Capital One Bank announced Wednesday it is closing its branch in downtown Baton Rouge. While offices remain on other floors of One America Place tower, the ground floor and basement drive-through units will no longer operate.
Other former bank branches in the city have also been sold, with one on Coursey Street now used as an urgent care clinic and another listed for sale on Hudson.
Investing for Good
The Bank is dedicated to using its core banking services alongside community development initiatives, philanthropy, and volunteer efforts in Greater Baton Rouge to generate valuable community impact. Their Investing for Good community investment platform targets four areas of economic opportunity – affordable housing, education, small business & workforce development, and financial literacy.
Capital One associates will join with local nonprofit organizations during One Week to partner with them and serve the communities in which they reside. Capital One volunteers in New York City will create a college access room and financial literacy materials at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School; in Richmond, Virginia, volunteers will help renovate a library at Chimborazo Elementary School; nationwide efforts include a READesign(r) library makeover project and Book by Book online campaign that allows consumers to vote on their favorite children’s book that can then be donated directly back into schools or homeless shelters needing them – an effort coordinated nationwide by Capital One Associates!
Bank of the West currently provides competitive annual percentage yield savings accounts and low minimum deposit requirements on its 360 Performance Savings account, both backed by FDIC insurance. Furthermore, they offer credit cards, wealth management services, mortgage loans, consumer banking services, and consumer and commercial banking products and services.
Capital One has an extensive presence in Baton Rouge, with 29 bank branches throughout its metropolitan region. Offering banking, savings, and lending services for consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients. Ranked as one of the country’s ten largest banks based on deposits. Headquartered in New York City with offices spread out across many states.
Capital One Bank offers traditional banking, credit card, and ATM services across Louisiana, with over 700 ATMs in Louisiana alone. Furthermore, Capital One provides robust online and mobile banking platforms where customers can check their balance, make payments, and access features such as balance alerts. They also offer mortgages, business banking solutions, and personal loans.
Bank of Louisiana continues to reduce its branch footprint, closing five locations over the last four months: Baker near downtown, Bluebonnet between Perkins Rowe and Mall of Louisiana, two Hooper Road locations in Central, and Prairieville’s La. 73 road. However, local real estate broker Jeff Stinson said former bank properties often end up sold back into ownership by other entities such as locally-based b1Bank or Mississippi-based Bancorp South; sometimes, these spaces become retrofitted into urgent care centers or retail outlets.
Capital One is committed to diversity and inclusion in its workplace, valuing diversity without bias in employment decisions for qualified applicants regardless of race, color, age, national origin/ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity disability, genetic information, marital status/veteran status, etc. Additionally, we maintain a drug-free work environment.
This bank offers business banking services for small business owners, including checking, savings, lending accounts, and online and mobile banking to manage money efficiently. Furthermore, the bank offers merchant services and payment cards with rewards programs or cash-back options to support small businesses.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, accepting applicants regardless of race, color, age, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status. Furthermore, the company adheres to a drug-free workplace.
Capital One continues its efforts at streamlining its branch footprint by closing 13 Louisiana locations this year. However, they still maintain ten branches within the Baton Rouge metro. Some of the closed branches were purchased or leased by other local banks such as locally-owned b1Bank or Mississippi-based Bancorp South; one former unit on Government Street was sold to a developer for high-end development work, while one on Bluebonnet Boulevard will soon become an urgent care clinic.
Robert Schneckenburger and Jeff Gould may be newcomers as Whitney bank leaders, but they’re no novices when meeting Baton Rouge’s business banking needs. Schneckenburger hails from LSU’s School of Commercial Banking, while Chase University alumni Gould will oversee the middle market and corporate banking groups at Whitney in Baton Rouge.
Visit your nearest Capital One to open an account or receive financial assistance. Use their branch locator to find their address and hours of operation quickly; alternatively, you can enter your ZIP code or enable geolocation to get directions directly from your smartphone.
Capital One’s team of commercial banking professionals in your community is there to meet the needs of business owners like yourself and help with purchases or financing of commercial real estate, equipment purchases or refinancing of current loans.
Capital One has reduced its branch footprint over time but maintains ten branches in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. Many former bank branches have been bought and converted for other uses – from retail development on Government Street to urgent care in Prairieville. A commercial broker recently sold one on Sherwood Forest that will soon be transformed into a dentist’s office for $495,000!
Ric Kearny, Capital One’s market president for Southwest Louisiana and North Central Louisiana, is retiring this spring after leading an experienced team of commercial banking professionals in meeting all lending needs across this crucial market.