Community Bank ready to fill the gap
The Jerilderie agency of the Coleambally Community Bank is now the only bank servicing the town.
It is located in the Murrumbidgee Council offices in Jerilderie St and will operate as the Bendigo Bank.
The local ANZ bank will close its doors permanently from 2pm today.
Coleambally Community Bank branch manager Chris Noack said his team is set to meet the needs of displaced ANZ account holders.
This will include a dedicated bank teller, who will begin next month.
‘‘We’ve increased capability of the agency and now the team will be able to cater for all your business needs every weekday out of the council office,’’ Mr Noack said.
‘‘A similar situation happened with bank closures in Coleambally some 17 years ago with major banks pulling out, so our decision to step up to service Jerilderie is an extension of that.
‘‘Towns need certain things to remain a town and banks are one of those things.
‘‘We look forward to helping the people of Jerilderie and district with all their banking needs — whether it is the kids’ first school banking account right through to farm loans.’’
Mr Noack said a bonus of banking with the Coleambally Community Bank branch is the chance to also support the local community.
Commissions on flagged accounts go back into community projects under the community banking scheme.
‘‘So far, the Coleambally Community Bank branches and agencies have put $1.4 million into the community,’’ he said.
Mr Noack will visit the Jerilderie agency once a week or by appointment.
Helping to provide banking services to Jerilderie are Coleambally Community Bank customer service supervisor Kate Jones, customer service officer Sarah Hardy, branch manager Chris Noack and customer service supervisor Jessica Walsh.