can a Bank be closed for more than 3 days?
GoPirates Offline
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Is it really true that a bank cannot be closed for more than 3 days? I've heard it for years, but have never seen it in a regulation. Can someone point me to a regulation or law that states the number of days a bank may be closed. Interested particularly due to inclement weather around a weekend or holiday.

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#1485627 - 12/27/10 08:28 AM Re: Can a Bank be closed for more than 3 days? [Re: GoPirates]
rlcarey Offline
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There is no such specific law. The closure of banks on normal business days would be governed under the OCC regulations for National Banks or State law for State banks.
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#1485803 - 12/27/10 02:12 PM Re: Can a Bank be closed for more than 3 days? [Re: rlcarey]
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Some states used to have these Depression-era laws, but they've probably been repealed over the years.
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#1486098 - 12/28/10 10:49 AM Re: Can a Bank be closed for more than 3 days? [Re: GoPirates]
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Appropriately enough, this issue is discussed on Snopes. (Some commenters note they will ask their banker. Good luck with that.)

It may have been true some time after the depression, but I doubt that it has a basis in fact now.
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#1486109 - 12/28/10 10:57 AM Re: Can a Bank be closed for more than 3 days? [Re: Ken_Pegasus]
rlcarey Offline
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Typically, if the bank has established a day as a normal business day, they would need permission from the OCC or State Banking agency to close on a non-holiday.
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#1487354 - 12/30/10 10:36 AM Re: Can a Bank be closed for more than 3 days? [Re: rlcarey]
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There is still at least 1 bank in a southern state that I'm aware of that is closed on a weekday as they open on a Saturday. Very strange in this day and age...
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#1487780 - 12/30/10 06:24 PM Re: Can a Bank be closed for more than 3 days? [Re: HappyGilmore]
sewanee, CRCM Online
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I know of a lot of banks in rural areas surronding our city that still close on Wednesday afternoon and are open on Saturday morning.
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#1487785 - 12/30/10 07:10 PM Re: Can a Bank be closed for more than 3 days? [Re: sewanee, CRCM]
Always In Training Offline
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I know of a bank that is open Tuesday through Saturday in my surrounding area. (10 am until 2pm.) And they don't answer the phone after the doors close.

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