As part of its commitment to investing in the Laurens community, United Community Bank will begin extensive renovations to improve its downtown Laurens branch beginning in early 2023. Due to the extent of the renovations, the location will close temporarily and establish a temporary branch in the adjacent lot behind the current branch location, at 101 West Main Street.
During the renovation period, United will serve customers through a temporary branch that will have full banking services available. Along with a drive-thru lane, an Interactive Teller Machine (ITM) will also 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 St.
“We are committed to serving our customers and we are excited to reinvest in our presence in the Laurens community,” said Candi Wilson, Regional Banking Manager. “We appreciate our customers’ patience during our construction phase and look forward to increasing our capabilities with a new 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 am and as late as 6 pm on weekdays, as well as from 9 am-12 pm on Saturdays. Customers can use the ITM to deposit cash, cash checks, make loan payments, withdraw cash, and many other banking transactions.
United anticipates the Main Street branch renovations will be complete 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.