27 November 2015
By Elaine Murphy
Wow, a bank that is opening a new branch surely not? Yes!, KBC Bank Ireland will officially mark the opening of its new retail banking hub in Wilton Shopping Centre at 11am on Saturday, 28th November.
That said, the Bank’s Cork connections are diluted somewhat by the address of the new branch being given as “Sarsfield Road”. No Cork person would refer to the Wilton Shopping Centre as being on that road, even if technically it is! The Shopping Centre IS a location in and of itself, without need for embellishment.
For the opening KC from RedFM will act as a lively MC for the morning’s activities, which includes a special guest appearance from David Wallace, the former Munster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions player who has the distinction of being the only Irish rugby international to be elected to the IRUPA Hall of Fame by past players. David will be on hand from 11am – 1pm to sign autographs, take pictures and participate in a special sports Q&A with KC. There will be a outdoor marquee located just outside the hub with complimentary refreshments and plenty to keep the kids busy, with colouring competitions and spot prizes to be won on the day.
Róisín Healy, Manager of KBC’s Wilton Hub, said “The KBC team here in Wilton are looking forward to the official opening of the hub and welcoming Munster rugby legend David Wallace, as well as our Master of Ceremonies KC, to help us mark this milestone occasion. Since opening our doors earlier this year, we’ve been blown away by the positive reaction and welcome given to us by the local community in Wilton and Bishopstown and our official launch party is our way of saying thanks to our customers, and also to welcome new friends and faces as we showcase what makes KBC one of the most innovative consumer retail banks in Ireland today. Everyone is welcome to come along on Saturday and join in the celebrations which promises to be a fun family day out.”
The Wilton hub offers a relaxed, modern space to meet with personal finance specialists on KBC’s full range of competitive products and offers. With competitive products, first rate customer service and the latest advances in online banking technology there’s something for everyone at KBC in Wilton.
The hub’s opening hours are Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.30pm, with late opening on Thursday (until 7pm) and Saturday opening from 10.00am – 2.00pm. It is also home to special customer evenings and events throughout the year as part of community life in the city.