NCB relocates Negril branch to better serve customersThursday, April 11, 2019
NEGRIL, Westmoreland — National Commercial Bank (NCB) recently relocated its Negril branch to the Boardwalk Shopping Village along the Norman Manley Boulevard, in an effort to better serve its growing number of customers.
The decision to undertake the construction of a new facility under its transformation programme, has cost the financial conglomerate millions of dollars.
However, senior general manager for NCB's Retail Banking Division, Brian Boothe, is encouraged that it is money wisely spent.
“We offer a full suite of banking products at the Negril branch and with our in-branch digital platform, new accounts can be opened in under 10 minutes. Customers will have 24-hour access to three automated banking machines, one of which facilitates withdrawals in US currency for both locals and visitors,” said Boothe, adding that “a drive- thru will be constructed shortly”.
Boothe also stated that NCB is now in the process of launching their new Pay Advance Plus loan product, aimed at offering a short-term loan facility until customers' next pay cycle. This, he said, is being offered at an attractive interest rate, even lower than other loan products.
For several years, the NCB Negril branch operated from the Sunshine Shopping Village along the Westend main road.
Now, Boothe is pleased with its new location.
“We think the location fits in quite nicely with the environmental characteristics of Negril and we are pleased that the developer took that into consideration,” he argued.
In the meantime, Boardwalk Village developer, Richard Wallace, said he was pleased with the partnership between his company and NCB.
“I can't explain how thrilled I am now that NCB has opened. This is a huge upgrade for Negril – a community that is deserving of a development as this. It is a major investment that they have undertaken, which demonstrates that they do care about their customers in Negril,” said Wallace.