Some important news related to banking here in the city of Granby, CT has been released. The East Granby branch of the Northwest Community Bank will soon be consolidating all of their operations with the Granby branch. The consolidation will occur on the 1st of April, 2016.
The East Granby branch is scheduled to close and cease offering services on the 31st of March, 2016 so residents still have a couple months to make preparations for the change. The Granby branch is located less than 4 miles from the current East Granby branch so bank officials expect a smooth transition for their customers. Also, the branch staff currently operating out of East Granby will be moved to the Granby branch.
The decision to consolidate the branches was in large part because of the move towards electronic banking. Most individuals perform the majority of their banking needs directly from their home or on their smart phone. The bank is hopeful to offer a more convenient means of banking than individuals needing to come to a banking center and wait in line in a lobby.
For those who are not familiar with Northwest Community Bank; they have branches in Torrington, Granby, New Hartford and Avon. They are a state-chartered bank that is mutually owned with their main headquarters located in the city of Winsted, Connecticut. Bank officials want to make the transition as smooth as possible for their customers and request that you contact them with any concerns or questions.
The closing down of the East Granby branch is not a sign of shrinking community but rather of the efficiency created through online banking and technological advancement. Northwest Community Bank is working to create a seamless, intuitive and versatile banking platform for all of its customers through their online portal. It is the hope that even with the consolidation of banking locations they will still be able to better serve their customers in the future.