Bendigo Bank Announce Closure
With the recent announcement of the closure of our Bendigo Bank Agency and the Beaconsfield Agency, Kylie Clifford, Warren Groves and I travelled to Beaconsfield this week to meet with representatives from Bendigo Bank to discuss the closure of our beloved banking agency.
During the meeting, Bendigo Bank representatives acknowledged the unpopularity of their decision to close agencies nationwide. However, they expressed a willingness to hear community perspectives on the issue. Over 40 community members gathered at the Beaconsfield Uniting Church later in the day to receive an update on the meetings and show support for local banking services.
The meetings were constructive, and the representatives pledged to consider the options discussed and investigate the unique situation on Flinders Island. They will now develop a business case to present to head office and explore potential solutions. Another update is expected in approximately two weeks.