One of the top financial institutions in the country has extended its banking hours, beginning today, Tuesday 5th December.
The temporary change to the banking hours will facilitate customers who need to change their old $100 bills to the new polymer note.
Since Central Bank made the announcement yesterday that the old bills will be of no use from December 31st, citizens have been heading to the banks in hopes of exchanging their old bills. Sources have noticed the long lines at various banks which began as early as yesterday morning, and are expected to continue throughout the two-week period granted by Government to exchange the old bills.
As a result, Republic Bank has implemented the following changes to its banking hours:
Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (no closure during the day).
Hours remain the same: Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Select branches will open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (for the remainder of December 2019):
North: Ellerslie, West Mall, Long Circular Mall, Glencoe, Diego Martin.
South/Central: South Park, Gulf City, Princes Town, Point Fortin, Centre City, Couva.
East: Arima, Valpark, Grand Bazaar, Trincity.
All branches (Mall and Non-mall) will open all day on Christmas Eve (December 24, 2019) and on New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2019):
Mall hours – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Non-Mall hours – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.