Hμ rolls out first ‘bank on wheels’

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - CYPRUS -

Hel­lenic Bank pre­sented its first mo­bile bank­ing bus on Fri­day which was in­tro­duced for its cus­tomers and ex Co-op clients in ru­ral ar­eas where there are no branches to serve them.

Hel­lenic an­nounced in Septem­ber that it would set in mo­tion a num­ber of ‘banks on wheels’ which are to pro­vide bank­ing ser­vices to in­hab­i­tants of ru­ral vil­lages left with­out a branch fol­low­ing the clo­sure of some 44 branches in Septem­ber af­ter the Co-op takeover.

The spe­cially mod­i­fied trucks are in a po­si­tion to of­fer both Hel­lenic Bank and ex Co-op cus­tomers al­most all ser­vices pro­vided by a con­ven­tional bank­ing branch.

The ‘bank on wheels’ are de­signed on Euro­pean safety stan­dards and are equipped with ATMs, cash reg­is­ters, seat­ing ar­eas, air con­di­tion­ing, and lifts to fa­cil­i­tate ac­cess for el­derly and dis­abled peo­ple.

The first Mo­bile Bank to strengthen Hel­lenic’s ex­ist­ing branch net­work will start on Mon­day, Novem­ber 12 and will cover 12 ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties: Kofi­nou, Ayios Theodoros, Chi­roki­tia, Kalo Cho­rio, Vrysoules, Fre­naros, Xy­lo­tym­bou, Dasaki, Liopetri, Xylofagou, Parekklisia and Yer­ma­soyia.

Fol­low­ing the com­ple­tion of the lat­est nec­es­sary pro­cesses, the Bank is ex­pected to launch a sec­ond mo­bile bank in early De­cem­ber.

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