WILLEMSTAD – The RBC Bank has announced that they will close another branch in Curaçao. This means that the bank is going back to just one branch. It has done so on all the Dutch Caribbean islands. The branches will close soon and will be merged with the head offices; called “flagship affiliates” by RBC.
The staff was informed last week Tuesday about these major changes, said spokesperson Hanneke Stomp-Hansen. “We expect the impact on our employees to be minimal through this merger.” RBC Dutch Caribbean, with branches on Bonaire and Saba, currently has around 360 employees.
“We have been working for some time on a transformation and innovation process within RBC in the Caribbean, but also worldwide. Our sector, like many other sectors, is changing rapidly. Our customers’ behavior is also constantly changing, and banking matters and needs are increasingly regulated digitally, online and via our ATMs.”
“After a thorough evaluation and based on the changing needs and behavior of our customers, we have decided to merge our branches in Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten with the head offices in Sasaki, Rooi Catootje and Philipsburg.”
“The competitive landscape is changing, and traditional banking services are also being challenged by technological innovations and digitization. By investing in new technology and digital opportunities, we ensure that the bank is well positioned to be able to serve customers in the region for many years to come.”