Bank of Queensland’s branch numbers have soared to 126 this week with the opening of two more branches in fast-growing residential communities on Brisbane’s outskirts.
Bank of Queensland has the first and only bank branches at Winston Glades south of Ipswich and at Narangba just north of Brisbane, areas which have recorded phenomenal growth over the past few years and major new development to come.
The Bank has now opened four new branches in the past fortnight and will open a further four by the end of the year, taking total branch numbers to 130.
The Winston Glades branch was opened by Acting Mayor of Ipswich, Cr Paul Pisasale and Narangba by Mayor of Caboolture Shire Cr Joy Leishman, their involvement highlighting the importance of the branches to their local communities.
The Bank’s General Manager, Retail, Donna Brown, said the Bank’s confidence in growing areas like Winston Glades and Narangba was a vivid contrast to the big banks, which had left many local communities high and dry.
“Narangba, with its population expected to swell from 8,000 to 14,000 over the next two years, is the perfect place for us to open a branch and despite its amazing growth and calls by residents, has been overlooked by the other banks,” Ms Brown said.
“Winston Glades and Narangba join the 33 communities throughout the State which have welcomed new Bank of Queensland branches in the past 18 months.
“The owner-managers of both branches are looking forward to getting to know their local communities and personally providing them with the level of service for which Bank of Queensland is famous.
“I would encourage all residents, especially non-customers, to visit these new branches and see what our renowned person2person™ service is all about.
“The growing number of businesses in Winston Glades and Narangba will also benefit from having a local branch manager who is always here to help them and who genuinely cares about their needs,” Ms Brown said.