Local Bank Owners Celebrate First Year in Geebung

Tuesday, 24/02/2009

Geebung’s only locally-owned bank, Bank of Queensland, achieved a major milestone this month, celebrating its first birthday under current Owner-Managers Sean and Angela O’Donoghue. 

When they bought the branch a year ago, Sean and Angela made a promise to give the community a unique local banking service and said they are proud to say they’ve kept that promise. 

“It’s been an exciting twelve months for us here at our branch, getting to know the local residents and businesses and being able to offer them better banking services to meet their needs,” Sean said. 

“We like to think that our branch is playing a major part in the ongoing development of Geebung by offering real, personalised service and competitive banking products for customers in the area. 

“As the new owners, Angela and I have really enjoyed building strong relationships with our customers and genuinely becoming part of the local community. 

“We are currently sponsors of the Geebung Bowls Club and Geebung Light Horse Support Group and last year sponsored a vehicle driven by local police in the 2008 Endeavour Foundation Car Rally.” 

Sean is also the Director of the Brisbane North Leads Networking Club who meet locally every Wednesday and an active member of Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce and Nudgee Golf Club. 

Angela said she thinks local people have realised that BOQ Geebung is different to the other banks. 

“We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from our customers about how much they value the return of friendly, face-to-face banking at our branch,” Angela said. 

“It really is a different experience when you can truly look after your customers’ needs – you have so much more control but also more responsibility than as a corporate branch manager.” 

Sean and Angela, who have an impressive 46 years’ of combined banking experience, are assisted at their branch by son Ryan and other customer service team members Vicki O’Malley, Jenny Miller and Jenny Flanagan. 

“We would like to thank the local community for their support so far and look forward to another great year ahead at BOQ Geebung,” Sean said. 

Bank of Queensland Geebung is located at Shop 2, 106 Robinson Road and can be contacted on 3216 2688. Sean can also be contacted directly on 0488 007 442.