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First Bank, Fidelity Bank, others declare early closure of branches today



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First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Fidelity Bank and other financial institutions have declared early closure of their branches today, Thursday, December 31. gathered that the banks, in different notices sent to customers, said their digital channels would remain effective to meet the financial needs of customers.

Fidelity Bank, in a message sent to customers via email, stated that its branches would be closed today by 2 pm.

The message read: “Please be informed that our branches will close at 2 pm on Thursday, December 31, 2020, ahead of the New Year holiday.

“For your convenience, our digital channels will be available 24/7 as always. On behalf of the board, management, and staff, we thank you for your continued patronage and support. Have a happy and prosperous New Year.”

In the same vein, First Bank noted that its branches would be closed to customers from 12 noon after opening by 8 am today.

The bank explained further that after closing for business early on Thursday, it would reopen its doors to customers on the first working day of next year.

According to the financial institution, “As we close the financial year 2020, please be informed that all our office locations will be open from 8:00am to 12:00pm on Thursday, December 31, 2020. Banking operations will resume on Monday, January 4, 2021.

“Kindly accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience that may arise. Please be assured that you can still bank with us through our alternative channels.”

On its part, Access Bank Plc said that it would close for business early on Thursday and resume physical banking operations next month.

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It stated: “Please be informed that our branches will close at 2pm on Thursday, December 31, to reopen for business at 8am, Monday, January 4, 2021.

“Remember, you can continue to carry out your transactions conveniently 24/7 on any of our channels,” the financial institution disclosed in a mail to its customers.”

It was also learnt that Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) and others are also closing early today. They have urged their customers to use their respective digital channels for their financial transactions.


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