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Peninsula banks close

Posted at 11:01am Thursday 19 Nov, 2020

Whangaparāoa customers of the ASB and ANZ banks at Coast Plaza will have to switch to online banking or travel to Silverdale or Ōrewa.

The ASB will go in February, after reducing opening hours earlier this year (HM July 15).

The bank says the decision results from a trend towards digital and online banking, accelerated by Covid-19.

Executive general manager Craig Sims says the bank is seeing over 65-year-olds switching to digital banking at a higher rate than any other age-group.

He says there will be no job losses.

The ASB's ATM will remain at the site.

This leaves just the Ōrewa and Silverdale ASB branches remaining on the Coast.

The ANZ Bank has already closed due to a decline in transactions across its counter.

All affected staff moved to Silverdale branch.

ANZ also has a site in Ōrewa that is open for customers on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

ANZ hopes to find a suitable place to relocate its ATM in Whangaparāoa.

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