THE new Meeniyan Bendigo Bank Agency will be operating from Brown Wigg as of today, (Wednesday, March 13).
The agency was previously located in Meeniyan at First National Prom Country Real Estate, however operations ceased in July 2011.
David Wigg, Michael Brown and Lucas Johnston were keen to take over the agency and return Bendigo Bank services to the local community.
Promontory District Finance Group Limited Chairman, Allen Van Kuyk, said there is a significant number of Meeniyan people who want to bank with Bendigo Bank.
“They want to bank with us because they know when they join our Community branch, the profits stay with local shareholders and are returned to the community through grants for projects or groups,” Mr Van Kuyk said.
“The more you bank with us the more we can give back to our community,” he said.
This new arrangement means that local community groups are now able to apply for funding as part of the Foster Community Grants Program.
“Our staff are undergoing extensive training to be able to provide the quality service that is synonymous with the Bendigo Bank brand,” Lucas Johnston said.
Trevor Walder has joined Brown Wigg to work primarily at the Agency in Meeniyan
and has 35 years banking experience.
The Agency will operate with ‘real time banking’. This means that customers will continue to enjoy the high level of service that Bendigo is renowned for, with same day access to funds, immediate transfer of funds between existing accounts and electronic funds transfer. As an example, you will be able to deposit funds to your account and then pay bills via the internet from home.
The Foster branch of Toora & District Community Bank® Branch is the parent branch of the Meeniyan Agency and to improve the level of support to the Agency, Branch Manager Allison Drury and her team at the Foster Branch will provide assistance and oversee the operations of the Meeniyan Agency.
Allison will be regularly available at the Meeniyan Agency to discuss all your banking needs, including business, agribusiness and equipment finance requirements.
“I urge the people of Meeniyan, who support Bendigo Bank and the Community Bank® network, to bank at the Meeniyan Agency and help to grow the business,” Mr Van Kuyk said.
Call in and see the new Agency at Brown Wigg, 110-116 Whitelaw Street, Meeniyan. The Bendigo Bank Agency is open from Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.