In a notice published in the local dailies, Standard Chartered Bank stated that they will temporarily close down eight of its branches effective Friday 1st May 2020 in a move aimed at helping the government curb the spread of Coronavirus. The Tier 1 lender said the eight branches will be closed for three months and staff working in those branches will be reassigned to support other branches or business units.
The branches that will remain closed during the 3 months include Koinange Branch, Garden City Branch, T-Mall Branch, Two Rivers Mall Branch, Upperhill Branch, JKIA Branch, and Maritime Branch which are all located in various strategic spots in Nairobi.
Customers who frequent these branches have been advised to transact at the Kenyatta Avenue Branch, Moi Avenue Branch, Thika Road Mall, and Muthaiga Branch, Galleria Mall Branch, and Yaya Centre Branch, Muthaiga Branch, Yaya Centre Branch, Industrialization Area/ Sameer Park Branch and the Treasury Square Branch respectively.
Alternatively, customers can use their digital platforms such as the Stanchart app to carry out transactions.
“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 to bank anytime, anywhere 24 hours a day,” the lender said in the notice.
The Standard Chartered Bank is now the second bank to temporarily close down some of its branches after NCBA bank which also temporarily closed eight of its branches in Kenya in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
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