Sundays have changed - More than 300 TD Canada Trust branches now open on Sundays

More than 60% of Canadians find it hard to get errands done during the week and more than 40% are busier now than they were five years ago

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TORONTO, Feb. 7 /CNW/ - Pick up the groceries. Shop for appliances.  Renew your mortgage.  Sundays have changed. 

Responding to its customers' evolving needs, TD Canada Trust is changing the landscape of retail banking by opening over 300 of its branches on Sundays in 90 communities across Canada, starting February 13, 2011. Sunday banking is the latest initiative in the bank's long history of being at the forefront of customer service, with the first full-service ATM, Saturday banking and now Sunday banking.

"We're proud to be the only bank in Canada open on Sunday in hundreds of locations. It's important to us to offer the most convenience and the best service to customers," said Kerry Peacock, Executive Vice President, Branch Banking, TD Canada Trust. "For years we've been open 50% longer than our competitors. It's been great for our customers, who love the option of banking when it's convenient for them, which is why we're moving to Sunday hours as well. Being open Sundays is about working around people's lives."

TD Canada Trust research shows that 62% of Canadians find it hard to get errands done Monday to Friday. Four-in-ten (43%) run errands on weekends, so providing banking services to customers when it suits them is essential. Additionally, 42% of Canadians say they are busier than they were five years ago and 35% are juggling more work and family responsibilities.

"We talk to our customers every day and see first hand how busy their lives are," she added. We hope that opening hundreds of our branches on Sundays will give them a little more breathing room."

"Although online and mobile banking are on the rise, Canadians still need and want face-to-face advice and support in their day-to-day banking," said Peacock. "They want a relationship with their bank that helps them understand how to manage their money and their credit, how to run their business, how to buy a home, and how to plan for the future. We're very pleased to be able to offer that to customers seven days a week."

The top five banking-related activities that Canadians would prefer to do in a branch instead of online or by phone are:

  1. Signing a mortgage
  2. Getting financial advice
  3. Setting up a loan
  4. Renewing a mortgage
  5. Buying investment products

All these services will be available to TD Canada Trust customers on Sundays.

TD Canada Trust will open certain branches on Sundays in the following cities:

BRITISH COLUMBIA
ABBOTSFORD
BURNABY
COQUITLAM
DELTA
KAMLOOPS
KELOWNA
LANGLEY
MAPLE RIDGE
MISSION
NANAIMO
NEW WESTMINSTER
NORTH VANCOUVER
PENTICTON
PORT COQUITLAM
PRINCE GEORGE
RICHMOND
SAANICH
SARDIS
SURREY
VANCOUVER
VERNON
VICTORIA
WEST VANCOUVER
WHISTLER
WHITE ROCK

ALBERTA
CALGARY
EDMONTON
LETHBRIDGE
RED DEER
SHERWOOD PARK

SASKATCHEWAN
REGINA
SASKATOON

MANITOBA
WINNIPEG


ONTARIO
AJAX
BARRIE
BRAMPTON
BRANTFORD
BURLINGTON
CAMBRIDGE
CHATHAM
CORNWALL
GEORGETOWN
GUELPH
HAMILTON
KINGSTON
KITCHENER
LONDON
MAPLE
MARKHAM
MILTON
MISSISSAUGA
NEWMARKET
NIAGARA FALLS
NORTH BAY
OAKVILLE
ORILLIA
OSHAWA
OTTAWA
PETERBOROUGH
PICKERING
RICHMOND HILL
SARNIA
SAULT STE. MARIE
ST. CATHARINES
STONEY CREEK
SUDBURY
THORNHILL                                                  
THUNDER BAY
TORONTO
VAUGHAN
WATERDOWN
WATERLOO
WHITBY
WINDSOR
WOODBRIDGE

QUÉBEC
BLAINVILLE
BROSSARD
GATINEAU
LAVAL
MONTRÉAL
SAINT-ROMUALD
SHERBROOKE
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU
SAINTE-FOY                                             
VAUDREUIL-DORION

NOVA SCOTIA
BEDFORD
DARTMOUTH                                          
HALIFAX

P.E.I.
CHARLOTTETOWN

NEWFOUNDLAND
MOUNT PEARL
ST. JOHN'S

To find the location closest to you, please consult the branch locator: www.tdcanadatrust.com/locator

Click here to watch a video about seven day banking.

About the TD Canada Trust Sunday Banking Research

From January 25 to 26, 2011, Angus Reid Public Opinion conducted an online survey among 1,013 randomly selected Canadian adults who are Angus Reid Forum panellists. The results have been statistically weighted according to the most current education, age, gender and region Census data to ensure a sample representative of the entire adult population of Canada.

About TD Canada Trust

TD Canada Trust offers personal and business banking to more than 11.5 million customers. We provide a wide range of products and services from chequing and savings accounts, to credit cards, mortgages and business banking, to credit protection and travel medical insurance, as well as advice on managing everyday finances. TD Canada Trust makes banking comfortable with award-winning service and convenience through 24/7 mobile, internet, telephone and ATM banking, as well as in over 1,100 branches - most open 8 'til late and many now open Sunday. For more information, please visit: www.tdcanadatrust.com. TD Canada Trust is the Canadian retail bank of TD Bank Group, the sixth largest bank in North America.

SOURCE TD Canada Trust

For further information:

For more information, please contact:

Carolyn Abbass
Paradigm Public Relations
416-203-2223 ext. 221
cabbass@paradigmpr.ca

Barbara Timmins
Corporate and Public Affairs
TD Bank Group
416-307-6498
barbara.timmins@td.com


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