We are committed to achieving our purpose through building stronger communities. We see financial empowerment as a way to addressing larger societal issues such as equality and justice, poverty, domestic issues, income security and retirement.
We’ve been working on financial literacy programs in worksites and communities, through seminars, and by creating new tools.
The pandemic period has caused uncertainty amongst the workforce and has heightened many Australians’ financial stress. The plight is well documented in the media.
We’ve begun working with our members and community partners to develop a range of financial education tools and assistance. We have presented financial wellbeing seminars and workshops, offered complimentary banking reviews and deployed an interactive financial bootcamp.
This has had a profound impact on the employees, owners, and volunteers of the participating organisations.
We worked with fellow B Corp Unico Zelo and community organisation Mobo Group to pilot a broad financial program including budgeting, investing and leveraging equity. The seminars catered for a broad range of financial situations and employees were eager to attend them on an ongoing basis.
We are for and with the community. That’s what it means for us to be a B Corp. We believe we are stronger when we are together, sharing our success, opportunities and challenges. As a customer-owned bank, we are committed to changing lives through building stronger relationships and more connected communities.