29 Mar 2012

COMMUNITY BANK NEWS

Our Romsey and Lancefield branches, operating under the Bendigo's Community Bank concept, have given our local community the opportunity to secure its financial future with the knowledge that community-owned banking services are here to stay.

At a time when the big banks were pulling out of local towns, we were able to “bank-proof” our local community by opening in Lancefield in 2001 and Romsey in 2005. Our Lancefield and Romsey banks have grown to become important providers of banking services to our residents and business community. "Owned" by local residents who took out shares to support our vision of financial services in the hands of our community, our banks operate as full branches of the Bendigo Bank, with deposits and business protected by Bendigo under the normal banking arrangements that apply to all its branches.

Banking with our Lancefield and Romsey branches means you are also helping your wider community. Our branches and our community company make a significant contribution by returning a proportion of profits to local community groups through grants and sponsorships. Over the past 10 years, we have contributed about $400,000 back to the community, along with dividends to our shareholders
 

Emily Blades

emilyblades@bigpond.com 

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