The Steering Committee for the establishment of a Bendigo Bank branch in Gerringong is appealing to the community to complete and return the surveys sent to them as part of the procedure for starting a new branch.
“It is the next critical step towards having our own community bank,” says Sandra McCarthy.
“The responses to the survey will helpthe Bendigo Bank and the Steering Committee to determine if a community bank has the potential to be successful here.
“It is therefore essential to hear from as many of our community as possible, whether or not you have made a pledge as a potential investor.”
The confidential survey, which takes only a couple of minutes to complete, asks for no financial information but rather is looking to gauge the demand for banking services.
“People might think it isn’t that important, but it is,” says Mrs McCarthy. “We need to demonstrate to Bendigo Bank that the community is right behind this initiative.”
The survey was mailed to everyone with a 2534 postcode, as well as all those who have pledged.
If a form did not arrive or it has been misplaced, they may be picked up at Gerringong Pharmacy or you can complete it online now at: http://www.afsbendigo.com.au/communitysurveys
Details: The closing date has been extended to July 31