Westpac closing 22 branches
Westpac is closing 22 branches around Australia as it continues to put profits before customers and staff.
Days after the banks received a slap on the wrist from the banking royal commission, Westpac is up to its old tricks, abandoning parts of its branch network in a move which will severely inconvenience thousands of customers.
Westpac plans to close branches in:
(NSW) Flemington Markets; Pennant Hills; 591 George St, Sydney; Brookvale; Sutherland; 52 Martin Place, Sydney; The Junction; Warrawong and Balgowlah.
(Qld) Coorparoo; Broadbeach; Beaudesert.
(Vic) Kangaroo Flat; Rosanna; Lalor; Bulleen; Corio; Altona Gate; Balaclava; and Benalla.
(SA) Hallett Cove.
(WA) Osborne Park South
“Hard on the heels of the release of the Banking Royal Commission report, these branch closures send a clear message to Westpac’s customers and staff: that Westpac cares more about profits than people,” said Finance Sector Union National Secretary Julia Angrisano.
“Now should be the time that banks turn their attention to rebuilding public trust but closing branches is a kick in the guts for the community,” she said.
“We know how hard the loss of a branch hits local residents, particularly the elderly and Westpac has left them in the lurch.”