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Rebirth for Customer-Owned Bank

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 29th July 2015 -  Customer-owned bank, bankmecu will change its name in August to Bank Australia, in a move the original credit union describes as a “purpose led” transformation.…

Banking On Values

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 5th November 2014 -  In this week’s Executive Insight, Pro Bono Australia News speaks to Bankmecu’s Nikki Jordan to find out how this small Australian customer-owned bank is proving its

‘Pozible’ Banking On Social Enterprise

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th March 2014 -  Customer-owned bank, bankmecu has stepped into the online fundraising arena joining with crowdfunding platform Pozible to help fund new social enterprise projects. The campaign,…

Leader of Global Ethical Banks Alliance Calls For ‘Courage’ in Melbourne

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th March 2014 -  The head of a global collective of sustainable banks has called on financial institutions to demonstrate bravery by pursuing the triple bottom line. Peter Blom, Chair of the Global…


Creating a Thriving Social Enterprise Sector in Australia

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th February 2014 -  The Social Innovation Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Alliance (SIEEA) has developed a Manifesto as a means of collectively advocating for itself and developing its own narrative

Future Economy Group Launches

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 16th October 2013 -  Sustainable Business Australia (SBA) and Environment Victoria (EV) have announced a collaboration of progressive business leaders, from key industry sectors, called ‘The…

New National Voice for Co-ops

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 7th August 2013 -  A new body is set to provide representation of cooperative and mutual businesses at a national level, with the launch of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) in…

Melbourne to Host World Ethical Banking Conference

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 19th March 2013 -  Melbourne has been named as the host of the 2014 ethical bank conference, organised by the Global Alliance of Banking on Values (GABV). The conference will be hosted by Australian…

‘Mutuals’ Honoured in Industry Awards

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th September 2012 -  The contribution of mutuals to the financial services industry has been highlighted with the presentation of industry awards at Mutuals 2012, Abacus AM Institute Convention. Community…

Community-Owned Bank Takes Out Gong

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 6th June 2012 -  An Australian community-owned bank has been named ‘Socially Responsible Institution of the Year’ by Money magazine. Bankmecu took out the award for the most responsible…

Help for NFP Property Investments

Staff Reporter, Monday, 2nd April 2012 -  Community organisations may now be able to purchase their own property, and in turn strengthen their financial positions, following the announcement of a joint initiative between…

Uncovering the Value of Social Housing

Staff Reporter, Monday, 19th September 2011 -  In a first for the Social Return on Investment framework, a new report puts a dollar value on the social benefit created by Australia's 42,000 community houses and units. Over…
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