Bank ex­pands ser­vices in Nth Burnett

Bendigo sets sights on Gayn­dah com­mu­nity

Central and North Burnett Times - - THE FENCE POST -

THE Mun­dub­bera Com­mu­nity Bank, which op­er­ates as a fran­chise of both Bendigo Bank and the Ru­ral Bank, is ex­pand­ing its ser­vices across the North Burnett.

Branch man­ager Rob Watt said the bank re­cently held a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion in Gayn­dah to dis­cuss how to work bet­ter with that com­mu­nity.

“We had a pub­lic meet­ing to work out how we could to more and as­sist the com­mu­nity,” mr­watt said.

“We’re look­ing to ex­pand the Gayn­dah agency more in the ru­ral side of things.”

The bank is a full ru­ral bank branch of­fer­ing ru­ral lending, equip­ment fi­nance, term de­posits and more.

“Ev­ery­thing you need to do with ru­ral bank we can do.

“We are strong sup­ports of ru­ral youth, they are the fu­ture.

“Ev­ery year we sup­port kids with the Hoof and Hook com­pe­ti­tion and ter­tiary stu­dents with schol­ar­ships (such as Han­nah Vi­cary).”

The bank spon­sors events in­clud­ing the agri­cul­ture shows in the re­gion and has hosted spe­cial ru­ral events.

“Ear­lier this year we hosted a cat­tle school,” Mr Watt said.

“We put a whole two-day pro­gram to­gether for peo­ple to come along to, about the fu­ture of beef breed­ing and ge­net­ics in the area with guests such as world renowned em­bry­ol­o­gist Dr CedWise.”

Mr­watt said the bank be­ing both a ru­ral bank branch and a Bendigo Bank branch of­fered cus­tomers a unique prod­uct.

“It goes hand in hand,” Mr­watt said.

“It is unique as we can blend prod­ucts and it’s all done lo­cally.

“It means peo­ple don’t have to travel.”

Mr­watt said the bank’s staff was proud of be­ing part of the com­mu­nity.

“We are a lo­cal ser­vice and we know the lo­cal com­mu­nity,” he said.

“We un­der­stand the lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment, when cat­tle and cit­rus prices are good or bad.

“Peo­ple don’t have to travel; we come to them at their farm, at their din­ing ta­ble.”

The bank has been in Mun­dub­bera for 16 years and ser­vices the en­tire re­gion.


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