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Savings Interest Rate Changes

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We are reducing interest rates for our Christmas Savings Account (S4) by 0.15% and Pensioner Security Account (S8) for balances over $45,400.01 by 0.05%. The new rates of 0.10% (S4) and 0.20% (S8) will be effective from 20 November 2020. Further changes have been made to savings products no longer available.

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Personal Loan Checklist

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Knowing what documents you need when applying for a personal loan can be tricky. Below is a list of necessary items to help you when applying for a personal loan.

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2020 Annual General Meeting

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Published on 23 October 2020

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic this year’s Annual General Meeting will be held virtually via an online meeting platform on Wednesday, 25 November 2020 at 3:00pm and we will not be holding a physical meeting. Please also note that we are not required to send hard copies of the Notice of Annual General Meeting to members this year.

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Two-Factor Authentication, what is it and why you need it.

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With the current technology climate changing and with the advancement of software, keeping your bank accounts secure is becoming more difficult. Two-Factor Authentication (often shortened to 2FA) is not new, but it is gaining momentum as bank accounts are left exposed with weak or poorly secured passwords. Whether it be your bank accounts or social media accounts, the 2FA, also known as Two-Step Verification, provides an extra layer of security to ensure that it's you logging into your accounts.

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Slashed stamp duty gives a positive boost for first home buyers

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The new scheme released by the Australian Government for first home buyers is a game-changer and a welcome helping hand during these tough times.

For first home buyers, under the new scheme, the threshold that Stamp Duty will be charged on new homes will increase from the current $650,000 to $800,000, with the concession reducing on higher values before phasing out at $1 million. The stamp duty threshold on vacant land will rise from $350,000 to $400,000 and will phase out at $500,000.

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