As of 2015, some banks are open on Saturday afternoons. These include Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase, and TD Bank. But not all bank branches are open on Saturday afternoons. Bankers can check the hours of their local branch by going to the bank’s website and using the “store locator” tool.
Some local credit unions, like the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, are also open on Saturdays, though not all of them are open in the afternoon. Most banks that are open on Saturday only stay open until 2:00 or 3:00 p.m.
Banks usually work like other financial institutions rather than like stores, so they have regular business hours and close on holidays. Many banks don’t open on Saturdays and Sundays because it would cost too much to do so. This is especially true now that there are so many ATMs and online banking services.
Banks that are open on the weekends do so not to make money, but to stand out from other businesses. For example, TD Bank’s ads often talk about how its hours are longer on the weekends and during the week. TD Bank is also open on many holidays, like Martin Luther King Day and Columbus Day, when other banks are closed.