Yes. We’ve been in business since 1957 and we are one of the strongest small banks in Australia.
We are regulated in the same way as every bank in Australia. Deposits are guaranteed by the Australian Government. Learn more.
As a customer owned bank, we are 100% owned by our customers - we have no external shareholders. In fact, our customers all hold one equal share in the bank.
Most other banks are 'investor owned' which means they are controlled by, and answer to, a small group of shareholders (who don’t even have to be customers). These banks focus on making profit for their shareholders above all else.
What’s important to know is that as soon as you join us, we are accountable to you.
Our profits are invested back into providing benefits to our customers such as supporting projects that do good, not harm, for people and the planet plus fair fees, rates, products and services. Our customers all have a say what our Impact Fund support on and the industries in our Responsible Banking Policy. Every customer is also a part owner of our Conservation Reserve.