Bank of America is shutting its Lakeport and Ukiah branches, a blow to rural residents whom have observed an exodus of big bank retail places from their communities stemming in good component from consumersвЂ™ move to online banking.
Both branches will close ?Nov. 11, spokeswoman Collen Haggerty stated.
вЂњWe constantly adapt our economic center system to match consumersвЂ™ changing requirements and habits, and also this choice is driven mainly by less base traffic inside centers as consumer banking behaviors gravitate to using more on the internet and mobile banking,вЂќ Haggerty stated in a contact declaration.
The closures will force Bank of America customers both in Lake and Mendocino counties to push to Healdsburg or St. Helena as their branch that is closest. Bank of America closed its Fort Bragg location in 2014.
Lake County residents in specific have a dearth of retail bank areas. As an example, Upper Lake residents have experienced no bank branches available since Westamerica Bank left the city in 2015.