TD Canada Trust announces select branches in Alberta will now be open on Sundays

Seven-in-ten Albertans find it hard to get errands done during the week and 45% are busier now than they were five years ago

CALGARY, 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 29 of its branches in Alberta on Sundays, 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 71% of Albertans find it hard to get errands done Monday to Friday. Four-in-ten (44%) run errands on weekends, so providing banking services to customers when it suits them is essential. Additionally, 45% of Albertans say they are busier than they were five years ago; 43% are juggling more family responsibilities and 28% are working longer hours.

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

"Although we continue to see online and mobile banking channels grow, what we hear is Albertans still need and want face-to-face advice and support in their day-to-day banking," said Monique Bateman, Senior Vice President, Prairie Region, TD Canada Trust.  "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 our Alberta customers seven days a week."

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

  1. Signing a mortgage
  2. Setting up a loan
  3. Getting financial advice
  4. Renewing a mortgage
  5. Getting preapproved for a mortgage and opening a RRSP/TFSA

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

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

CALGARY

Scarcee & Stoney Trail
11410 Sarcee Trail NW
T3R 0A1

Country Hills Town Centre
152-450 Country Hills Blvd NE
T3K 5A5

Market Mall
4880 32 Ave NW
T3A 4N7

Chinook Centre
119-6455 Macleod Trail SW
T2H 0K3

Signal Hill
5680 Signal Hill Centre SW
T3H 3P8

Crowfoot Towne Centre
260 Crowfoot Cr NW
T3G 3N5

Sunbridge Business Park
2045 34th St NE
T1Y 6Z2

Calgary Chinatown
305 Centre St. SW
T2G 2B9

43rd St & Memorial Dr
4415 Memorial Dr SE
T2A 6A4

Beddington Blvd & Centre St
8118 Beddington Blvd NW
T3K 2R6

London Towne Square
3545 32nd Ave NE
T1Y 6M6

Castleridge
77 Castleridge Blvd NE Unit 109
T3J 3J8

Douglasdale
#20-4307 130th Ave SE
T2Z 3V8

Shawville
69 Shawville Blvd SE
T2Y 3P3

Willow Park Village
10816 Macleod Trail SE
T2J 5N8

EDMONTON

Millbourne Mall
133 Millbourne Shopping Centre 38th Ave
T6K 3L6

Capilano Mall
5004 98th Ave NW
T6A 0A1

Whitemud Business Centre
630-3803 Trail NW
T6J 5M8

Market Place Callingwood
6655 178th St. NW
T5T 4J5

Whitemud & Guardian
2460 Guardian Rd NW
T5T 1K8

Namao Centre
16535 97th St. NW
T5X 6A9

Riocan Meadows
4024 17th St. NW
T6T 0C1

Hewes Way
2505 Hewes Way
T6L 6W6

93rd St Northwoods
13711 93 St NW
T5E 5V6

Edmonton Century Park
2325 111 St NW
T6J 5E5

127 St & 142nd Ave
12645-142nd Ave
T5X 5Y8

LETHBRIDGE

South Lethbridge
2033 Mayor Magrath Dr S
T1K 2S2

RED DEER

Village Shopping Centre
6320 50th Ave
T4N 4C6

SHERWOOD PARK

Ordze & Wye
139 Ordze Ave
T8B 1M6

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, including 109 Albertans, 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 Bank Group

For further information:

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

Jacqueline Burns
TD Bank Group
403-294-3328
jacqueline.burns@td.com


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