The announcement of our new branch in Rockhampton has been welcomed by civic leaders and locals, particularly in light of recent departures of other financial institutions from the area.
Our Chief Executive Officer, Aaron Newman, says the new location is strategically located to provide an essential service to residents, while offering growth opportunities to benefit Members.
“As a member-owned bank that started as a Mount Isa based credit union and now has 27 branches throughout Queensland, we are committed to supporting regional communities,” says Mr Newman.
“Our competitive financial services offer a genuine alternative to the big banks, and we provide a personalised customer experience to our Members.
“The prospect of growing our existing membership base within the Rockhampton region is exciting for us, as our continued growth means we can reinvest our profits into Member services and the communities that support us.”
Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said the announcement comes at an opportune time.
“We warmly welcome Queensland Country Bank to our community – they bring with them a long history and a good understanding of the needs of regional Queenslanders,” Mayor Strelow said.
“While we are all still reeling from COVID-19 we are also seeing growth in many sectors. We certainly wish them well as they become a part of the fabric of our economy.”
The branch will be located in the Rockhampton CBD and is expected to open in November 2020.
“We’ve chosen a convenient and visible location in an area that locals are accustomed to doing banking,” says Mr Newman.
Mr Newman says Queensland Country Bank is also committed to supporting the communities in which it operates through sponsorships and grant funding.
“We’re looking forward to employing locals and getting to know the community organisations that support the Rockhampton community,” he says.
“Applications are now open for the 2021 Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grants and we encourage not-for-profit organisations to visit our website to check the eligibility criteria and submit an application.
“We’ve had some great outcomes from our sponsorships and grant programs throughout Queensland, and we’re pleased we can now extend that support here in Rockhampton.”
Our new Rockhampton branch will be our 28th branch to open. To find out more you can visit here or if you'd like to discuss any of this information, you can contact us here or call us on 1800 075 078.