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BMO Harris Bank to Open New Smart Branch in Eau Claire, Providing Personalized Service and Robust Digital Capabilities

EAU CLAIRE, WISC. (June 20, 2018) – BMO Harris Bank today announced that it will be opening its latest Smart Branch, which will be located at 228 Water St. in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The new branch, which replaces the BMO Harris branch located at 301 Water St., will be open for business on Monday, July 16. 

“We’re extremely excited to provide our customers with a new and engaging environment that brings together high-tech convenience and personal service,” said Zachary Zank, Branch Manager, BMO Harris Bank.  “The new branch format provides customers with digital experiences that fit everyday lifestyles while freeing up branch teams to spend more time engaging with customers.”

“On behalf of the entire team in Eau Claire, I’d like to thank our customers for their incredible support as we make this transition,” added Laura Talley, Market President, Commercial Banking, Chippewa Valley, BMO Harris Bank. “The drive-up branch located across the street from our 301 Water Street branch will continue to be in operation until the new Smart Branch is open.  Also, we’d like to thank the local authorities for their incredible assistance and support over the past few weeks.”

BMO has been heavily focused on investing in both its digital and physical channels to enhance every customer touch point. Some of the conveniences and amenities that can be found at this Smart Branch include:

  • ATMs that offer customers Mobile Cash withdrawals without the use of a debit card, as well as bill mix options.
  • Bankers equipped with laptops to help customers with the new bank technology and provide assistance for their financial needs.
  • The ability for bankers to issue debit/ATM cards instantly in the branch.
  • WiFi to allow customers the convenience of using mobile devices to conduct their banking.

This is the second Smart Branch that BMO Harris Bank has opened in Wisconsin, and the 11th overall in the United States.


About BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through nearly 600 branches and fee-free access to over 40,000 ATMs across the United States. BMO Harris Bank’s commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Banking products and services are subject to bank and credit approval. BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a highly diversified financial services provider with total assets of CDN$744 billion (as of April 30, 2018), and more than 45,000 employees.

For further information: Patrick O’Herlihy,, (312) 461-6970