Westpac, Australia’s first and oldest bank, is celebrating 200 years in business on 8th April. Every branch in the country will be celebrating. In Forbes, where Westpac has been open for 146 years, the celebrations will take place on Thursday, 6th and Friday, 7th April. “We will be celebrating this milestone with prizes, giveaways of Westpac promotional items, such as pens, umbrellas, key rings, stubby holders, beach towels, lollies and many more,” said Forbes Bank Manager, Shannon Crowley.
The celebrations on Thursday will be a birthday party complete with balloons, coffee and a massive cake cut at 10:30am. “All customers and the wider community are invited to attend,” said Shannon. Westpac was established in 1817 as the Bank of New South Wales.