After 17 years Heritage Bank is moving to the Big Top

HERITAGE Bank's Sunshine Plaza branch will move to a new office at the Big Top shopping centre at the end of this week, the bank has announced.

In a statement, the bank said it would close up its Plaza branch, which it has had for 17 years, at close of business Friday, August 26, reopening in a temporary shopfront at the Big Top on Monday, August 29.

The temporary accommodation will be used until the branch's permanent new home at the Big Top is complete.

It expected to move into the new 'modernised' branch within weeks, with an estimate of mid-September.

The bank said the new branch was aimed at transforming the look and feel of the branch "with a sleek new design ... a new layout and greater use of technology".

The new branch would abandon the old system of rows of tellers in favour of an open plan layout with a SmartATM, a coin-counting machine and an internet banking terminal.

The bank's temporary shopfront at the Big Top would be at Shop 29. The new branch would be at Shop 35/36.