BENDIGO BANK AGENCY
Bendigo Bank opens doors in Boyup Brook
For the people of Boyup Brook, this month’s opening of a Bendigo Bank agency at the Boyup Brook Community Resource Centre is a BIG thing.
Boyup Brook Community Resource Centre Manager Jodi Nield said the agency was a welcome addition to the community as well as providing increased employment opportunities for agency staff.
“The Bendigo Bank’s community philosophy fits very well with the CRC and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”
The new agency doors will be open for banking transactions six hours a day, five days a week. Bendigo Bank is the fifth largest Australian bank and provides a full suite of banking products and services.
Chairperson Jeff Riley said the Collie & Districts Community Bank had already shown its community to the Boyup Brook community, including significant contributions to the Ronald McDonald House, which provides accommodation for families of seriously ill children, the cancer treatment centre at the St John of God hospital in Bunbury as well as contributions to the Boyup Brook Golf Club and St John Ambulance service in town.
“These contributions are only possible through profits from banking business,” said Mr Riley. “Each loan, deposit, insurance or wealth creation product held with us contributes to an overall profit, which we are able to share with our communities through the community banking model.”
“The Collie & Districts Community Bank will soon be able to say that it has contributed $5 million to projects and infrastructure that directly benefit our communities. I don’t think there is another bank that can say that, let alone a branch of a bank”
Collie & Districts Community Bank Branch Manager Narelle Michalak said she and her staff were looking forward to helping the CRC grow banking business in Boyup Brook.
“If the community embraces Bendigo’s community banking model, we can pour those profits back into Boyup Brook in the same way we have been able to in Collie.”
“All we ask is the chance to discuss your banking and to provide the best service possible,” said Mrs Michalak. “We have well qualified staff and specialists on hand to answer all of your questions in a completely confidential and professional manner.”
Boyup Brook Community Resource Centre Chairperson Lorraine Bruyn stressed that the success of the agency hinged on community support.
“Today is the beginning of another new chapter for the Boyup Brook Community Resource Centre,” Ms Bruyn said.
“Please come on board and join us on our new journey and our community will reap the rewards.”
For more information on how Bendigo can assist with your banking, pop into the branch on Abel Street, 9.30am-3.30pm, Monday-Friday, or call 9765 1169 to make an appointment to speak with specialised staff.