NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) on Tuesday announced that renovation work has been completed on its Freeport branch.
The branch had sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Dorian. “Our newly redesigned branch in Freeport is open for business,” said LaSonya Missick, managing director and head of personal banking, The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands.
“The new branch design is in keeping with our commitment to being the Caribbean’s ‘digitally-enabled relationship bank’. With this transformation, our Freeport branch will provide the same services and solutions our clients value, complemented by the flexibility and convenience of our digital and mobile services.”
The location is a full-service branch while showcasing RBC’s digital and mobile banking options. The newly renovated, modern space features an open floor plan; a discovery zone to provide clients with self-service facilities, and an opportunity to attract, engage and welcome clients; an event area for marketing and promotions; as well as client meeting rooms for client engagement and interactions of a confidential nature.
“Hurricane Dorian brought unprecedented levels of destruction and damage to the Grand Bahama and Abaco communities. This reopening of the renovated Freeport location, along with the construction of the new state-of-the-art branch in Marsh Harbour, reinforces RBC’s continued commitment to our islands. We are reimaging banking in The Bahamas. As our clients’ banking needs and preferences continue to evolve, we are investing to serve our clients today and in the future,” Missick added.
Last month, RBC announced the start of construction on its new branch in Marsh Harbour to serve the clients and communities of the Abacos. The bank expects that project to be fully complete within the first quarter of 2021.