I have recently been notified that the BankSA has made the decision to close the Mannum Branch, effective Monday 16 December 2022.
I was extremely disappointed to learn of this decision as I believe face to face banking services are vitally important to regional communities like Mannum.
I have written to the Head of Corporate Affairs at BankSA and suggested that Bank executives think long and hard about their commitment to rural, regional and remote Australians.
The removal of banking services undermines the viability of regional towns who punch above their weight in terms of economic contribution to our nation, and to the profitability of our Banking sector.
At a time when Australians are still recovering from an unprecedented pandemic and adjusting to concurrent inflation and interest rate rises while Banks continue to enjoy a period of comfortable profitability, the decision to withdraw services from regional Australia is utterly unacceptable.
On behalf of the Mannum community have requested that BankSA reconsider this appalling decision.
TONY PASIN MP
MEMBER FOR BARKER
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT
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