Allora branch of NAB turning 125
WHEN National Australia Bank opened its Allora branch for the first time, Australia's total population was fewer than 3 million and the country was yet to have its first prime minister.
Now, it continues to serve the people of Allora with smiling faces behind the counter and a considerable history behind it.
Tomorrow, the branch marks its 125th birthday, so the crew at the Herbert St branch are celebrating today with coffee and cake.
Branch manager Kellie Robson invited anyone and everyone to drop in from 10.30am and share a celebratory bite.
"You don't have to bank with us, we just have generations of people banking here so anyone and everyone is welcome - we'd love to have you here," Ms Robson said.
"NAB is part of the rich history of the region, having provided support to generations of local residents and businesses through good times and bad."
Opened in 1888, the branch has been at its present site since the 1960s and this April is gets a revamp that will include a new internet banking kiosk to help customers to access online banking facilities easily and securely.
Ms Robson said she was excited about the upcoming improvements and saw only success in the future.
"NAB Allora has helped many in the community reach their financial goals, opening their first account, buy their first home, finance family life, approaching retirement or anywhere in between," Ms Robson said.
"NAB Allora store facilities include a fresh, open-plan layout, convenient banking kiosk, nearby ATM facilities and express cheque and banking deposit facilities."
Kellie and her team invite residents to come in and talk about a full range of services from savings accounts and credit cards to home, business and personal loans.
Drop into the Allora NAB branch in Herbert St today from 10.30am and enjoy a coffee and cake to celebrate the branch turning 125.