Pat Patterson Parkway, the busy road connecting the growing West Oxford region, is home to the brand new branch of FNB Oxford.
The location caters to nearly all banking needs for personal and business accounts, including consumer loans managed by Branch Manager Lauren Pace. Customers can open accounts, make deposits, withdrawals and transfers, manage individual retirement accounts, receive instant issue debit cards and order foreign currency.
“New and existing customers can manage all of their banking needs in one convenient place,” Pace said. “By being able to offer a wide variety of services, including consumer loans, it makes this branch a ‘one stop shop’.”
The branch also has an automated teller machine (iTM) open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday mornings. FNB iTMs, which feature live banking machines, can handle almost all of the same functions as a lobby cashier, including deposits, withdrawals, check cashing, account transfers and loan repayments .
FNB Oxford President and CEO John L. Barrett said the decision to open the branch in West Oxford was a response to the growing community in that area. The new location, he said, will be especially convenient for customers shopping on West Jackson Avenue or attending sporting events at mTrade Park.
“As Oxford’s growth continues to push west, we felt the need to be a part of it,” he said. “There are now so many residences and small businesses within a mile of the new location, and we wanted a convenient, accessible and, frankly, more modern facility nearby.”
Pace, who manages the new branch, has been with FNB for eight years. She said she has enjoyed welcoming customers since the store opened in May.
“The atmosphere is warm, fun and modern, making it easy for us to help and connect with our customers, neighbors and friends,” Pace said. “Customers can expect to be greeted with smiling faces, knowledgeable bankers and an excellent overall banking experience.”
Named Oxford’s ‘Best Banker’ by the Oxford Eagle in 2021, Pace began her career at FNB as a teller in 2014. She quickly became a universal banker, then served as branch manager of the South site. Lamar.
Barrett said Pace is known for the customer service and management skills she exemplified and developed during her time at FNB.
“Lauren knows the importance of providing great customer service because she’s proven it in her eight years at FNB,” Barrett said. “She will certainly have knowledgeable and friendly staff to help her as well.”
FNB will celebrate its newest branch, located at 2770 George G. “Pat” Patterson Parkway, with a grand opening from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. The event, featuring “Popsicles on the Parkway” and a live broadcast with radio station Q105, is open to the public.