Standard Chartered Bank, Kenya is expected to shut down eight branches as Coronanavirus cases increases in the country. The move is due to a reduction in business activities as well which has really affected a number of businesses in the country.
The Bank has already served a notice to its customers informing them about the closure of the following branches; Koinange Street, Harambee Avenue, T-Mall, Two Rivers, Garden City, UpperHill, JKIA, and Maritime will be shut for three months effective 1st May 2020.
The lender said that the closure of branches is aimed at containing the rapid spread of COVID-19.
“As we play our part in minimizing the spread of the Covid-19, effective 1st May, we will temporarily close these branches for three months,” Standard Chartered Bank said in a statement.
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Customers have been advised to seek services in other branches like Moi Avenue, Kenyatta Avenue, TRM, Muthaiga, Yaya Centre, Galleria Mall, Industrial Area – Sameer Park and Treasury Square.
“Be assured that there will be no interruption to your banking as we have branches within proximity as well as our robust online and mobile platforms allowing you 24/7 banking anytime, anywhere,” the statement read.
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Staff who have been affected will be deployed in other branches which will still be operating
StanChart becomes the second bank to close branches after NCBA closed the 1st of April this year, shutting eight branches among them; Galleria, Changamwe, Junction Mall, Eldoret, Thika Road Mall, Meru, Hilton, and Machakos.