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Town Seeking Options As Chase Bank Prepares To Close Grand Canyon Branch February 8th

December 1, 2021

The Tusayan Town Council is seeking solutions following Chase Bank’s decision to close its branch at the Grand Canyon National Park. The planned February 8th closure would leave Tusayan and the surrounding communities without access to in person banking services. And that has the Town Council concerned.

Mayor Clarinda Vail stated during a recent council meeting, “We have been reaching out to any other credit unions and small banks with the National Parks Services' permission to do so. They were kind of blindsided by this one too. It came upon them pretty quickly. For our residents and business community it is very concerning.”

The Mayor is asking fellow council members to make use of any and all business connections they may have to bring another bank to the area.

Chase Bank issued a statement to the Watchdog indicating, “All accounts will remain with Chase so no action is required to use existing checks, ATM/debit cards or credit cards. A walk-up ATM will remain at the location.”

Spokeswoman Maura Cordova said, “Like any good retailer, we constantly evaluate our branch network to ensure we’re in the right locations as our customers’ needs change. Sometimes we consolidate a branch when another is nearby, or traffic is low.”