The Dandenong Ranges Community Bank® Group comprise of:
- Upwey Community Bank® Branch,
- Belgrave Community Bank® Branch,
- Cockatoo/Gembrook Community Bank® Branch,
- Emerald and Marysville agencies.
The Dandenong Ranges Community Bank® Group branches are built on the philosophy of giving back to the communities that support us.
Our business is designed to contribute to the success of the local community by helping its members via sponsorships and grants.
By simply banking with us you are helping contribute to your local community.
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Bank Leaves Town
The Upwey & District Community Finance Limited Company was formed in 1998 as a result of the closure of the only Bank in Upwey.
The Community Unites
The community united and together pledged a sum of $212k ensuring that the Upwey Community Bank® opened its doors on the 19th October 1998. A Board of volunteer directors contributes their time and expertise around their own busy schedules to manage the Franchisee Company‚ which operates the Bank.
Expansion and Growth
The Upwey Community Bank® Branch was making a profit by March 2000 which prompted the Board to expand into the neighbouring towns of Belgrave and Cockatoo in 2005.
Since then, agencies have opened in both Marysville and Emerald.
Our depositors are protected under the Australian Government’s Financial Claims Scheme (FCS) which provides protection and quick access to deposits made with a bank, building society or credit union in the unlikely event that one of these institutions fails. Find out more here.