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Old 01-12-2008, 12:06 PM   #1
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Sunday banking coming to Edmonton
By Bill MahDecember 1, 2008 12:01 PM

EDMONTON — Forget Sunday shopping. Now Sunday banking is coming to Edmonton.

CIBC announced today that two of its five new branches scheduled to open in Edmonton in 2009 will open Sundays. The bank calls full-service Sunday banking hours a first for the city.

“Since we introduced Sunday hours last December in other urban communities, our clients have told us they really enjoy the convenience of being able to bank and get financial advice seven days a week,” said Wendy Slavin, senior western Canadian vice-president of retail markets.

CIBC will operate Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. at its Namao branch, at 97th Street and 162nd Avenue, when it opens next spring.

The Anthony Henday and Terwillegar location will also offer Sunday hours when it opens in the fall of 2009.

“Offering Sunday banking hours at these two new branches will give our Edmonton clients even greater flexibility, access and choice so they can bank when their schedule allows.”

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Old 01-12-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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I guess it was inevitable.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:30 PM   #3
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:53 PM   #4
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About time. Banking service is a modern-day oxymoron
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:56 PM   #5
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Thank you. I was amazed at how backwards Edmonton was on Sunday shopping when I first came here... let it continue, there are plenty of people who could do with the the extra work despite the labour crunch.
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:58 PM   #6
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My bank is open from 8am to 8 pm Monday to Friday, and 10-6pm on Saturdays... Perfect for all my needs, and has been doing so for a very very long time. Its about time some other banks starting offering something out of normal banking hours of 9-5... Hopefully this trend catches on for more then 2 branches of the CIBC. Most TD/Canada Trust banks offer the hours I've mentioned.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:10 PM   #7
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Considering Sunday is the second-busiest shopping day of the week now, it is about time banks moved into the 21st century. It wasn't all that long ago that hours were 10 to 3, with some banks remaining open Thursdays or Fridays until 5 or 6.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:13 PM   #8
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Now...if we can find someway to get that damn Capital One [ featuring the devil] credit card spot off off the air. Then we're REALLY getting somewhere.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:21 PM   #9
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This got me thinking … I can't remember the last time I was actually in a bank requiring face to face service … I do all my banking online or at the ATM. The mortgage came from a mortgage broker. I don't think Sunday banking really means much when most services are already available 24-7.
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:50 PM   #10
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This got me thinking … I can't remember the last time I was actually in a bank requiring face to face service … I do all my banking online or at the ATM. The mortgage came from a mortgage broker. I don't think Sunday banking really means much when most services are already available 24-7.
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:45 PM   #11
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It's about time, I remember one time when I wanted to buy a car on Sunday and couldn't get any money because the banks were closed. I called my bank that day and they told me branches were open in Calgary and Airdrie, that made me seething mad, and I made sure my bank knew that.

I hope the other banks follow CIBC's lead.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:12 PM   #12
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This got me thinking … I can't remember the last time I was actually in a bank requiring face to face service … I do all my banking online or at the ATM. The mortgage came from a mortgage broker. I don't think Sunday banking really means much when most services are already available 24-7.
Word. The only time I need face-to-face banking is if I need a loan or a line of credit extension.
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Old 01-12-2008, 10:28 PM   #13
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I have to go in to a branch if I need to withdraw more than my daily limit in cash. The ATM's stop at $500 for me. i also head to branches for money orders and currency exchange.

But yes, most of it can be done online.

BMO is still very backwards with their hours. I believe there's only one or two branches open on SATURDAYS in the city.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:35 AM   #14
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I'm guessing the employees aren't to happy about it. I don't believe we need to be a 24/7 society, there has to be some down time...but I'm sure I'm in the minority, especially in this forum.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:29 AM   #15
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I personally don't see the need. As others have already said, with online banking and ATMs, I only need to go to the bank for personal service a couple times a year. But I can see why some people would appreciate it, especially if they work full time during the week and banking at lunch isn't a viable option.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:24 AM   #16
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I think it is a very good idea, my bank (Scotiabank) has horrible hours. Open from 10 am to 4 pm (Mon-Thurs.) and 10 am to 6 pm on Friday whilst it is closed on Sat-Sun. How many people start work before 10 am and get off after 4 pm? This makes most people unavailable to get to the bank as they are at work.

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I'm guessing the employees aren't to happy about it.
Why? Lots of people would like to work Sunday either as an extra job, or full time with a couple of days off during the week instead. This gives more choice - which is always a good thing.
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I'm guessing the employees aren't to happy about it.
Why? Lots of people would like to work Sunday either as an extra job, or full time with a couple of days off during the week instead. This gives more choice - which is always a good thing.
Ditto. And the extra shift might require additional employees. That's not a bad thing when the economy is on shaky grounds.
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I'm guessing the employees aren't to happy about it.
Why? Lots of people would like to work Sunday either as an extra job, or full time with a couple of days off during the week instead. This gives more choice - which is always a good thing.

I used to work 5 days a week, plus every 2nd Saturday. It sucked not having full weekends off, even if I was being paid for it.

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Old 02-12-2008, 01:46 PM   #20
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Finally! It's about time they open banks on Sunday!
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