American local bank Banesco has expanded its footprint in Florida by opening a new banking centre in Aventura.

Situated at Aventura Parksquare, the full service-branch is equipped with an intelligent ATM (ITM), teller cash recycler (TCR), iPad stations, consultation rooms, and high-end projection monitors.

By swiping their debit cards for access, the bank’s customer can enter the ATM room and withdraw and deposits deposit cash round the clock.

Banesco USA president and CEO Jorge Salas said: “We are thrilled to open our new, innovative banking centre, providing our loyal customers with a sense of what banking in the future might hold.

“These days customers demand convenience, technological speed and flexibility, yet always with a human touch. That has been our mantra at Banesco USA from day one, now embodied in this branch and in the dynamic and growing Aventura market.”

Banesco USA board chairman Carlos Palomares said: “It’s a great honour to be a part of this project, which has as its main mission to ensure that students achieve their academic potential, achieve financial literacy and a greater understanding of the banking profession.”

In June, Banesco USA agreed to acquire local peer Brickell Bank from Banco Espirito Santo (BES).

Banesco USA, which was established in 2006, manages branch offices in Coral Gables, Doral, Hialeah, Weston, as well as San Juan. As of 30 August, the bank had $1.87bn in assets.