Coromandel MP Disappointed About BNZ Bank Closures
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Posted November 19, 2020
Coromandel Member of Parliament, Scott Simpson, says he is disappointed to hear that BNZ has decided to close its branches in Coromandel Town, Katikati, Waihi and Whangamata.
‘While I accept more and more customers are banking digitally, it is sad to see the closure of these branches across our area. These branches were staffed by locals who personally knew their customers.’
‘BNZ advise that they will help their customers with the transition. This is absolutely necessary as we have a higher proportion of people aged over 65 and in some places around the Coromandel access to the internet is not available or very limited. ‘
‘Moreover, some people simply prefer to do their banking in person. This decision removes their ability to choose and it follows hard on the heels of the removal of chequing facilities.’
‘Unfortunately, the days of knowing your banker are coming to an end.’