MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Innovative technology, a modern layout and expanded access to personal service are among key features of the new Regions Bank Downtown-88 Union branch which will celebrate its grand opening Thursday, March 17.

“Our 88 Union location combines new technology, a modern layout and a convenient location with the personal touches that are so important in banking,” said Michael Pardue, Consumer Banking Executive for Regions Bank. “Now more than ever, Regions is here to serve our customers when, where and how they want to be served.”

The 88 Union branch, located at the corner of Union Avenue and Main Street in downtown Memphis, is a full-service facility staffed with experienced banking professionals who are dedicated to helping customers achieve their financial goals.

The open layout of the Downtown-88 Union branch does not include a traditional teller line. Instead, customers are welcomed directly by Regions’ Universal Bankers who can help customers with all of their branch-banking needs. Universal Bankers provide a variety of services ranging from cashing checks and accepting deposits to opening savings and checking accounts to helping customers develop plans to reach their long-term financial goals.

The branch also offers Regions’ Video Teller service. Video Tellers connect customers with a Regions Video Banker via live two-way video. Along with processing most teller transactions, Regions Video Bankers can help customers 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.), Sundays (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and most holidays.

The 88 Union location also offers a DepositSmart ATM in the branch’s 24-hour vestibule. In addition to dispensing cash, Regions’ DepositSmart ATM can accept deposits and cash checks for customers at any time, day or night. After branch hours, the vestibule is accessible through the swipe of a Regions ATM or debit card.

Grand opening of Regions’ Downtown-88 Union branch

Further, the branch offers Regions’ facial recognition and fingerprint technology for customers using safe deposit boxes. This system employs several layers of technology designed to enhance security surrounding safe deposit boxes while also improving efficiency of access for Regions customers.

The March 17 grand opening of Regions’ Downtown-88 Union branch will include refreshments, a drawing for a $500 Visa Gift Card and a drawing for one of Regions’ signature green bicycles. The Grand Opening will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. A ribbon cutting will be held that afternoon at 2:30 p.m., followed by a reception with local business customers.

“This new location, and our enhanced services, reflect our commitment to the downtown Memphis community,” Pardue added. “Whether it’s serving customers online, through our mobile channels, or face-to-face in our branch locations, Regions is dedicated to helping people reach their financial goals. Our 88 Union location is an important part of our efforts to serve and support the community where we live and work.”