LAVINGTON Square shopping centre has been left without a big bank presence with ANZ confirming plans to close the doors on February 6 next year.
The move was confirmed by the bank on Tuesday with a spokesperson stating almost half of its Lavington customers were already using existing branches in Albury and Wodonga.
“We have been responding to this change by making sure we provide the services our customers use most and reconfiguring our branch network to focus on where demand is greatest,” they said.
“Customers can continue to visit us at our Albury branch, 579 Dean Street, or our Wodonga branch, corner of Elgin Boulevard and High Street.
“Over the next few months we will be working closely with our Lavington customers to help make the transition as smooth as possible.
“These have been difficult decisions and we apologise for the inconvenience we know this will cause some of our customers.”
The Border Mail has sought confirmation on how many staff will be impacted by the Lavington branch closure.
The ANZ has been on an “accelerated branch closure” strategy since 2017 with Lavington among 12, mostly in regional areas, to be closed this year.
Meanwhile, the Westpac bank building nearby in Urana Road will be auctioned on Friday with the NAB and Commonwealth banks in Lavington both situated in Griffith Road.
Westpac renewed a five-year lease on the Urana Road building in 2016 and a Commonwealth Bank building in Dean Street will be auctioned on December 12.
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