Branch Manager Tim Evans with Alex Kruger and Kylie Hammond at the Hervey Bay Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank .
Branch Manager Tim Evans with Alex Kruger and Kylie Hammond at the Hervey Bay Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank . Alistair Brightman

Coast businessman expresses interest in opening M'boro bank

AS THE closure of Maryborough's Suncorp branch draws closer, a different bank is offering to fill the void.

Bendigo Bank's Hervey Bay Community Branch, run by a local board of Fraser Coast businessmen and women, has expressed interest in expanding it's over-the-counter services to the Heritage City.

Branch manager Tim Evans said the plan was to have a full branch operating out of the heritage city.

 

Hervey Bay Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank - Tim Evans (branch mgr.) with staff members Alex Kruger and Kylie Hammond.
Hervey Bay Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank - Tim Evans (branch mgr.) with staff members Alex Kruger and Kylie Hammond. Alistair Brightman

"Suncorp has been in Maryborough for a long period of time and one of the greatest issues with banks is they look at services from a financial perspective," Mr Evans said.

"As a community branch, 80% we make from every dollar goes back into the Fraser Coast.

"It's front of mind for us to find a way to get into town, to continue these services."

Mr Evans said there would need to be strong community support for the branch to retain a permanent position in Maryborough.

Suncorp customers can use Bendigo ATMs free of charge and access financial advice.



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