NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Royal Bank of Canada said yesterday it was assessing options for an interim presence due to the damage sustained by its Marsh Harbour branch in Hurricane Dorian.
LaSonya Missick, Managing Director for RBC in The Bahamas, told Eyewitness News Online the branch had been “heavily damaged”.
“Right now, our teams are currently working with colleagues across the RBC enterprise to determine what options are available for setting up an interim presence while we work on rebuilding the branch,” Missick said.
“Those discussions are ongoing and we cannot offer a firm timeline at this point.”
Missick underscored personal banking and business banking clients who have access to internet services can make use of our digital platforms to perform most day-to-day banking transactions.
“They can also call our Advice Centre in Nassau to speak directly with an RBC representative,” Missick continued.
“Business and corporate clients on Abaco can also reach out to their RBC Relationship Managers to discuss which options might be available while we work on re-establishing a physical presence. We remain committed to our clients and our communities across the Abacos and we are working diligently to restore banking services to the islands.”
The return of commercial banking activity to hurricane-ravaged Abaco is seen as an integral step towards restoring commerce and economic activity on the island.