Our Branch

A significant amount of work and public consultation has been undertaken in relation to the feasibility of establishing the Hastings & District Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank.

A preliminary public meeting was held to discuss the Community Bank® concept and the steps required to establish a Community Bank® branch of Bendigo Bank in Hastings. As a result‚ the Company engaged an independent consultant‚ Richmond Sinnott & Delahunty to conduct a feasibility study in relation to the proposal.

The results of the feasibility study were presented to the Directors at a meeting and it was unanimously voted to proceed towards the establishment of the Hastings & District Community Bank® Branch.

With the prospectus launch in late February‚ and a massive amount of $527‚000 raised in a single night‚ the Hastings & District Community Bank® Branch officially opened on 26 June 2008 in front of a crowd of 150 ecstatic locals.

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.