United Community Bank reveals upcoming construction plans for Laurens branch

April 12, 2023

As part of its commitment to investing in the Laurens community, United Community Bank is excited to announce the next step to improve its downtown Laurens branch. Construction will begin at the end of April, resulting in the 101 West Main Street location closing on Friday, April 28, with a temporary branch opening Monday, May 1, in the lot just behind the current branch location.

During the construction period, United will serve customers through the temporary branch, which will have full banking services available. In addition to the drive-thru lane, an Interactive Teller Machine (ITM) will be installed at this location, allowing for extended banking hours. Customers can also continue to visit the United branch located less than a mile away at 501 Church Street.

“We are delighted to invest in the Laurens community and while we take steps to do this, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the same exceptional service and consistent amenities,” said Candi Wilson, Regional Banking Manager. “We are thankful to our customers for their patience during this time and look forward to broadening our capabilities with a beautifully designed and improved branch.”

The ITM will provide customers with the convenience of an ATM with a virtual teller outside of normal banking hours, as early as 8 a.m. and as late as 6 p.m. on weekdays, as well as from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. on Saturdays. Customers can use the ITM to deposit cash, cash checks, make loan payments, withdraw cash, and many other banking transactions.

United’s commitment to the investment in Laurens County provides jobs for 66 members of the community across two branches. United anticipates the Main Street branch will open for business in 2024.

About United Community Banks, Inc.
United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQGS: UCBI) provides a full range of banking, wealth management and mortgage services for relationship-oriented consumers and business owners. As of June 30, 2022, United had $24.2 billion in assets and 195 offices in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, along with a national SBA lending franchise and a national equipment lending subsidiary. The company, known as “The Bank That SERVICE Built,” has been recognized nationally for delivering award-winning service. In 2022, J.D. Power ranked United highest in customer satisfaction with consumer banking in the Southeast, marking eight out of the last nine years United earned the coveted award. Forbes recognized United as one of the top ten World’s Best Banks in 2022. Forbes also included United on its 2022 list of the 100 Best Banks in America for the ninth consecutive year. United also received ten Greenwich Excellence Awards in 2021 for excellence in Small Business Banking and Middle Market Banking, including national awards for Overall Satisfaction and Likelihood to Recommend. United was also named one of the “Best Banks to Work For” by American Banker in 2021 for the fifth consecutive year based on employee satisfaction. Additional information about United can be found at www.ucbi.com.