Business banking, done the regional way
Across Australia’s rural and regional towns, many local bank branches have closed in recent years. To make life easier for people who still need to do daily or weekly banking, Bank@Post is available at thousands of Post Offices around the country.
Video: The Australia Post logo sits in the bottom right corner. Text: "Sarah Evans, Strathfieldsaye Bakery, and Bank@Post customer." A blonde woman stands inside a bakery. Text: “Find out how Bank@Post is helping Strathfieldsaye Bakery stay in their community.” Sarah and three other women work behind the bakery counter. Footage of the town of Strathfieldsaye is shown, including a sign that lists out shops at the Strathfieldsaye Hub. An aerial shot of the regional landscape is shown. In a post office, Sarah counts out money, then puts her card in an EFTPOS machine. She waves as she leaves.
Audio: Sarah: My name’s Sarah, this is Strathfieldsaye Bakery in regional Victoria and I am the bakery manager. Recently, our local bank closed, so we haven’t got any banks out here in regional Strathfieldsaye anymore, so Bank@Post has just been a great service for our local community and for our local businesses. We use it as a one stop shop really. While we can deposit and withdraw, we also get our parcels delivered there. It’s just such a great resource being 10km out of Bendigo as well, it saves local business owners or just the local community having to commute out of town all the time when they can just pop to the Post Office, it’s great. I think a lot of the older people in our community really appreciate the security that they feel when they’re going in to do their banking, so it’s been a really vital service for us to have out here.
Video: The Australia Post logo appears on a red background.
- Bank@Post provides a valuable community service in regional and rural communities where local bank branches have closed.
- There are 3,500 Post Offices around Australia that offer Bank@Post services, with links to over 80 banks and financial institutions.
- At a Bank@Post outlet, customers can make withdrawals, deposit cash and cheques, and make balance enquiries.