As the threat of Hurricane Harvey approached the Coastal Bend, PlainsCapital Bank shut down several branches throughout the area.
As the infrastructure in Corpus Christi improved over the weekend and it was safe for residents to move about, PlainsCapital directed customers in need of on-site banking services on Monday to its two other area locations at Shoreline and Saratoga.
Regarding the Port Avenue and Victoria closures, Bank officials expect to re-open the branches tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 29, bringing the Corpus Christi and Victoria markets to full operational status. The Corpus Christi branches will open at their regularly scheduled times and the Victoria branch will officially open for business at 12 p.m. PlainsCapital’s Houston branches remain closed for Tuesday. Updates on the status of the Houston market will be made available via the Bank’s website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and customer service call center which can be reached at 866-762-8392.
“Our bank branches and ATMs provide an essential service to the communities they serve, and we have been working diligently to restore our operations in the impacted locations,” said PlainsCapital Bank President and CEO Jerry Schaffner. “We also recognize that the safety of our employees, customers, and community residents must continue to remain paramount. As we urgently address this situation, our goal is to be as responsive as we can with regard to human safety.”
PlainsCapital senior management and emergency response teams met numerous times over the weekend to assess the status and conditions of the Gulf Coast, Central, and South Texas region markets, including Corpus Christi, Victoria, Alice, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and the lower Rio Grande Valley.
PlainsCapital Bank’s parent company, Hilltop Holdings, Inc., announced today that it has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross on behalf of its family of companies — PlainsCapital Bank, PrimeLending, HilltopSecurities, and National Lloyds Corporation — to help provide disaster relief assistance to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the hurricane victims,” said Hilltop Holdings Vice Chairman and Co-CEO and PlainsCapital Bank Chairman Alan B. White. “We have many employees, customers and friends who are being severely impacted by this catastrophic storm, and we pray for their safety. We are currently working to help in the recovery efforts with regard to essential services for the region to ensure that these affected communities have the financial resources they need.”