Business Continuity Plan
It is the policy of The Citizens Bank to make you aware of our business continuity plans in case of an emergency. The Bank’s plans are designed to ensure that our operations will continue to function with little or no disruption, that our customers’ accounts will be secure and accessible, and that our customers will be able to reach us regardless of the scope of the situation or event.
The Bank has developed a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) with respect to how we will respond to events that significantly disrupt our operations. Our BCP was designed to be flexible in responding to actual events as they occur, since the timing and impact of disasters and disruptions is unpredictable. With that in mind, we are providing you with this information.
Should one of our locations be affected we will move the operations to the other location where we are able to serve our customers as effectively as possible. Calls to the affected location will be re-routed to the alternate location where we have access to all of the same systems to serve you. In the event of a prolonged disruption to one of our locations, our BCP provides for more permanent relocation of staff to the other location, where we will continue to provide the best service possible. If you cannot access us through our telephone lines, our website will be updated with further information at www.citizenshickman.com.
Business Continuity Plan
It is the policy of the Bank to quickly recover resume business operations after a significant business disruption and respond by safeguarding our employees and property, making a financial and operational assessment, protecting the Bank’s books and records, and allowing our customers to transact business. Our BCP is designed to permit us to resume operations as quickly as possible, given the scope and severity of the significant business disruption.
Our BCP addresses: data backup and recovery; all mission critical systems; financial and operational assessments; alternative communications with customers, employees, and regulators; alternate physical location of employees; critical supplier, contractor, and counter-party impact; regulatory reporting; and assuring our customers prompt access to their accounts if we are unable to continue our operations.
Our Service Provider backs up our records on a daily basis. While every emergency situation poses unique problems based on external factors, such as time of day and the severity of the disruption, the objective is to restore our operations and be able to complete existing transactions and accept new transactions as soon as possible. Your transactions could be delayed during this period.
Please contact us by telephone at (270) 236-2525 or 1 (800) 379-9909 or by email if you have questions about the Bank’s Business Continuity Plan.