October 6, 2021
Rumours about the imminent closure of Kingaroy’s ANZ Bank have been swirling for months but now it has been confirmed … the branch will close in March next year.
ANZ will be the third bank to pull out of the town, with Suncorp departing in 2017 and the Bank of Queensland branch closing in August this year.
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington said ANZ was abandoning its regional customers.
“The South Burnett continues to be hit with bank closures,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“I have been advised that ANZ Kingaroy will close its doors in March 2022, leaving behind thousands of business, community group and individual customers.
“This will be the third ANZ branch to leave my Nanango Electorate, with Kilcoy and Toogoolawah also closed over recent years.
“Unfortunately, this is now the common theme for the big banks, who believe they can service their customers just as well online.
“However, it will also be necessary for community groups, businesses and many individual customers to have access to face-to-face banking services.
“And we all know that many people in regional areas have poor internet connection, or no computer access at all, so internet banking isn’t always the answer.”
“I am hugely disappointed with the ANZ Bank and their decision to strip services from the South Burnett,” Mrs Frecklington said.