Goulburn Post

Big on products, big on service, and big on local banking

Five of the six staff with a combined banking experience of more than 100 years, working at Community Bank Boorowa. Picture supplied
Five of the six staff with a combined banking experience of more than 100 years, working at Community Bank Boorowa. Picture supplied

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Belinda Reid, Chair of Boorowa Community Financial Services Limited, operators of Community Bank Boorowa, has announced plans to broaden the reach of community banking across the region and to expand the range of services and community strengthening initiatives on offer to customers.

Ms Reid said it's important to know that your local Community Bank can provide for all your banking needs.

"We offer a full banking service from six staff with a combined banking experience of more than 100 years, delivering the products and technology you'd expect from a big bank - but with the personal service you may have been missing.

"In a changing banking landscape, Community Bank Boorowa offers direct phone and email contact to our branch, in-branch and mobile home lending options with digital application capability, access to specialised experienced Agri Finance lenders and business and commercial lending.

"It's all about building relationships and delivering what local customers want in the way they want it," she said.

It is this approach that has helped Bendigo Bank become one of Australia's most trusted brands.

Belinda Reid, Chair of Boorowa Community Financial Services Limited. Picture supplied
Belinda Reid, Chair of Boorowa Community Financial Services Limited. Picture supplied

"We're better than a big four bank because we are bigger for what matters most to customers.

"For your money, for your business, for your community and for you."

Bank local

Community banking is based on a 'profit-with-purpose' model, which means profits are returned directly to the community that has generated them.

"We may have grown into Australia's fifth biggest retail bank with more than 2.5 million customers nationally, but our heritage remains firmly local, as does our focus," Ms Reid said.

Community Bank Boorowa was established 23 years ago and is a locally owned and operated franchise.

"Everyday our customers help change lives, simply by doing their banking with us which has meant that we have been able to provide more than $3 million in sponsorships, scholarships, grants and other benefits to the local community over that time.

"In fact, community contributions in 2022/3 alone totalled $78,800," she said.

Look out for the new signage coming soon to 32 Marsden Street, Boorowa. Picture supplied
Look out for the new signage coming soon to 32 Marsden Street, Boorowa. Picture supplied

Far and wide

The signs are strong for Community Bank Boorowa which has become increasingly popular with customers from all around the district, a fact that is understandable given they are an easy drive with abundant parking and are surrounded by excellent coffee shops and great places to eat and shop.

"In recognition of our growing customer footprint, we are looking to extend our annual student scholarship program to include applicants from Yass, along with considering community grants for clubs and other community groups who choose to do their banking with us," Ms Reid said.

"We are also currently recruiting to expand our mobile home lending service and remain committed to serving the Yass community from our hub in Boorowa assisted by our digital capabilities and backed up with face-to-face banking on the occasions that customers still need to drop in."

The Community Bank Boorowa is digital by design, but human when it matters. Drop in and meet the staff soon at 32 Marsden Street, Boorowa or you can call the branch on (02) 6385 3277.