TAMPA, Fla. – Credit unions not wanting to lose members to big banks may have to consider giving their members weekend access. Bank of America, one of the nation’s largest banks, announced that it will be offering Saturday hours at more than 80 South Florida banking centers. Saturday hours of operation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and plans are underway to open 10 additional banking centers on Saturdays by the end of March. The “convenience banking” emphasis is catching on – Bank Atlantic also moved to weekend hours opening even on Sundays. Some credit unions do offer weekend hours, but it certainly hasn’t caught on yet as an industry-wide trend.

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