“Australian unions support ME Bank because we share the same values. ME Bank grew out of the union movement — our hard fought principles of fairness and collective benefit are at its very heart. It is a bank that is committed to delivering a fairer deal for working people.”
Dave Oliver, ACTU Secretary.
If you’re a member of an industry super fund or union, ME Bank is your bank.
Just over 20 years ago, something remarkable happened in Australia. The union movement and some far sighted business leaders, with the support of the Federal Government, got together to create the first industry super funds. This was a giant step forward for working Australians. For the first time, not only would ordinary Australian men and women have superannuation; they would have it managed by super funds created solely to benefit them. It was all about helping Australians have a better retirement.
A bank built on the same principles as industry super funds
What if they created a bank that was built on the same principles as their super funds? A bank that would provide a real option to the profit driven big banks. So with the support of industry super funds, ME Bank was born – a new kind of bank with a new deal for working Australians. ME Bank was created in 1999, although its origins date back to September 1994 when, as an initiative of the Australian Council of Trade unions (ACTU), National Mutual launched Super Member Home Loans. From day one, ME Bank’s goal was to give industry super fund and union members better value banking and better service with a no-nonsense approach to borrowing and with products that were simple, straightforward and offered value-for-money to working Australians. All with low or no fees, low interest rates and higher returns built in for industry super fund members.
If you’re with a union, ME Bank is your bank.
From the beginning, ME Bank has been a very different kind of bank. Because we treat you like members, not just customers. That doesn’t just mean providing better value banking, but also ethical banking, including a lending policy that strives to make sure you don’t take on an unmanageable level of debt. It also means providing genuine service. When you call ME Bank, you speak to a real person, not a machine, and they are always right here in Australia. It’s hardly surprising then, that compared to other banks, people who bank with ME Bank are consistently more likely to be satisfied, and more likely to promote their bank to other people.* The question is, why pay more for your banking than you have to? Why pay higher interest on your home loan? Why get less interest on your savings? Why pay more in bank fees? Why not be treated with dignity and respect? Now, more than ever, if you’re a member of an industry super fund or union, you should take advantage of the better service and better value banking offered by ME Bank. After all, it was the bank created for you.
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For more information on how to access our banking products call 1300 309 374 or visit mebank.com.au
*CoreData brandmanagement Net Promoter Score (NPS) Survey December 2009: The NPS of customer satisfaction is determined by taking the percentage of “promoters”, those who are highly likely to recommend the product or service, and subtracting the percentage of “detractors”, those who are unlikely to recommend.
^The Super Members Term Deposit interest rates are up to 0.25% p.a. more than the interest rates for a Standard Term Deposit. Fees and charges may apply. Applications for credit are subject to approval. Terms and conditions available on request. This is general information only and you should consider if these products are appropriate for you. See mebank.com.au for eligible unions. ME Bank is a trademark of Members Equity Bank Pty Ltd
ABN 56 070 887 679.