Atm­con­ve­nience taken from town

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

TO­DAY the peo­ple of Biggen­den will say good­bye to their 24-hour ATM.

The auto teller ma­chine, nowin the front win­dowof Biggen­den Newsagency, will be re­moved and the glass win­dow re­in­stated.

It is less than three years since the ATM was in­stalled by The Rock but as the or­gan­i­sa­tion re­cently joined the rediATMnet­work, the dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion was made to close this ATM along with many oth­ers due to in­suf­fi­cient transactions.

John and Sue Telford of Biggen­den Newsagency said the clo­sure was be­yond their con­trol.

“The Rock was happy as the ATM was mak­ing a profit for them,” they said.

“But the new own­ers be­lieve there is not enough daily trans­ac­tion to war­rant re­tain­ing it.

“We are work­ing on a cou­ple of other banks and have a cou­ple of op­tions up our sleeve.

The cou­ple said the town­needed the con­ve­nience of be­ing able to ac­cess their mon­ey­when­ever they need it. “Hope­fully it won’t be too long.” “We will be look­ing at a 24-hour ma­chine...”

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