Bank of Queensland becomes Townsvilles number one bank with opening of second new branch in 6 months

Bank of Queensland is now the most accessible bank in Townsville, with the Banks newest branch at North Ward giving it more points of face-to-face contact in the city than any other.

North Ward is the second new Townsville branch Bank of Queensland has opened in six months.

It continues the Banks recent expansion in the city, including the opening of a dedicated Business Banking Centre.

Bank of Queensland has inside two years doubled its representation in Townsville, now the headquarters of its north and far north Queensland operations.

The Banks ongoing commitment is especially significant as Townsville has lost 11 other bank branches over the past decade, including one from North Ward itself.

Bank of Queensland North Ward will be owner-managed by experienced Townsville banker Declan Carnes, formerly the Banks Townsville Area Manager.

It will be the only bank in North Ward and will also service the surrounding areas of Belgian Gardens, Garbutt, Yarrawonga and Pallarenda.

In opening the North Ward branch, the Mayor of Townsville, Cr Tony Mooney, congratulated Bank of Queensland on its ongoing investment in the city.

Ours is the second largest regional economy in Queensland and we are still growing, so it is vital that corporations like Bank of Queensland continue support us by providing critical social and economic infrastructure, Cr Mooney said.

This is the second new Bank of Queensland branch I have opened within a year, an indication of the strong growth not only of the Bank but of the city of Townsville.

This is an excellent outcome for our residents, Cr Mooney said.

Bank of Queenslands General Manager, Retail Donna Brown said she anticipated local residents and businesses would show their support for the North Ward branch as they had for Castletown.

In addition to being the most accessible Bank in many communities, including Townsville, what attracts a lot of customers to Bank of Queensland is our unparalleled, person2person™ customer service - things like having a real manager in all our branches, Ms Brown said.

In addition, the North Ward branch will open late on Thursday nights and on Saturdays. We invite everyone to come into North Ward to find out how Declan and his team can help you find solutions to your banking, financial and insurance needs.

BOQ North Ward is located at the North Ward Shopping Village , corner of Eyre and Gregory Streets and can be contacted on 4760 2050.