Bank of America hopes to reopen closed branches in the region soon – The Daily Gazette


SCHENECTADY – Six of Bank of America’s 16 branches in the Capital Region are temporarily closed.

The financial giant says on its website that its top priority is the safety and health of its staff and customers, and says it follows local, state and federal guidelines.

A spokeswoman said, however, that this does not necessarily mean that the closures are all related to COVID. She said the goal is to reopen them as soon as possible.

“Throughout the health crisis, we have balanced the need to stay open in as many physical locations as possible while prioritizing the health and well-being of our employees and customers,” she said by e -mail. “Sometimes we temporarily shut down certain sites. Customers can manage and manage many of their financial needs through our ATM network, mobile and online banking services at bankofamerica.com. We have seen a rapid increase in digital banking services during this time. “

Temporary closures are:

  • 500 State Street, Schenectady
  • 200 Saratoga Road, Glenville
  • 1791 Western Ave., Florinland
  • 900 central ave, Albany
  • 69 State Street, Albany
  • 189 Ballston Ave., Saratoga Springs

Further afield, a few other BofA branches are closed in neighboring regions and states, but not to as high a percentage as in the capital region.

And yet, the situation is generalized. Media reports in 2021 focused on closures in markets as diverse as Buffalo, West Hollywood, California and Greenville, SC A shortage of employees amid a nationwide labor shortage has been cited in some reports.

The North Carolina-based financial services company is America’s second-largest commercial bank. Its consumer deposit balances exceeded $ 1,000 billion for the first time in the third quarter.

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