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Banks run special hours for Columbus Day holiday

Puerto Rico banks are running special hours today.

Puerto Rico banks are running special hours today.

While it will be business-as-usual for the government and most private sector businesses, Puerto Rico banks will offer special hours today in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. Following are the schedules for the major banks.

Banco Popular, Popular Mortgage, Popular Auto
Banking services will be available at more than 20 branches islandwide.

Branches in San Germán, Plaza del Oeste, Guayama Mall and Vega Alta will open from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Meanwhile, branches at the Aguadilla Mall, Barceloneta Outlets, Galería Paseos, Humacao Palma Real, Isabela Mall, Mayagüez Mall Centro, Parque Escorial, Plaza del Caribe, Xtra Plaza Fajardo and Yauco Plaza will open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bank offices at Walmart stores in Caguas, Cayey, Manatí, Stop 18 in Santurce, Ponce and Toa Baja will serve the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Branches at Plaza Centro Sur and Las Catalinas will open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., while branches inside the Canóvanas Outlet, Las Catalinas, Montehiedra, Plaza Carolina, Plaza del Sol, Plaza Las Américas and San Patricio mall will offer services from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Popular Auto’s daily rental service will be open until noon today, with the exception of the Carolina office, which will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Banco Santander
Banco Santander Puerto Rico and its Mortgage Banking division will offer services from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 10 branches — Plaza Las Américas in Hato Rey, Plaza Carolina, Mayagüez Mall, Plaza del Caribe in Ponce, Aguadilla, Plaza del Sol in Bayamón, Parque Escorial in Carolina, Caguas Sur, Yauco Plaza and Arecibo.

Island Finance and Santander Financial will open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon today.

The bank’s main offices and Santander Insurance Agency will remain closed, while Santander Securities and Santander Asset Management will operate during regular hours.

Doral Bank
All bank branches will remain closed today, the bank informed. Transactions may be conducted via ATMs, over the phone and online at www.doralbank.com.

FirstBank will open 10 branches today, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mall locations Plaza Las Américas, Plaza Carolina, Las Catalinas, Ponce Centro del Sur, Mayagüez Mall, Manatí, Fajardo, Plaza Río Hondo, Yauco and Guaynabo.

FirstMortgage and FirstBank Insurance will not offer services today.

Oriental Bank
All branches, customer service centers and company headquarters will remain closed today. However, Oriental Auto will operate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to process applications for car loans. Oriental Direct will be available from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. to offer customer service and process personal loan applications.

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Business reporter with 29 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.

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