Graeme Willis - January 2018
It is a new year, and my wish for all Members is that 2018 is a good year.
The change to Bank First just over a month ago has been resoundingly accepted by our Members and we now look forward to continuing to deliver on our promise, as an organisation founded on strong values, ‘to support people who put others first’.
Your Board of Directors, throughout the decision making on the change to Bank First, emphasised our focus is to continue to support the education community as we have continuously since we started in 1972.
In 2018 you will see an enhanced range of products and services that we believe will enable Bank First to have greater reach, with our purpose and values resonating with new and existing Members.
As a mutual bank, a customer owned bank, this year also brings greater opportunity for the mutual bank sector to shine a light on what differentiates us from the big banks as there is now a Royal Commission being held into the banks because of their conduct; and we have also been given the opportunity to be more competitive and grow the mutual sector through the Government’s acknowledgement of some of the inequities within our regulatory environment that needed change.
Your Board of Directors, together with management and staff reiterate our commitment to put our Members first, and that we are, ‘invested in you’.