Bank of America branch

Derby's branch of Bank of America, 201 N. Baltimore Ave., will close before the end of the year. The bank announced plans to close the branch Friday in an email to customers. 

UPDATE, 1 p.m. Tuesday 

A spokesperson for Bank of America says an on-site ATM will stay open after Derby's branch closes this year. 

Diane Wagner, senior vice president of regional media relations, said the bank also plans to open a second remote ATM in town at an unspecified date. 

Wagner said the bank does not disclose the number of employees at individual branches, but the company will offer Derby employees opportunities at other locations. 

"We will work with them for other positions within the bank," Wagner said. 

The Derby branch will be closed to prevent "overlapping services" between other locations near Derby, Wagner said. 

She also said customers have changed the way they bank, with a number of them electing to handle most of their finances digitally. 

The site on Baltimore Avenue is the only Bank of America location in Derby. The nearest Wichita site is about 10 miles away, at 3193 S. Seneca St. 

Customers who have questions or concerns are asked to contact 1-800-432-1000.

ORIGINAL STORY, Friday, Aug. 30

Bank of America announced Friday morning in an email to customers that it plans to shut down its Derby branch before the end of the year.

“While your account will stay the same, we’re sorry for the inconveniences this closing causes,” the email states. 

Bank of America says in the email that the financial center, 201 N. Baltimore Ave., will close on Tuesday, Dec. 10. 

After the local site shuts down, the Bank of America branch closest to Derby will be at 3193 S. Seneca St., Wichita.

Local personnel declined to comment Friday, saying company protocol requires media inquiries to be sent through a corporate website. More details will be added to this story as they become available. 

Derby customers who continue to use the bank after the branch closes will still have access to online and mobile banking, online direct deposit and banking by phone.

Customers with a safe deposit box at the location will need to close it, according to the email, even if it’s empty. Customers should receive a separate notice about how to do that within two weeks. 

The branch’s announced closure comes just days after the nationwide banking corporation closed all of its locations in Topeka. 

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