Thursday, October 19, 2017
ADV-GMCU-Mooroopna

Standing by the community

Editor May 31, 2017
CUSTOMER OWNED BANKING… GMCU Mooroopna member service officer, Josie Romeo, branch manager, Sharna Papoulis and member service officer, Maddison Schultz. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

CUSTOMER OWNED BANKING… GMCU Mooroopna member service officer, Josie Romeo, branch manager, Sharna Papoulis and member service officer, Maddison Schultz. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

JUST as Mooroopna is hitting its straps with a variety of boutique new businesses helping to create a really unique village feel, ANZ bank has announced they will be closing their Mooroopna branch. This kind of news is alarming. It rocks local confidence and sends a very negative message out to small businesses in the area.

I met with GMCU Mooroopna branch manager, Sharna Papoulis to discuss her thoughts. Throughout the period I visited her, customers streamed in and out of the branch, joking playfully with the team there. The connections made between so many of the staff and clients are beautifully familiar and very warm, in an old fashioned kind of way.

Sharna said, “Mooroopna is a thriving little community with a lovely energy which is translated through the businesses that are growing and developing here. The team here at GMCU really want to assure our customers that we are committed to the community of Mooroopna and we’re here to stay. The truth is, as a member owned banking facility, we’re not focused on profits, we’re focused on people and in turn, that works for everyone.”

If you are an ANZ customer who is worried about local banking in Mooroopna, drop in and talk to the friendly staff at GMCU in McLennan Street, Mooroopna or phone 5825 1999 to talk to the team about your banking needs.