The Greater Building Society will open a new branch at Robina Town Centre on Saturday, August 8.
At the opening of the branch, manager Renee Ferguson will present Starlight Children’s Foundation with a cheque from the Greater Charitable Foundation for $110,000 to enable fortnightly visits by Captain Starlight to Gold Coast University Hospital as well as regular visits to Tweed Hospital and eight other regional NSW hospitals for 12 months.
Ms Ferguson said the new, larger, customer centric branch at Robina Town Centre had been leased for five years and will help The Greater to grow its Gold Coast customer base. She said it will enable The Greater to better offer local people straightforward home loans and other financial services in a more relaxed atmosphere. The branch has a larger customer space and will feature concierge style customer service as well as a self-service zone with ipads.
“The Greater has been on the Gold Coast for more than 10 years now and we’re here to stay with great rates, low fees and community support,” Ms Ferguson said.
As well as supporting Starlight, the building society is also supporting local, grass roots netball in the Gold Coast Region.
Captain Starlight’s visits are a diversional therapy program using games and play to take sick kids minds off being in hospital. The Greater Charitable Foundation has so committed almost $700,000 to this and Starlight’s wish granting programs to help more than 13,500 kids in Queensland and NSW since 2011. The Greater Charitable Foundation is funded by the profits of the Greater Building Society to fund charities improving the lives of families.
The customer owned Greater Building Society has been providing banking services to customers since 1945 and has assets worth more than $5 billion. It is the current winner of the national Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Award for Best Building Society.