Editor’s Pick

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Putting a value on social impact

Putting a value on social impact

By on January 18, 2018 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

By Monash Business School – view original article Creating a reliable method of measuring the total social and economic value of Australia’s thriving cooperative and mutual enterprises could have global implications. Cooperatives and mutual enterprises are among our most recognisable household companies. A remarkable 80 per cent of Australians have some link to this sector; banking with […]

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Leveraging the co-operative advantage in 2018

Leveraging the co-operative advantage in 2018

By on January 9, 2018 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

As we begin 2018, it is time to reflect on how Australia’s co-operative and mutual enterprises (CMEs) can build on last year’s stellar achievements. Let’s play to our strengths and further develop our industry’s significant competitive advantage over other entity models, namely the ability of CMEs to co-operate locally, nationally, and globa

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Happiest customers own their banks

Happiest customers own their banks

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

Top three customer satisfaction scores taken out by customer or member-owned banks Non-major banks average satisfaction score was 767 versus 741 for the major banks Personal service still key to a great banking experience Australia’s happiest customers bank with customer-owned banks, the annual J.D. Power 2017 Australia Retail Banking Satisfaction Study has found. Customer-owned Heritage Bank received a […]

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Producer co-ops the key to bargaining power

Producer co-ops the key to bargaining power

By on December 11, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Producer co-ops the key to bargaining power with supermarket chains, says South Australian parliamentary inquiry Parliamentary Inquiry says primary producers should form co-ops to get a fair deal from supermarkets. The co-operative model can help primary producers form value chains to give them stronger negotiating power with supermarkets, says the South Australian parliamentary inquiry, From the […]

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Tireless champion of co-ops and mutuals succeeds to Nationals Deputy Leadership

Tireless champion of co-ops and mutuals succeeds to Nationals Deputy Leadership

By on December 7, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

The BCCM, on behalf of the whole of Australia’s co-operative and mutual sector, extends our sincere congratulations to Senator Bridget McKenzie, on her election today as Deputy Leader of the Nationals. The BCCM and Senator McKenzie have worked closely together for several years, from the early days of the Senate Inquiry into our sector (which […]

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BCCM in New York

BCCM in New York

By on December 1, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

The 2017 Platform Co-operativism Conference – the People’s Disruption – focussed on three issues: labour, technology and money. Held over two days on the 10-11 of November, this was the first year that BCCM has had the privilege of acting as a sponsor to the event.

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Royal Commission must be part of a comprehensive package to improve banking experience for all Australians

Royal Commission must be part of a comprehensive package to improve banking experience for all Australians

By on November 30, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) today emphasises that the Royal Commission into Banks and Financial Services must be part of a wider package of measures to improve banking for all Australians. “The government has been emphasising competition as a key plank of improving the banking experience for consumers. Before the Royal Commission […]

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Australian HCF and CBH Group in world’s top-ranked co-operatives

Australian HCF and CBH Group in world’s top-ranked co-operatives

By on November 28, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

The strength of the Australian co-operative sector has been recognised internationally, with two founding members of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) listed among the world’s top 300 largest co-operatives by the World Co-operative Monitor. “The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals congratulates co-operative grain giant CBH and health mutual HCF on this […]

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Capricorn CEO Greg Wall elected to International Co-Operative Alliance Board

Capricorn CEO Greg Wall elected to International Co-Operative Alliance Board

By on November 28, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

The Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) congratulates Capricorn Group CEO and BCCM board member Greg Wall on his re-election to serve another 4-year term on the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) board. “We are delighted to see Greg’s experience and depth of knowledge about the co-op and mutual sector recognised on the international stage,” […]

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KPMG report shows increasing banking competition from mutual sector

KPMG report shows increasing banking competition from mutual sector

By on November 27, 2017 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases with 0 Comments

Banking competition is heating up, according to KPMG Australia’s Mutuals Industry Review 2017. The report shows strong growth of Australia’s credit unions, building societies and mutual banks, despite a challenging environment characterised by low interest rates, increased competition, fluctuating property prices and technology disruption. Ian Pollari, National Head of Banking for KPMG Australia, expressed confidence […]

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