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Australians urged to switch up their banking on International Credit Union Day

Australians urged to switch up their banking on International Credit Union Day

By on October 19, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals is urging Australians to mark International Credit Union Day by looking for a better deal on their banking. “Competitive rates are business as usual for the nearly 80 credit unions and mutual banks across the land,” says the CEO of the Business Council of Co-ops and Mutuals, Melina […]




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“Ask Alison” – Strengthening the Board and Management’s Relationship

“Ask Alison” – Strengthening the Board and Management’s Relationship

By on October 12, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

This is the first in a series of blogs by Alison Gaines FAICD Managing Partner Asia Pacific, Gerard Daniels. She will provide board governance tips for BCCM members. The relationship between management and the Board should be a partnership, with each understanding their unique role and contribution to the performance of the organisation. Critical for […]




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Growth is simply not enough

Growth is simply not enough

By on October 3, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Post by Chris Mason, Next Level Research E: cmason@nextlevelresearch.com.au W: www.nextlevelresearch.com.au A record run of economic growth The numbers are impressive, with the June quarter ABS figures showing 26 years of uninterrupted economic growth. In the past decade alone Australia’s GDP has grown by an average of 2.5% per year despite the global financial crisis, the […]




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RACQ bank launch shows way forward for competition: BCCM

RACQ bank launch shows way forward for competition: BCCM

By on September 25, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

The creation of an innovative full-service bank spun out of the RACQ shows the way forward to greater competition for the banking sector, says the CEO of the Business Council of Co-ops and Mutuals, Melina Morrison. “It shows what Australians can do with the mutual model when they have access to capital,” says Ms Morrison. […]




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Member-owned firms clean up in top 10 list

Member-owned firms clean up in top 10 list

By on September 8, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

4 in 10 of Australia’s largest private firms by revenue are member-owned, including: The largest private firm based in Western Australia: CBH group (ranked 3rd overall) The second largest NSW private company: HCF (6th) The third largest in Victoria: Devondale Murray Goulburn (7th) The third largest in Queensland: Queensland Sugar (10th) These 4 entities alone […]




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BCCM members prominent in Mozo Expert Choice Awards

BCCM members prominent in Mozo Expert Choice Awards

By on September 5, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

BCCM members Bank Australia, Qudos Bank and Police Bank have been recognised for their strong performance in the Mozo Experts Choice Awards. Bank Australia was awarded Australia’s Best Bank, while Qudos Bank and Police Bank were awarded for Outstanding Performance. The results demonstrate the customer focus and competitive product offering and services of mutual banks […]




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BCCM hails Senate probe’s call to cut regulation for co-ops in dairy

BCCM hails Senate probe’s call to cut regulation for co-ops in dairy

By on September 1, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals CEO Melina Morrison today welcomed moves by the government to facilitate the establishment of new co-operatives in the dairy industry. “Cutting red tape will be a huge boost to the dairy industry, and hopefully will show the way forward to the broader economy,” said Ms Morrison, head of the […]




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Degotardi to step down as COBA CEO

Degotardi to step down as COBA CEO

By on August 11, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

The board of BCCM member the Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA) has announced the resignation of CEO Mark Degotardi. “It has been my privilege to serve as COBA’s CEO. Customer owned banking stands out as the strong, ethical, consumer-focused alternative in retail banking and it has been an absolute pleasure to advocate on behalf of […]




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CBH announces appointment of new CEO

CBH announces appointment of new CEO

By on August 10, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

BCCM Member CBH Group has announced the appointment of Jimmy Wilson as its new Chief Executive Officer starting late in 2017. CBH Chairman Wally Newman said “the Board was seeking a candidate that would drive and shape the next phase of development for our growers’ supply chain, ensuring the organisation is fit to match the […]




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CEHL Screening of “A New Economy”

CEHL Screening of “A New Economy”

By on August 7, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Common Equity Housing Limited would like to invite you to attend a screening of “A New Economy” followed by a panel discussion. What if working together for the good of all was the most common business model? Watch, as several organizations strive towards building a more cooperative future. By putting humanity before the bottom line, they […]




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