NEDLANDS’ ANZ bank will shut its doors on April 30 due to a demand from customers for increased online and ATM services.
ANZ’s SA and WA general manager Larissa Beeson said there was an increasing trend across many of their services to move to digital options for easier access, including government systems like MyGov, Medicare and the Australian Taxation Office.
“The decision to close the branch is one we did not come to quickly and we apologise for the inconvenience we understand this will cause some of our customers,” she said.
“Of our customers who had their home branch at Nedlands, less than 10 per cent use the branch for their transactions with more than 79 per cent preferring online options such as the ANZ app on smart phones, watches and tablets as well as internet banking and ATMs.”
ANZ wrote to customers on March 4 to inform them of the branch closure.
“Customers who use our branch will be able to continue their face-to-face banking at our Claremont branch located less than 4km away or our Subiaco branch located just over 4kms away,” she said.