Citibank Offers Customers Global Dimension at New Full-Service Branch in the Orange County Airport Area in Newport Beach

Citibank Offers Customers Global Dimension at New Full-Service Branch in the Orange County Airport Area in Newport Beach

NEWPORT BEACH, CA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 21, 1998–Citibank has opened a new full-service branch in the Orange County Airport area located at 5000 Birch Street, Suite 100, in Newport Beach, CA. This branch, also known as the Orange County Airport Office, is designed to provide the area’s local residents and business and professional (B&P) customers with around-the-clock access to banking, credit and investment services, many of which are enhanced by Citibank’s broad range of global resources. On staff are tellers and credit and investment specialists who collectively are fluent in Mandarin, Spanish, German, Taiwanese and English. The branch also has two Citicard Banking Centers (ATMS supported by telephone service) and two ATMs that provide service in five languages that include Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Greek and English.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to bring the full Citibanking experience to the Orange County Airport area,” says William R. Silver, president of Citibank, F.S.B. in California. “This is one of the most sophisticated markets in the world and only a bank with outstanding products and services will be successful. We expect to be very successful.”

“Both our consumer and B&P customers can take advantage of Citibank’s international money transfer service to wire funds in more than 80 currencies to foreign banks in over 90 countries or use Citibank’s World Wallet service to custom order foreign currency and traveler’s checks,” says Mike Lewis, manager of the new Orange County Airport area branch. “We also offer trade expertise and global products and services, such as letters of credit, bankers’ acceptances and documentary collections, which can help to open markets and increase opportunities for our B&P customers who do business abroad.”

Citibank’s Orange County Airport area branch in Newport Beach will hold a grand opening on October 21. It is now open for business Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with an added hour on Fridays until 6:00 PM. As of November 2, regular banking hours will change to Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, with Fridays remaining at 9:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Around-the-clock banking is available at the site’s Citicard Banking Centers, as well as via PC with Citibank’s Direct Access software accessible at: www.citibank.com.

Citibank serves consumers and small businesses in the U.S. through a network of 430 branches in nine states and the District of Columbia, as well as providing national credit card, mortgage, investment and electronic banking services. Citibank is a subsidiary of Citigroup, a global financial services organization serving consumers, businesses, governments and financial institutions through 3,000 offices in 100 countries and territories.

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