The country’s major banks BDO, BPI, PSB, and Metrobank assured the public that they will be operational during Christmas holidays.Accordingly, they have set holiday schedules to accommodate bank clients who may want to transact with their respective branches.
Banco De Oro (BDO)
The management of Banco de Oro Unibank (BDO) said selected branches will open during the holidays to continuously serve the banking needs of clients.
Banking schedules from Dec. 24, 2014 to Jan. 2, 2015 will be as follows:
Dec. 24, 26, 30 and 31 – Shortened hours for selected branches
Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2015 – All branches are closed
Dec. 27 and 28 – Regular banking day for weekend banking branches
Dec. 29 – Regular banking day for ALL branches
Jan. 2, 2015 – Shortened hours for selected branches
Jan. 3 – 4, 2015 - Regular banking day for weekend banking branches
BDO’s ATM network, meanwhile, is ready to handle transactions of clients during this period.
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Some 150 branches of the BPI network be open to on December 24 (half day), December 30 (whole day), and January 3, 2015 (whole day).
Mall branches and kiosks with Saturday and/or Sunday operations will also be open during the holiday weekends.
In a statement, the bank said transactions that may be processed on these days are deposits, withdrawals, bills payments, buying and selling of foreign exchange, purchase of manager’s checks and account openings.
Remittances from abroad will undergo same-day processing as usual, except on December 25, 2014 and January 1, 2015.
BPI and BPI Family clients are also advised to transact using the banks’ ATM, internet, mobile and phone banking channels during the holidays.
Philippine Savings Bank (PS Bank)
In a statement, the bank said its 588 ATMs all over the country "will remain accessible and operational during the Christmas, New Year, and national holidays on December 24 to 26, and December 30, 2014 to January 1, 2015.
Selected Metrobank branches nationwide will be open to serve the banking public on all Saturdays of December; on Dec. 9, 23 and 30 (Sundays); and on Dec. 24, 30 and 31, all declared public holidays.
Metrobank said they continue to conduct system and hardware checks to ensure that all of its 1,200 automated teller machines nationwide are loaded with sufficient cash to meet the requirements of its customers over the long weekend.
All 531 PSBank ATMs, on the other hand, would also be ready to serve the public during the busy Christmas season.
Source :Manila Bulletin / Interaksyon / Bank's Website