RBC branch to be closed in August. (John Halley photo)
SIMPSON BAY–Residents and businesses in Simpson Bay and surrounding areas will soon no longer have access to the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Airport Boulevard location. This branch closes its doors on August 16.
This Simpson Bay branch will be consolidated with the bank’s flagship branch in Philipsburg. Staff were informed about the branch closure on May 14.
“Minimal employee disruption is anticipated by the bank with this consolidation,” Curaçao-based RBC Senior Manager for Corporate Communications Hanneke Stomp-Harmsen told The Daily Herald on Friday.
RBC will work with each individual employee to help determine what the best path forward might be, while recognising that this type of change can be difficult, said Stomp-Harmsen. “We always look to see if affected employees would be suited for other roles within the organisation or if there are any open roles that they might be qualified for. We work with all employees to make sure they have the information they need to make informed decisions about their futures.”
The branch is being closed because clients are managing their banking needs differently and their needs and expectations are continuing to evolve.
“We decided to consolidate Simpson Bay branch following an evaluation of the changing needs and behaviour of our clients in the communities they serve. We are adjusting our bank footprint today, to ensure our business remains competitive, profitable and sustainable now and in the future,” said Stomp-Harmsen.
Clients will continue to have access to the local branch in Philipsburg for their more complex financial needs, along with access to several ATMs and the bank’s mobile and digital platforms for their everyday banking needs.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/87607-rbc-simpson-bay-branch-to-close-as-of-august-16