The opening of Bank of Queensland’s 129th branch at Redland Bay, south of Brisbane, has doubled the Bank’s branches in Redland Shire in under two years.
Bank of Queensland’s renowned face-to-face banking services are now the most accessible to local residents and businesses.
The Bank’s last branch opening for 2003 – at Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast on December 31 – will allow the Bank to meet its goal of having 130 branches by the end of the year – nine months earlier than its original promise.
The Redland Bay branch was officially opened by the Mayor of Redland Shire, Cr Don Seccombe, who welcomed Bank of Queensland’s commitment to the local community over many years.
“This branch – a brand new local business employing five local people – is another welcome expression of business confidence in Redland Shire,” Cr Seccombe said.
“Not only is it good news economically, but it improves residents’ access to quality banking and other essential services — absolutely critical to maintaining our enviable lifestyle as the Shire’s population swells from 118,000 to an estimated 140,000 over the next ten years.
“As a businessman myself, I can appreciate the enormous importance of quality face-to-face banking for businesses, especially the Shire’s 3,500 small businesses,” Cr Seccombe said.
Managing Director David Liddy said Bank of Queensland’s commitment to Redland Shire – the Bank last year also opened branches at Victoria Point and Birkdale– was unequalled by any other bank.
“Bank of Queensland now has six branches servicing local residents and businesses, bringing real person2person™ service back to the community.
“This commitment contrasts sharply with the big banks which, despite the Shire’s high and sustained level of growth during the past decade, have closed ten branches down here,” Mr Liddy said.
Bank of Queensland Redland Bay will be owner-managed by local businessmen Daniel Connor, also owner-manager of the Bank’s Victoria Point branch, and Scott Davis, who will be the full-time in-branch manager.
“I am looking forward to offering excellent service to Redland Bay customers and providing a place where people can once again have a person2person™ relationship with their branch manager,” Mr Davis said.
“We invite everyone to come into the branch and actually experience Bank of Queensland’s friendly, top-quality customer service and find out about our full range of personal and business banking and insurance products,” Rod said.
Bank of Queensland Redland Bay is located at 131 Broadwater Terrace, and can be contacted on 3829 1696.