TORONTO, March 17, 2020 – In keeping with expert guidance from Canada’s public health authorities, and out of concern for the health and safety of employees and customers, Canada’s six largest banks are taking new coordinated measures to support social distancing to control the spread of COVID-19.

Banks will be working together to temporarily limit operating hours and reduce the number of branches, while maintaining critical services for customers. Special care will be given to branches in rural communities. Banks will communicate these changes to their customers, while many banking services will continue to be available through ABMs, mobile apps, bank websites and telephone banking.

About the Canadian Bankers Association
The Canadian Bankers Association is the voice of more than 60 domestic and foreign banks that help drive Canada’s economic growth and prosperity. The CBA advocates for public policies that contribute to a sound, thriving banking system to ensure Canadians can succeed in their financial goals. www.cba.ca.

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