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CommBank back in action

COMMONWEALTH Bank customers can get back to their usual banking routine as of today.

A shipping container, converted into a mobile branch, now sits in the Whitsunday Shopping Centre carpark, having been trucked all the way from Sydney.

Central Queensland area manager Rebecca Morris said the pop-up facility was almost as functional as a regular branch.

“The main difference to a store front is our limited ability to hold coin,” she said.

“But we’re able to open accounts, we can transact, we have an ATM that can take deposits, so really we’re very close to being a full branch.”

Ms Morris said the mobile branch would be here “as long as we need it”.

“Obviously it’s not a solution for the longer term, but we’re working very hard to come up with a more perminant solution over the coming months,” she said.

The branch will resume normal hours, being 9.30am to 4pm from Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 5pm on Friday.

Customers of other banks are able to use the Commonwealth Bank ATM.

The branch staff expressed their sorrow for all those impacted.

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