Bendigo Bank bringing information to town

Bendiog Bank is bring information to Condobolin

Bendigo Bank are holding an information evening Wednesday 12th of August at Western Plains Regional Development -7pm

By Anne Coffey

Paul Lenon, Manager of the Hillston Branch of the Bendigo Community Bank, will be bringing his Regional Manager Tim Butt and Agri Relationship Managers Mark Hately and John Walton  from the Rural Bank  to Condobolin on the August 12.

They will provide information and answer any questions about the services that Bendigo Bank and Rural Bank can offer.

Bendigo Bank have continued to build their relationships in rural Australia, moving in to service small communities as larger banks move out leaving a substandard service or no service in their wake. Bendigo is stepping into the void left by Westpac in Condobolin and will offer a full range of banking services on a daily basis.

Customers will be able to access all bank services daily and will be able to arrange an appointment with a manager if they require loans or other banking products.

The manager will come to Condobolin for a confidential appointment or they can have a  phone consultation if that will suffice. Loan applications are usually processed within twenty four hours.

The Agency planned for Condobolin, will be under Hillston as Parent Branch, and will be at Western  Plains Regional Development (WPRD), 18 William Street, Condobolin. The building offers disabled parking and access and privacy when required.

Tammy Bugg Executive Officer of WPRD   said , “Plans are currently underway  for the Agency to be operating within six to eight weeks.

“We have located a builder to do the refurbishment and the security arrangements necessary for a bank agency are being put in place. We are looking forward to offering this service to the community. The information session will commence at 7.00pm and drinks and nibbles will be provided. This is a great opportunity for anyone with questions to come and find out what the bank can offer them” Ms Bugg said.




Banking on Condo

The Bendigo Community Bank is opening an Agency in Condobolin.

• (Back L-R) Hillston Bank Manager Paul Lenon, WPRD Chairman Dennis Brady, WPRD EO Tammy Bugg, Mayor and Shire Representative Cr Des Manwaring. (Front) Tim Butt Regional Manager Bendigo and Anne Coffey WPRD Treasurer. MB

By Anne Coffey


The Bendigo Community Bank is opening an Agency in Condobolin.

While major banks are leaving or cutting services to rural towns the Bendigo Bank is stepping in to fill the void and maintain face to face banking services for Condobolin.

The Hillston Branch of Bendigo Community Bank has been in talks with Western Plains Regional Development to set up an Agency in Condobolin since the announcement of the closure of the Westpac In-Store.

This agreement has been finalised and it is intended that the Agency will be fully operational within 6 to 8 weeks.

The Condobolin  Bendigo Bank Agency will offer a full range of banking services, from home loans, Term Deposits, Personal Loans to savings and cheque accounts with a strong and dedicated Agri Business lending and services Department, in fact, all banking products. It will be open every day from 10am to 4pm for customers’ convenience. The bank will also offer face to face consulting with a manager for loans. An answer will be given within  24 hours.

Not only will the Agency of Bendigo Bank channel any profits back to the community through maintaining WPRD services for the community, as profits grow, small grants will be available to community groups who are bank customers.

Bendigo Bank Hillston Manager Paul Lenon  and Tim Butt, Regional Manager, where in Condobolin on Friday 17 July to meet with members of the WPRD Committee and EO Tammy Bugg to finalise details and set a schedule for the Agencies opening.

“The setting up of the Bendigo Agency will see banking services and banking profits remain local” said Chairman of WPRD Dennis Brady.

“It is a huge win for the community and WPRD to keep services in our community.”

“Council is fully supportive of WPRD’s efforts in this area and we look forward to the Agency opening,” said Lachlan Shire WPRD representative and  Mayor Councillor Des Manwaring.

An presentation for the public will be held on the 12th of August.

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