I can't speak for Atlanta, but here in Nashville
FTN has several instore locations that are open on
Saturdays and most holidays. NBC has also built nearly
their entire bank on instore locations with similar
hours. I think that several banks are "catching on".
Awareness of the locations (and that a lot are full
service) is the problem.
Thanks to you and the others with civil replies
and an awareness of the benefits of being courteous.
Even anonymously, those who speak for STI do indeed
represent the company to many people -- potentially
customers and shareholders -- who check these message
boards. My question about minor holidays, naive or not,
was at least an expression of what a great many
people have often wondered. And fortunately, some of us
have managed to make a great deal of money in STI
stock despite an inadequate knowledge of the ways and
means of the Federal Reserve system. See you at Motley
Ok here is a big surprise to everyone. ST has
over 45 locations open in the metro Atlanta area on
evry holiday except Christmas and Thanksgiving! These
are the only 2 days that Publix is closed. So to
answer your question.....when are the other banks going
to catch on?
Why is it that Citibank can take a credit card
payment over the phone from a Wachovia account and
charges $0 for the convenience.
On the other hand, STI
charges $12 for this service (assumedly from even their
own accounts). Also, their credit card services line
is not open 24 hours. This is a TOP TEN bank, hello?
Bravo...finally someone who is willing to provide
an intelligent answer to a simple question. Thanks
for responding so nicely to "mabob"
shame that this board is not a forum for informed,
serious watchers of SunTrust. Many of those who post, if
they had any financial interest in the company would
recognize the damage they do to their own pocketbooks by
their bitter, scarcastic, rude and irresponsible
If the banks were to open on a Holiday that they
have previously honored,do you think it would be
profitable for them to open and pay ovetime? I realy don't
think.........I believe STI tried saturdays years ago and that
You asked a very good question and took a lot of
abuse, which is typical of this Yahoo board. Next time
for serious questions seeking valid answers use the
Motley Fool site where the people are more considerate
and better informed. As an aside, the Atlanta Fed in
bygone years stayed open on minor holidays so that banks
in their district could service customers. Pressure
from the federal government stopped this practice so
the banks could no longer clear checks or trade funds
and are now forced to close. The next day transaction
date at the grocery store, while a convenience, is
costly and cumbersome.