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Komerčka will reduce the operation of branches, ČSOB will lay off

Commercial Bank from Monday, November 2, it will limit the opening hours of its branches. “The goal is to further reduce the possibility of spreading coronavirus and thus protect our employees and clients,” says Miroslav Hiršl, Member of the Board of Directors of Komerční banka.

On Tuesday and Thursday – they will all have branches open only from 9 am to 12 noon. They are also open from 1 pm to 5 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and from 1 pm to 3 pm on Fridays. They are closed on weekends.

Opening hours are the same for all 242 branches. “It will make it possible to adjust their operation with a view to a possible increase in the number of unavailable employees due to illness, quarantine or treatment of a family member. At the same time, the measure will allow a larger number of KB employees to work from home, who can serve clients remotely, ”adds Hiršl.

Web Pívání.cz he wrote in Junethat quarantine connected with coronavirem accelerated the plan to close some branches of Komerční banka. By the end of August, it had closed more than sixty, a fifth of the previous number. At some other branches, KB cancels cash registers, so they stop working with cash. At the same time, it is increasing the number of ATMs to further enable people (especially entrepreneurs) to deposit cash.

Česká spořitelna limits the cash registers, until half of the branches will be non-cash within the next year. Markéta Klučková, who is in charge of the branch network in the savings bank, talked about this in more detail, in a July interview for Money.cz.

ČSOB is also responding to the ongoing digitization and coronavirus restrictions. By the end of the year, it will cancel 170 job positions at branches. About half of them are vacant places, Hospodářské noviny wrote today. The bank has 1,900 employees at its branches. An unnamed source in the newspaper said that a total of four hundred people should leave the bank next year. When canceling positions, ČSOB also uses the retirement of employees.

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Petr Kučera

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