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.
"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.