Westpac The First Bank To Open In The Viaduct
Westpac Becomes The First Bank To Open In The Viaduct
This Friday, 29 September, Westpac CEO Ann Sherry will be 'cutting the ribbon' at the first bank to open its doors in Auckland's Viaduct. The Westpac branch will be perfectly placed to service the growing business, professional and apartment client base in the area and brings the number Westpac's branches in New Zealand to 196.
44 of these Westpac branches are located in the Auckland Metro Region, and so Jason New, Westpac Auckland Metro Regional Manager, explains the importance of this region to the bank. "Our new Viaduct branch is a critical part of increasing our presence in the city of sails. As the second of three new branches to open in Auckland this year, we seeking to ensure that we are always in the right place at the right time for our customers."
Carrying a maritime theme in keeping with its waterside location, the branch will be the second to feature work from the celebrated artist Jeff Thompson, a work of art created from screen printed steel - Jeff's trade mark material, called Wash, Wake and Reflections - will hang in branch for all customers and passers by to see.
The new branch will feature an array of unique new design and sustainable development underpins all of this with 'Interface' carpet tiles, Resene Eco pains, and recyclable woven panels. Alongside with soft furnishings, lighting and signage along with Business Channel Sky TV installed to help enliven any wait times the branch is the height of customer friendly design. There is even a new space tailored to suit boardroom-style meetings, with audio visual facilities that will be available to customers on request.
New Branch Manager, Corey Sinclair, will be heading up the new branch following a successful career in personal and private banking. Alongside him will be a team of six staff, many of whom are making the move from other existing Westpac branches around Auckland.
Corey Sinclair said. "My team and I are all really looking forward to opening the doors to customers and providing local businesses and their own staff with the very best banking services, products and advice. And as a CBD resident myself I am particularly looking forward to further cementing my place as a member of the Auckland's growing city based residential community. "
Ann Sherry will officially open the new branch at a special invite only breakfast for customers. Complimentary coffee will then be served for all local business neighbours in the areas between 8.30-10.30am, and a free BBQ offered in Vodafone Plaza from 12-2pm.
To further celebrate their new location, Westpac will be offering some great opening specials from the branch including limited edition interest rates on term deposits, home loans and a prize draw to win $10,000 when opening an online saver or credit card account. These offers are exclusive to the new branch and valid for a limited period of one month only.