Heritage Opens Sub-branch in Ladyville!
Wednesday July 17th, 2019 marked a momentous occasion as Heritage Bank celebrated the Official Inauguration of its 3rd Branch in the Belize District, centrally located at Mile 9 Philip Goldson Highway. This represents the 12th branch office for Heritage Bank country-wide and in the words of the Branch Manager, Mrs. Shanna Ciego, “while for some we may be still seen as the baby of the bunch, we are certainly demonstrating that we have the knock-out punch”! The Ladyville community has experienced a significant population growth spurt over the last decade and is now home to a robust business community. The opening of this office, along with the now 3 ATMS within a one-mile radius, will together offer greater convenience and accessibility to the residents and businesses of Ladyville and the surrounding communities, while contributing to their social and economic development.
Tremendous strides have been made in technological advancement in Belize and this new digital era provides, without a doubt, numerous opportunities for businesses and banking across the country . As one of the early pioneers of electronic banking in areas such as, cell phone banking using SMS text messages, prepaid cards gift cards and more recently, e-loans, Heritage Bank continues to enhance its digital platform which allows you to conduct banking in real time. As you enjoy the convenience of anytime, anywhere from digital services, we recognize that you also value face-to-face client services at our branches. To this end, we will continue to strengthen and expand the amalgamation of our digital platform with our physical branches to deliver what is coined as “Phygital Banking” services to you. The Bank’s Chief Risk Officer, Dr. Philippa Duncan spelt out our own approach to this new phenomenon: Heritage Bank’s “Phygital Model” exemplifies our commitment to realizing our Vision to become the Premier Financial Institution by enabling inclusivity and greater reach of our services in all geographic locations and among all age groups in Belize.
This sentiment of financial inclusion was further encapsulated by the Guest Speaker and Area Representative, Honorable Beverly Williams, who stated that “accessibility is an integral facet to financial inclusion”. She continued “with this branch residents of Ladyville and the surrounding communities are now able to easily access financial services, without having to travel long distances”.
Our Staff stands committed and ready to support the array of economic activities and diverse needs from you — the residents & business operators at Ladyville, Lords Bank, Los Lagos, Burrell Boom and the greater Belize District. We look forward to serving you via our digital channels or in-person at any of our twelve branch offices.