The Swanton PNC Bank branch located at 110 W. Airport Hwy. will close permanently on Friday. It will be consolidated with a branch located at 7015 Spring Meadows Drive in Holland, and all customer accounts will be transferred there.
According to company spokesperson Diane Pappas the branch closing is due to PNC customers’ preference for more convenient online services and automatic teller machines to conduct basic banking needs. “Customers are banking very differently today. Technology has exceeded the need for this particular branch,” she said when the closing was announced in January
Though she couldn’t speak to why the Swanton branch was selected to close, Pappas said a routine evaluation of PNC branches determined that the needs of Swanton customers could be met or exceeded at the Spring Meadows branch which is located about 9 1/2 miles away. Another branch is located in Whitehouse, just over six miles away.
Pappas said the Swanton branch is not closing due to underperformance. She said she doesn’t know how many other PNC branches may have closed due to an increase in ATM and online service use, and can’t speak to how many more could follow.
Reach David J. Coehrs at 419-335-2010.