Wednesday, April 17, 2013

PNC to close Charlotte branch

Charlotte won't be immune from planned branch reductions by Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group.

A spokesperson for the bank said Wednesday that it will shutter its drive-through-only branch at 741 Westinghouse Blvd. June 21.

Earlier this year, the bank announced plans to close about 200 branches across the U.S. as part of a cost-cutting strategy.

Customers and clients of the Westinghouse Boulevard branch were notified of the planned closure in late March, the spokesperson said. The operations at the Westinghouse Boulevard location will be transferred to a PNC branch that's been open in Carmel Executive Park.

PNC bought Raleigh-based RBC Bank for $3.45 billion last year from Royal Bank of Canada. The purchase gave PNC a presence in the Carolinas.