Banco Popular is now operating on weekends in the British Virgin Islands. Starting April 3, the financial institution will be open for four hours on Saturdays.
“The Tortola branch will resume Saturday operations from 9 am to 1 pm — both the lobby and drive-thru,” Banco Popular said in a Facebook
post this week.
Banco’s Saturday operation does not apply to its Virgin Gorda branch which already only operates three days per week.
The bank’s branch on the sister island is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 9 am and 4 pm.
Banco had opened a branch on Virgin Gorda back in 2019 to restore banking services after its competitors CIBC First Caribbean and Scotiabank consecutively fled the island.
Government agreed to pay thousands of dollars in subsidies to Banco for the next few years to ensure the sister island has these services.
A number of Virgin Gorda residents switched over to Banco Popular after it set up shop on the sister island.