Banks taking steps to resume operations following Beryl’s passage

As Jamaicans try to pick up the pieces following the passage of Hurricane Beryl, the nation’s banks have begun taking steps to resume their operations.

However, after conducting assessments of their various locations, several banks have decided to keep their branches closed today.

In a statement, the Jamaica National (JN) Group said though its branches will remain closed today, many of its automated machines (ATMs) are stocked and available for customers to access cash and conduct other transactions.

It also reminded members that they may conduct transactions at other ATMs on the Multilink
network and make purchases via point-of-sale machines at merchants.

JN said where internet services are available, persons may also use JN BANK LIVE online to conduct

Meantime, Scotia Bank in its statement said though it extends deep sympathies to those affected by Beryl, its immediate priority today is the safety of its employees and their families, and the assessment of the hurricane on its locations.

Clients are urged to continue using the online banking platform to conduct business and personal transactions.

Scotia Bank said it looks forward to reopening tomorrow.

And, the Bank of Jamaica also noted that it will resume normal operations tomorrow.

As for the National Commercial Bank (NCB), at least four of its branches will be open today.

Head of NCB’s Corporate Affairs, Belinda Williams said the decision was made following assessments.

Ms. Williams also noted that steps are being taken to fix ATMs that are not working.


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