SUMMERSIDE — The Farm Credit Canada (FCC) office here is closing as of next month.
Trevor Sutter, a media spokesman for the national Crown corporation, says the three employees who used to work out of the office on Granville Street have been transferred to the Charlottetown office. They had moved as of April 1.
The company has been using its now superfluous Summerside office to conduct pre-arranged appointments, but those meetings will stop and the office officially closed as of June 27.
Sutter said the company’s 466 Island customers should notice little in terms of changes to service.
FCC traditionally sends representatives to do home visits for much of its interaction with customers, he said, with the offices being used for meetings as a secondary meeting place.
“The kitchen table is where we do much of our business.”
The consolidation means that FCC staff will be able to work more efficiently as a unit, he added. The corporation employs nine people in total on P.E.I.
No positions are being cut as a result of the office closure.
FCC acts as loan agency for Canada’s farmers and manages a portfolio worth $26 billion in loans to more than 100,000 customers across Canada.