Bank expands services in Nth Burnett
Bendigo sets sights on Gayndah community
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.
SCHOLARSHIP SMILES: Hannah Vicary won a Rural Bank scholarship.