Global Travel Media » Blog Archive Shutting down and leaving town: Call for stories about regional bank closures | Global Travel Media

Home » Business News » Currently Reading:

[sam id="86" codes="true"]

Shutting down and leaving town: Call for stories about regional bank closures

December 6, 2021 Business News No Comments

grayscale photo of ATM machineConsumer group CHOICE is calling for people across Australia to share their stories about regional banking. 

“Many Australians live in a regional area and even more people have loved ones who live in and rely on the regions. It’s essential that people can access banking services in the bush,” says CHOICE Banking campaigner Patrick Veyret. 

“The government has established a task force to assess the impact of bank branch closures on regional communities. CHOICE is writing a submission that will call for fair access to banking services for everyone. As part of this, we want to include real stories from people affected by or worried about access to banking services.” 

“Since June 2017, there have been over 500 bank branch closures in regional Australia. A branch closure can be devastating for the local community. It may mean that you have to drive hours to access a bank branch or that the only ATM in town is a private one with a large fee to withdraw cash.” 

“We want to show the Federal Government why communities care about fair access to banks and ATMs in the regions.” 

“As the shift to online banking accelerates, we need to ensure nobody is left behind. The government is going to hear from the big four banks, so we need to ensure they hear from communities and consumers impacted by their decisions to close branches and remove ATMs.”

CHOICE is asking for people to share their stories about regional banking here: www.choice.com.au/regionalbanking

CHOICE will be presenting consumer stories to the Regional Banking Taskforce

0 0 votes
Article Rating

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Comment on this Article:







Subscribe To Receive Our Daily Global Travel Media Newsletter

The FIRST Australian-based news alert is to be delivered every Morning to your Inbox before you arrive at your desk.

Sponsor / Partners

Luxury Traveller by Robert La Bua – SideBar  Position -1
Top 25 Restaurants

 

ADVERTISEMENTS

Back To School Sale! Up to 50% OFF – Huawei Tower Banner

ADVERTISEMENTS

ADVERTISEMENTS

ADVERTISEMENTS

ADVERTISEMENTS

TravelManagers Tower Banner Nov

GLOBAL TRAVEL MEDIA VIDEOS

 

 

 

TravelManagers Tower 2 300x600px

Advertisments

TravelManagers NOV Leader / Footer Banner
Global Travel Media
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x
%d bloggers like this:
Global Travel Media
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x
%d bloggers like this:
sitemap