Several banks to shorten business hours amid stricter quarantine


Posted at Aug 05 2021 03:38 PM | Updated as of Aug 09 2021 12:36 PM

MANILA - Some banks have announced shorter business hours as the government implements stricter quarantine protocols in several areas across the country to stop the spread of COVID-19.

BDO Unibank announced that all of its branches will stay open until 3 p.m. starting Aug. 6 until Aug. 20. 

It also advised clients that branch operating hours may be affected by LGU guidelines.

China Bank meanwhile said its branches under ECQ will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Branches under MECQ will be open until 3 p.m. while other branches under GCQ and MGCQ are open until 3:30 p.m.

Bank of the Philippine Islands said select BPI and BPI Family Savings Bank branches nationwide will have shortened business hours, particularly in Metro Manila, Gingoog City, Iloilo City, Iloilo Province, and Cagayan de Oro City starting Aug. 4. 

“All branches will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. while Iloilo branches will be open from 9 a.m. to 1p.m,” BPI said in a statement posted on its website. 

The bank advised clients to check out its list of open branches on its website.

Metrobank said it will also have shortened banking hours. It said that all of its branches will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. 

Some Metrobank branches meanwhile will be open only up to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. The bank advised clients to check its website for the list of open branches and their adjusted business hours.

“Local community measures may cause branch banking hours and cut-off times to be adjusted without prior notice. Please check the announcements of your local government units or call your branch to confirm if needed,” Metrobank posted on its Facebook page. 

PSBank on Monday said all branches nationwide will have shortened banking hours from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Aug. 6 to 20 "in support of the government's initiatives to prevent the further transmission of COVID-19."

Clearing cut-off of check for deposits will be at 2 p.m., PSBank said.

Other banks meanwhile have yet to post their schedules for areas under ECQ. 

The banks that have shortened their business hours advise clients to use their respective electronic channels for transactions.

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