Here’s a heads-up for clients of ANZ Maroubra Junction following reports that the major bank will close 19 branches permanently across NSW, Victoria and Queensland.
Randick Mayor Danny Said announced that the Maroubra branch has been affected by the closure and will service clients only until Wednesday 7 April 2021. Customers of this branch are encouraged to to get their accounts in order before the closure.
“ANZ will assist customers with alternative banking methods such as online, telephone and mobile banking options. Customer accounts that were at the Maroubra Junction branch will now be located at ANZ Eastgardens,” the mayor posted on Facebook.
ANZ’s closure will mean job losses for 100 workers, prompting Financial Sector Union National Secretary Julia Angrisan to call the decision “heartless.”
It is not known how many staff currently work at the ANZ Maroubra Junction.
The bank said that it’s shifting focus on online banking post-pandemic but Ms Angrisan said ANZ has been forcing customers to go online because it will save costs on rents and staff wages whilst boosting profits.
Reports stated that ANZ’s full-year profits in the pandemic year (2020) were at $3.76 billion.
Meanwhile, the following ANZ branches in NSW will shut down in the next few months:
- Crows Nest
- Chifley Square
- East Maitland
- Erina Fair
- Maroubra Junction
- Potts Point
- St Leonards