Pen Air permanently closes Century branch, the city’s only financial institution:

The Pen Air Federal Credit Union branch in Century will close permanently, leaving Century without a financial institution.

The lobby at Pen Air will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, according to an email sent to Pen Air members. A “Pen Air LIVE” interactive video ATM will remain open.

“Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your community for all these years. We look forward to serving your banking needs now and for many years to come, ”Angie White, Pen Air Century branch manager, said in the email.

“I hate that they are closing,” said Sandra McMurray-Jackson, longtime Pen Air member, Century business owner and Century City Council member. She joined Pen Air in the late 1990s with her late husband, with her two sons becoming members as they grew older.

“I consider Pen Air to be part of my family,” Jackson said. “We need Pen Air in Century.”

In its email to members, Pen Air said banking behavior has changed, with a dramatic shift in the past year. The credit union said an “overwhelming majority” of members now use online banking, a mobile app and other digital services when possible.

Pictured: The Pen Air Federal Credit Union branch in Century. Photo, click to enlarge.

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