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Teachers Mutual Bank one of 3 banks recognised as world ethical leader

Teachers Mutual Bank one of 3 banks recognised as world ethical leader

By on March 15, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Teachers Mutual Bank has been named a ‘World’s Most Ethical Company’ by the Ethisphere Institute for the fourth consecutive year. Steve James, CEO of Teachers Mutual Bank, said “to be one of only three banks recognised as a World’s Most Ethical Company, tells us we are achieving our aim of setting the standard for ethical […]

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Co-ops “Step it Up” for gender equality on IWD 2017

Co-ops “Step it Up” for gender equality on IWD 2017

By on March 8, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

In recognition of International Women’s Day, the global peak body for co-operatives, the International Co-operative Alliance, has focused attention on how the changing nature of work and labour market presents different scenarios for women and men. For example, the chances for women to participate in the labour market remains almost 27 percent points lower than for […]

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Usyd researchers awarded grant for research into Australian co-operatives

Usyd researchers awarded grant for research into Australian co-operatives

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

Three researchers have been awarded a $370,000 grant in November 2016 Australian Research Council Discovery Program to research ‘Co-operatives in Australia – Explaining Growth, Decline and Revival’. Dr Nikola Balnave (Macquarie University), Associate Professor Olivera Marjanovic (University of Sydney) and Professor Greg Patmore (University of Sydney) will undertake the research through the Co-operative Research Group, […]

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Co-operatives Tasmania network formed

Co-operatives Tasmania network formed

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

Tasmanian co-operators and supporters have formed a network to advance co-operative development in Tasmania. Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) CEO Melina Morrison said that it was exciting to see local co-operatives wanting to organise to develop the sector. The decision to form a network came from a meeting of Tasmanian co-operatives held in […]

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Australian Mutuals Foundation launches

Australian Mutuals Foundation launches

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

A new charitable foundation, the Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF), has been launched by Australian credit unions to help children and youth in Australia and Asia. It will focus on providing assistance to Australian children at risk of abuse or neglect, or who facing disadvantage in terms of housing, medical care or education through the Barnardos’ […]

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Heritage Banks expands ATM coverage

Heritage Banks expands ATM coverage

By on February 16, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Heritage Bank, a BCCM member, has announced the rollout of 43 new ATMs across southern Queensland and northern New South Wales. The Heritage ATMs will be located at Freedom Fuel outlets. Heritage members will now have access to one of the most extensive networks of ATMs in the country when fee-free access to Westpac-branded ATMs […]

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Employee-Owned Companies Outperform ASX200

Employee-Owned Companies Outperform ASX200

By on February 16, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

A new index launched by Employee Ownership Australia (EOA) shows that companies with a strong employee ownership culture command a significant share price premium over publicly listed peers. The Index focuses on the performance of listed companies with employee ownership compared to the ASX200. Angela Perry, Chair of EOA, said that “employee ownership delivers numerous […]

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Australians would switch banks if it was easier

Australians would switch banks if it was easier

By on February 15, 2017 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

A national poll undertaken by Blackmarket Research has revealed that Australians are interested in switching home loan providers but are put off by the difficulty of the process. While over a third of people say they are considering changing home loans in the next year, a third are also put off by the pain involved. […]

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Teachers Mutual Bank joins the Global Alliance for Banking on Values

Teachers Mutual Bank joins the Global Alliance for Banking on Values

By on February 2, 2017 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Teachers Mutual Bank Limited is now one of 39 member banks in the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), an international network to support value-based banking. Steve James, CEO of Teachers Mutual, said ‘doing business ethically and sustainably are core values that drive our model of mutual banking. Joining the GABV reflects our desire […]

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RACQ announces purchase of 50% stake in TicketMates

RACQ announces purchase of 50% stake in TicketMates

By on February 2, 2017 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

RACQ, a BCCM member, has taken a 50% share in TicketMates, one of Queensland’s largest entertainment ticket retailers. RACQ Group CEO Ian Gillespie explained that the purchase was part of an ongoing diversification strategy to bring more benefits to members of the mutual. RACQ is already Australia’s largest reseller of movie tickets. Members of the […]

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