TSB celebrates return to the city with Capture the Heart of Canterbury photo competition

Next month TSB is returning to the heart of the city in Christchurch with a brand-new branch, after relocating to a temporary site following the earthquakes.  


TSB CEO Donna Cooper says the state-of-the-art branch at the Cashel Mall and Riverside Development which opens on Monday 23 November, will be the blueprint for enhancing TSB’s in-person customer experience moving forward. 


“At our new Christchurch branch you’ll feel like you’re being welcomed into the TSB home. Instead of lining up to be served you’ll be greeted at the door and guided to get the best support you need. You’ll be able to settle in and have a quality conversation about your financial needs, in a really relaxed and personal setting,” says Ms Cooper. 


“Canterbury is a key focus for TSB and the Cashel Mall and Riverside Development has quickly become the heart of Christchurch CBD, so we’re very excited to make it TSB’s new home and launch our new vision of branch care here."


“As a New Zealand-owned bank, TSB is a great supporter of the power of community, that’s one of the reasons we’re a principal partner of Tūranga, a vibrant city hub where the people of Canterbury can come together. We’re excited to build on our contribution to the revitalisation of this wonderful region with this further investment in Christchurch city.” 


To mark TSB’s new home in Christchurch at 116 Oxford Terrace, the Bank is calling on Cantabrians to help capture the heart of the region in a photo.  


“As we countdown the days to the move, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating and recognising the people who make up this amazing community we’re proud to be a part of, by entering our Heart of Canterbury photo competition,” says Ms Cooper. 


“We’re looking for an image which showcases the people who give Canterbury its vibrance. People are the heart and soul of every community, and this region has demonstrated that more than most with the challenges it’s faced over recent years, so we’re looking forward to seeing photos that encapsulate Canterbury’s remarkable spirit and pride.” 


The Heart of Canterbury photo competition is open now and people can enter by submitting their image via tsb.co.nz/heart-of-canterbury before 5pm Wednesday 4 November. Finalists will be announced on Monday 9 November and people will have the chance to vote for their favourite on the TSB website.  


“The person behind the winning image will take home a $5,000 cash prize and all finalists’ images will be put on display in the new TSB branch, so customers feel right at home when they visit the TSB team,” says Ms Cooper.  


“Tell your whānau and friends to get entering and help us Capture the Heart of Canterbury!”. 


Philippa Walker
TSB Media & Communications Manager


027 378 3759 / philippa.walker@tsb.co.nz