ROCHESTER has lost a bank branch after Commonwealth Bank announced it would close its outpost in the town.
Bank staff cited a 50 per cent drop in transactions over the past five years, and lease expiry, as reason for the closure.
Regional general manager David Castle said there would be no job losses as a result of the closure.
Mr Castle said Rochester employees would be offered redeployment opportunities, including in nearby branches, or over the phone.
He said Rochester customers who preferred to bank face-to-face could still access branches at Echuca and Kyabram.
Mr Castle said customers could also bank at the Rochester Australia Post, which could handle withdrawals, deposits and bill payments.
The Rochester Commonwealth Bank branch will conduct its final day of trade on Friday July 30.
The town still has a Bendigo Bank.
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