COME IN: Bendigo Bank has easy all-ability access from the undercover carpark at the Echelon building.
COME IN: Bendigo Bank has easy all-ability access from the undercover carpark at the Echelon building. Trish Bowman

Bendigo makes banking easier

BENDIGO Bank in Yeppoon opened its doors in November and is already looking to see what more it can do for the Capricorn Coast community.

Customer relationship branch manager Rachel Harper said it was an exciting time for the community she called home.

"I live in Yeppoon with my partner and two children and have witnessed first-hand the synergies between not-for-profit groups, clubs and organisations in this community,” Ms Harper said.

"The community ethos here on the Coast fits beautifully with Bendigo Bank's commitment to local communities.

"As part of their charter to operate as a Bendigo Community Bank, 80 per cent of all profits must be put back into the community.

"On the Capricorn Coast, this has helped the initial funding for the Anzac Memorial Walk at Emu Park, the purchase of the training sailing boat Bendigo for the Capricornia Cruising Yacht Club and the establishment of the Hartley Street Sports and Recreation Precinct.

"Bendigo Community Bank has also supported Wesley Hall Trophy winner Capricorn Coast Football Club, the Yeppoon and Emu Park golf clubs and the Keppel Bay Sailing Club with a $20,000 donation towards the purchase of new sails and storage covers, just to name a few.”

Now that a branch has opened its doors in the Echelon Arcade in Yeppoon, Ms Harper said she was looking forward to helping businesses, groups, individuals and clubs with a full range of banking services.

"We have a fabulous location in the arcade at the Echelon building on our beautiful Yeppoon foreshore,” she said.

"We have plenty of convenient undercover parking available in the Echelon building carpark, which is easily accessed by people of all ability from the road-level elevator where Echelon reception is located that brings you right to our door.”

Ms Harper said the Capricorn Coast had benefited from $1.6 million that Bendigo had reinvested back into the community since the Emu Park branch opened 12 ago.

"Now we have a branch in Yeppoon as well, I look forward to seeing even more funds reinvested back into our community,” she said.

"The concept is very simple, the more support the bank receives from the community, the more the bank can put back into that community.

"Situated in the heart of the foreshore development and with the ability to put more money back into the community, it really is quite an exciting time to become involved with a Bendigo Bank Community Bank Branch and be the change.”

Bendigo Bank is the fifth largest full-service retail bank in Australia, is recognised as Australia's most trusted bank and can offer all the services the other banks do, including business banking.