Westpac branch closures

Lack of customer support has been claimed as the reason behind a swathe of Westpac branch closures across NSW and Victoria announced towards the end of 2016.
On the Central Coast Westpac closed their Umina Beach branch just prior to Christmas drawing the ire of Peninsula Chamber of Commerce President Matthew Wales.
Mr Wales said the decision was corporate greed by one of the big four banks. “I am sick and tired of the big banks’ attitude to local retail centres and this decision by Westpac reinforces my view that the big banks are out of touch with local communities,” he said.
Westpac regional manager Mr Adam
Wilson confirmed that following the closure all Peninsula banking operations were being shifted to the Woy Woy branch in Blackwall Rd.
Real estate agent Tom Tregent said it was disappointing considering that Umina is such a vibrant shopping centre with several large players in town. These include major supermarkets, Woolworths, Coles, Aldi and Bunnings.
All Big 4 banks operate full branches at Woy Woy on the Peninsula with the Commonwealth also at Umina Beach.

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