Get ready for Sunday banking at the Commonwealth Bank

From the 14th of October, some of the Commonwealth Bank's biggest branches will be opening their doors on a Sunday for the first time.

The lucky branches are Highpoint Shopping Centre, Werribee Plaza, Fountain Gate, Southland, Knox City and Northlands in Victoria. In Queensland, Carindale, Browns Plains and Helensville will open as will Marion in South Australia. As yet, no branches in Sydney will be opening until state government approval is given.

Each of these branches will be open from 10.30am until 3.30pm and are expected to service Sunday shoppers at some of Australia's busiest shopping centres. Many customers are expected to be busy workers who cannot find time during the week to visit a branch.

Commonwealth Bank executive Ross McEwan said, "For many of our customers Sunday is one of their busiest days, whether they are merchants or just members of the general public." He went on to say that Sunday trading is about offering flexibility and convenience to Australia's banking public.

If this experiment is successful, expect to see other large Australian Banks opening their doors more often on weekends.

If you are interested in the range of CBA products including credit cards, check out our dedicated Commonwealth Bank page here at Rate Detective.

Published on October 10-rd, 2007 in Credit Cards
Damon Rasheed is the CEO of Rate Detective, an Australian financial service comparison sites specialising in Life Insurance, Income Protection Insurance and home loans. Damon holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Melbourne and has been involved in many start-up internet businesses.