Bank of Queensland continued to show their support of the Gold Coast region today with the opening of Oxenford's first and only bank.
This latest branch opening follows the opening of new Bank of Queensland branches at Harbour Town and West Burleigh and a dedicated business banking centre at Bundall in December last year.
Member for Fadden the Honourable David Jull officially opened the Bank of Queensland Oxenford branch and emphasised the importance of quality banking services to an area's social and economic well being.
"The keenly awaited banking facilities in the 'hot spot' suburb of Oxenford are a great boost for the area's residential and commercial development," Mr Jull said.
"Local banking facilities are an important part of many communities and I congratulate Bank of Queensland for realising the potential of Oxenford and surrounding areas and the value of investing in the area.
"It is great to see a bank that gets behind local communities and shows confidence in booming regions," he said.
Bank of Queensland Managing Director David Liddy endorsed Mr Jull's comments, saying the Bank was now an intrinsic part of the Oxenford community and would share in its future.
"Bank of Queensland's presence will fill the banking services gap and provide the local community with a dedicated branch manager and staff who are excited about getting back-to-basics and offering face-to-face personal and business banking facilities," Mr Liddy said.
With more than three decades experience in banking, Oxenford branch manager and Gold Coast local Handley Jones said he wanted his branch to play a full role in the area's growth by providing friendly, efficient banking services.
"Knowing the customer, and their situation, is essential in providing banking services and it is something that the Bank of Queensland Oxenford team will be striving to do," Handley said.
Oxenford is the 18th branch to open under the Bank's expansion program in as many months, bringing the Bank's network to 111 branches.