Community campaign stops Westpac branch closing

A community campaign, reported for the last two weeks in Gossip, has been successful in stopping Westpac bank from closing the Gardens branch in Dunedin. This is the first time in recent memory that a major bank has stepped away from closing a branch after listening to and taking on board the concerns of the local community and staff.

“This is a fantastic outcome for our community. Retaining a bank branch will assist in the ongoing development of our area,” said local business campaign coordinator Cindy King. “This decision will help to restore the communities trust in Westpac and shows that they have listened to our concerns.

“This campaign demonstrates the power of local communities. While banks are big and profitable, at the end of the day local communities are the customers and banks need to be responsive to the communities needs,” said King.

Finsec campaigns Director Andrew Campbell said “Westpac bank has closed over 200 branches in New Zealand since 1994. Bank workers and local communities have had enough of branch closures, that is why we campaigned to save this branch”.

“This campaign shows that when workers and the community stand together we can change the banks for the better,” said Campbell.

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