The Directors of Macquarie Credit Union and Regional Australia Bank are pleased to
announce the commencement of merger discussions, merging the two-longstanding member owned banking organisations based in regional Australia, with a strong representation in the
central western region of New South Wales
Macquarie Credit Union Chairman David Rootes comments on the proposed merger ‘Merging
with Regional Australia Bank provides an exciting opportunity for Macquarie Credit Union,
members in a rapidly changing economic climate. Investing in digital banking services whilst
continuing to provide traditional branch-based banking at a local level remains at the forefront
of our priorities. The sustained success of both Macquarie Credit Union and Regional Australia
Bank throughout almost 60 years clearly shows that the community values local banking,
where decisions are made right here within the region and the focus is on people before
The combined entity will have an asset size of over $3.35bn and will be focused on delivering
immediate tangible financial and non-financial benefits to existing members of both entities as
a result of this unity.
‘As mutual entities, we are committed to investing back into our regions, both responsibly and
sustainably. We continue to seek ways to empower all regional Australians through our
customer owned banking services.’ says Graham Olrich, Regional Australia Bank Chairman.
‘Our purpose is to become the trusted bank for all regional Australians, and with the unity with
Macquarie Credit Union, we are one step closer to that goal’.
With greater product diversification, simplified fee structures and competitive pricing, members
will enjoy an even greater, sustainable, customer owned banking experience.
It is proposed that the merged organisation will continue to operate both Regional Australia
Bank and Macquarie Credit Union brands in their respective locations
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