How do Banks Help Communities?
Since they serve a smaller area, local banks are likely to give you more personalised service. Tellers and bankers may remember your name, take time to answer questions, and make sure you're receiving the attention you deserve.
Banks also help the community with loans to individuals and small businesses. It's how local banks make most of their money, and they may offer far more affordable options than the typical big bank would. Local banks are extremely interested in helping the community prosper, as they're part of the community themselves.
Where to Bank Locally: Bank Of Queensland (BOQ)
As one of Australia's leading regional banks, Bank Of Queensland (BOQ) is also one of the few still not owned by a big bank monopoly. Each BOQ branch is typically run by local owners-managers who are part of the community they serve.
Not only is each bank location able to take control of its own growth and development, but owners know the value of personalised service when it comes to running a small business.
Local bank manager Rod Pertot has been the owner-operator of the BOQ Noosa for the past 14 years. Pertot has a big heart for community support, and he and his branch make a point of spreading the love throughout the area.
Pertot spent one morning on a BOQ Cupcake Drop, bringing cupcakes to a range of area businesses.
He took the time to publicly thank a Noosa car dealership after purchasing a new BOQ Noosa vehicle.
He's also a major sponsor of the Noosa Tigers AFL club, for which he sponsored the club's BOQ Noosa Superbox.
His branch is just as generous. First-time homebuyers can get $1,000 cashback if they purchase a home through the bank. The bank partners with BUSY AT Work to hire and train locals at the branch. Staff collected books and toys as Christmas gifts for Aussie kids who would otherwise go without.
They've even shown up to work in their pyjamas to raise awareness of their annual Banking on our Kids appeal, designed to get sick Australian children back home into their own beds.
Supporting BOQ Noosa means you're supporting all their efforts which, in turn, are providing wonderful support for the entire community. Pay a visit to BOQ Noosa today.