Commonwealth Bank is running late for Christmas

12 December 2006

Some of the Commonwealth Bank’s busiest branches in major shopping precincts across Australia will extend trading hours in the lead up to Christmas.

More than sixty-five branches nationally will operate later on Thursday 14th and 21st, and Friday 15th and 22nd of December.

The extended trading hours are part of the Bank’s commitment to providing greater convenience, accessibility and customer service, which has also seen many of its busiest branches open their doors for Saturday trading since July.

According to the Group Executive for Retail Banking Services, Mr Michael Cameron, extended trading in December is all about offering greater convenience to our customers.

"Christmas goes hand in hand with late night shopping. We want to ensure that when busy shopping centre locations are open late for the convenience of customers, then so are we."

"Extending our trading hours in December is part of responding to our customers and taking tangible steps to improve our service, by letting our customers do business with us how they want, when they want," Mr Cameron said.

The majority of participating branches will open until 7.00pm (local time) across the period however others may only open until 5.30pm or 6.00pm on select evenings depending on shopping centre trading hours.

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For further information, please contact:

Bryan Fitzgerald
General Manager, Media and Issues Management
Ph: (02) 9378 2663
Mb: 0414 789 649 

Notes to Editors:

The Branches that will have extended trading hours in December are:

VIC: Southland Centre Cheltenham, Northland Centre, Doncaster Shoppingtown, Karingal, Chadstone Centre, Dandenong Plaza, Fountain Gate, Knox City Shopping Centre, Chirnside Park; Mildura Centre Plaza, Epping, Highpoint Shopping Centre and Werribee Plaza Shopping Centre.

NSW: Roselands, Centro Bankstown, Pagewood, Macquarie Centre North Ryde, Miranda, Westfield Shoppingtown Hurstville, Broadway, Macarthur Square Campbelltown, Westfield Shoppingtown Liverpool, Carlingford, Castle Towers Castle Hill, Warringah Mall, Westfield Parramatta, Westpoint Marketown Blacktown, Westfield Shoppingtown Parramatta, Plumpton Marketplace, Penrith Plaza, Fairfield, Westfield Tuggerah, Erina Fair, Park Beach Plaza Coffs Harbour, Kotara, Charlestown Square, Stockland Supercentre Glendale and Stockland Shellharbour.

QLD: Toombul Shoppingtown, Indooroopilly Shoppingtown, Stafford City, Morayfield, Garden City, Carindale, Loganholm, Browns Plains, Tweed City Shopping Centre, Helensvale, Pacific Fair Broadbeach, Maroochydore, Kawana Waters.

ACT: Belconnen Mall and Tuggeranong.

SA: Elizabeth, Marion Shopping Centre, Noarlunga Centre, Kilkenny Shopping Centre, Rundle Mall Adelaide and West Lakes.

WA: Claremont, Rockingham City, Bullcreek, Clarkson, Whitford and Warwick, Murray St & Forrest Place Perth.

TAS: Glenorchy.

The Commonwealth Bank is Australia’s most accessible and convenient bank with a service network that enables customers to access their money whenever they want, wherever they are. As well as having more than 40 per cent more ATM outlets than its nearest competitor, access to online banking via NetBank and a range of personal banking services at Australia Post agencies, customers can also access a 24 hours, seven days a week telephone banking.