Location will be fourth retail office in Lancaster County
SOUDERTON, Pa., March 30, 2017 – Univest recently signed a long-term lease and will begin renovations at its fourth retail financial center in Lancaster County, which will be located at 1135 Georgetown Road, Christiana, Pa. The approximately 1,000 square-foot office is expected to open in the early fall of 2017. This location will feature Univest’s updated branch design focused on an improved customer experience delivered by personal bankers.
This new location is expected to create three full-time jobs which will be filled by local, well-known financial professionals with extensive experience in the Lancaster market. The financial center staff will be led by Jennifer Miller, vice president and area manager, who oversees consumer banking in Lancaster County.
“We see Georgetown as an underserved market in need of exceptional financial solutions and customer service,” explains Miller. “With a local staff who live and work right here, we will be able to deliver the community-focused banking that Univest has provided well for more than 140 years.”
Univest has quickly planted roots in Lancaster by investing in multiple financial centers since entering the market in 2016. Univest opened its first financial center in Willow Street last summer and plans are underway for a Strasburg location opening in April and Brownstown which is expected to open this summer. In addition, Univest has a regional office in the Greenfield Corporate Center, which opened in spring 2016. With the addition of the Georgetown office, Univest will employ approximately 35 people in Lancaster County. In addition to consumer banking, Univest has an agricultural lending team led by Dale Hershey and a commercial lending team led by Bryan Moyer.
“We are excited to continue our expansion in the Lancaster community,” said Mike Keim, president, Univest Bank and Trust Co. “We have received a very positive response from local businesses and consumers leading us to accelerate our expansion plans. We are excited to open our fourth financial center here in Lancaster County which will allow us to bring Univest’s comprehensive financial solutions, exceptional service and local approach to even more residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations.”
Since its founding in 1876 in Souderton, Montgomery County, Univest has expanded its service area and offerings. In addition to traditional banking, Univest currently provides a full range of financial solutions including insurance, investments, mortgage banking, wealth management and equipment financing. It has offices in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Lancaster Counties as well as the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, and Cape May County in New Jersey.
About Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP), including its wholly-owned subsidiary, Univest Bank and Trust Co., Member FDIC, has approximately $4.2 billion in assets and $3.2 billion in assets under management and supervision through its Wealth Management lines of business. Headquartered in Souderton, Pa. and founded in 1876, the Corporation and its subsidiaries provide a full range of financial solutions for individuals, businesses, municipalities and nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Univest delivers these services through a network of more than 50 offices in southeastern Pennsylvania extending to the Lehigh Valley and Lancaster, as well as in New Jersey and Maryland and online at www.univest.net.
Univest Bank and Trust Co. is Member FDIC, Equal Opportunity and SBA Preferred Lender.
Equal Housing Lender.
Investment and insurance products offered through Univest Investments, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC, and Univest Insurance, Inc., licensed non-bank subsidiaries of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania. Securities and insurance products are not deposits of or guaranteed by any bank, are not insured by the FDIC or any other agency of the United States, and certain investment products carry risks and may lose value. Insurance products are obligations of and underwritten by unaffiliated insurance companies. Insurance products are not a condition to any bank loan, product or service.