We strongly believe everyone deserves the financial freedom which comes from managing their own money and completing day-to-day transactions. It is a key part of being independent.
Our focus on assisting people living with a disability has led to us working with the disability sector to create a branch design and banking experience that is safe, comfortable and easy to navigate.
Some of the changes we’ve made are obvious, some more subtle.
We are committed to expanding the number of accessible and inclusive branches across the country through close collaboration and co-creation with our community partners and local communities.
We recently, we partnered with Autism Spectrum Australia to research how to help people with autism maintain financial independence.
Through partnerships with disability services across Australia, we’re helping to create a more inclusive and accessible community.
In Western Australia, we’ve provided a grant to Nulsen for a Youth Patrol Program to create connections between people with disabilities and school students. In South Australia we supported Bedford Group to establish a day options activity centre for people living in regional Whyalla. And in Wagga Wagga we helped The Leisure Company Disability Services purchase a new wheelchair accessible vehicle so they could provide people with a disability access to community, social, and recreational group-based activities and work skills.
We are for and with the community. That’s what it means for us to be a B Corp. We believe we are stronger when we are together, sharing our success, opportunities and challenges. As a customer-owned bank, we are committed to changing lives through building stronger relationships and more connected communities.