Dundee Bank is taking over a Benson institution that lasted decades without checking accounts or even an ATM
Steve Jordon / World-Herald staff writer wrote:This summer, Dundee Bank will take over Metropolitan’s 200 member accounts and dozen home loans and begin renovating the 1957-vintage office at 2739 N. 61st St.
Dundee Bank, 5015 Underwood Ave., also will open a branch in October or November in the reviving Blackstone neighborhood, at 302 S. 38th St., the former McFoster’s Natural Kind Cafe and, before that, a White Rose Oil Co. gas station.
“Dundee, Blackstone and Benson — three iconic Omaha neighborhoods,” said Jeff Royal, president of Dundee Bank, which actually is a branch of Security State Bank of Ansley, Nebraska.
By early 2017, Dundee Bank’s new, full-service Benson branch will reopen with banking products that Metropolitan has never offered, including checking accounts, certificates of deposit, debit cards, commercial loans and — that newfangled thing — an automatic teller machine.