ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Regions Bank on Thursday announced plans to substantially expand its St. Louis-area branch network through the addition of seven new branches in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties.
“These new branches represent a tremendous investment – and a growing commitment – to the St. Louis area,” said Mike Hart, Midwest Area President of Regions Bank. “Each of these branches will be designed with today’s customers in mind. For people who want personal service and a customized plan to reach their financial goals, these branches will be staffed with local professionals who can help meet those needs. For people who prefer using modern technology to conduct their banking business – even on nights and weekends – these branches will have what they need, too.”
The seven new branches will be in the following areas:
- University City (6600 block of Delmar Blvd.)
- Des Peres (corner of Manchester Road and Bopp Road)
- Florissant (100 block of North Highway 67)
- Twin Oaks-Ballwin (1100 block of Meramec Station Road)
- Peters – St. Charles Co. (corner of Jungermann Road & Glen Park Drive in St. Peters)
- Peters – St. Charles Co. (6100 block of Mid Rivers Mall Drive)
- Lake St. Louis – St. Charles Co. (700 block of Civic Center Drive)
The seven new locations are in addition to the Regions facility already under development along Maryland Avenue near I-170 in Clayton. The drive-through portion of that facility is expected to open later this summer.
Further, the new University City branch on Delmar Blvd. is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2017. Additional branches are expected to begin opening in the first half of 2018.
“St. Louis is a key growth market for Regions Bank, and we are proud to expand our branch network into more communities,” Hart said. “In addition to reaching more customers, these locations will help Regions create dozens of additional jobs in our area. Our banking professionals share a commitment to providing quality financial advice, guidance and education, and we look forward to growing our team and serving more communities.”
More Personalized Service
New facilities will be customized to match both the size of individual branch properties and the needs of the local customer base. Each branch will feature a modern design and will include Regions Universal Bankers among branch personnel.
Regions Universal Bankers are financial professionals who meet a wide range of branch-banking needs. If a customer is looking to open an account or conduct a transaction, a Universal Banker can help. However, if a customer is also looking for a more in-depth conversation about creating a savings plan, developing a personal budget or building a roadmap to reach future goals, a Universal Banker can meet those needs as well.
“At Regions, our focus is on building relationships with the people we serve,” added Keith Crissman, Midwest Consumer Banking Executive for Regions. “We find out what’s important to them, and we listen to what they want to accomplish financially. Then, we help them identify the steps they can take to make their financial goals a reality. We look forward to reaching more people with customized service in our new locations.”
More Modern Technology
Branches will also feature Regions Video Banking ATMs. Video Banking ATMs connect customers with an experienced Regions Video Banker via live, two-way video. Video Bankers speak directly with customers about their banking needs and can process most teller transactions while also helping people with account maintenance and general inquiries.
Regions Video Bankers are available during extended hours on weekdays (7 a.m.-8 p.m. CT). They are also available on Saturdays (8 a.m.-5 p.m. CT), Sundays (11 a.m.-5 p.m. CT) and most holidays.
Branches will also feature Regions DepositSmart ATMs. Along with dispensing cash, Regions DepositSmart ATMs can accept deposits and cash checks for customers at any time, day or night.
The new branches are in addition to other recent upgrades of Regions’ branch network in Greater St. Louis. Over the last two years, Regions has also opened new facilities in St. Ann and Arnold. Further, the company rebuilt its Jennings branch, replacing an older facility with a more modern location that also houses an Operation HOPE financial education center.
“While we continue to invest in our online and mobile banking options, branch locations remain the primary place where people choose to open accounts with us, and branches are still where local people connect one-on-one with local bankers,” Hart said. “These new locations are the latest examples of how Regions is working to serve people when, where and how they want to be served.”
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $125 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 1,900 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.