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Celebrate International Credit Union Day with us

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Friday, 13 October 2017 16:48

In October, credit union members around the world celebrate International Credit Union Day®, an annual event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. In honor of this special day, Northern Inland invites its members and the entire community to help us celebrate at four events hosted by our local branches:


  • Thursday 19th October 2017 10.30 – 2.00pm, Gunnedah Branch, 252 Conadilly Street. 
  • Thursday 26th October 2017 10.00am – 2.00pm, Tamworth Branch, 481 Peel Street.
  • Thursday 2nd November 2017 10.00am – 2.00pm, Tamworth Shoppingworld.
  • Thursday 9th November 2017 10.00am – 2.00pm, Narrabri Branch, 73 Maitland Street.


The celebrations will include the opportunity to take advantage of special offers including a Refer-a-Friend cash promotion and ‘Cupcake for a Cause’ to raise money for our local worthy organisations:

  • Can Assist Gunnedah– The Cancer Assistance Network provides accommodation, financial assistance and practical support to people from rural and regional NSW, ensuring that country people are given the same opportunities and treatment choices as those who live in city centres.
  • Serendipity Tamworth- established by local volunteers to help raise funds, host events and purchase equipment to improve services for women living with breast cancer in the New England and North West.
  • Loud Shirt Day- raises funds to help give the gift of sound and speech to deaf children.
  • Meals on Wheels Narrabri - Meals on Wheels helps make it possible for people to stay in their homes, and to maintain their independence. The funds raised will go to the local Narrabri vehicle they have fondly named ‘Wheelie’.

At each event, children can enter a ‘Super Saver’ colouring competition with the chance to win local movie tickets and there will also be balloons and sweet treats for giveaway.

‘It is a great chance for community members to understand the credit union difference,’ Northern Inland CEO, Derek McIntyre said.

‘As a quality alternative to the big banks, this celebration enables us to share with our local communities what has always been so great about the credit union movement,’ he said.

‘And although our industry as well as people’s banking behaviour has undertaken a massive change, we find that our Members still hold dear what matters most, personal service and good value for money.’


Credit Unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for over 231 million members in 109 countries worldwide. More than 68,000 credit unions exist globally, providing a plethora of financial services for their members, recognised as a force for positive economic and social change. Northern Inland Credit Union operates in Gunnedah, Tamworth and Narrabri and currently serves nearly 16,000 Members.


‘Traditional credit union banking products such as savings and personal loans are still a big part of our offering,’ said Mr McIntyre.

‘But our Members also use us as their first choice for commercial loans, mortgages, credit cards and even self-managed superannuation accounts’ he said.


‘Our technology offering is also a surprise to some members of the public, who may think payment and banking services such as Apple and Android Pay®or a mobile app are only available at the big banks.’


For almost 70 years, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember the proud history of credit unions and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference.


This year’s theme, “Dreams Thrive Here,” celebrates how credit unions can help local people realise their dreams through smarter management of their finances.  


Northern Inland will share their activities with the global community on social media using #CUdifference and #ICUDay. For more information about our events, contact 1300 65 65 81 or visit us at one of our branches.


Cash rate remains on hold for October 2017

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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 14:24

Interest Rate remains at 1.50% in October

The Reserve Bank of Australia has kept the official cash rate on hold at 1.5 per cent in October. This marks thirteen consecutive meetings that have seen the historic low cash rate remain on hold, with the last movement being a 25 basis point rate cut in August 2016.

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Update to our smartPAY App 28 Sept 2017

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 17:38

The Tap & Pay feature within our smartPAY app is being switched off on 28 September 2017.

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CEO Update 30 June 2017

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Friday, 30 June 2017 13:39

CEO Update

They say times are always changing and that has certainly never been truer than now for Northern Inland as a business. It is an exciting and challenging time for financial institutions, with the rapid advances in digital banking offerings and increasing expectations from the public to embrace these.  New industry wide regulations from the banking regulator APRA have also caused the landscape to change with respect to loan offerings, whereby investor and interest only lending now have some restrictions applied to them.  Despite this, and due to our strong relationships with Members, Northern Inland continues to grow steadily with total outstanding loans exceeding $210 million. Total assets will finish the financial year around $265 million.

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Introducing Osko

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Monday, 15 May 2017 11:44

In the near future, Northern Inland Members will be able to make quick and easy real-time payments thanks to Australia's New Payments Platform.

You won't need to worry about your BSB and Account number. With your unique PayID, you will find yourself saying to friends, family and businesses - 'I'll Osko it to you'.

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Federal Budget 2017/18

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Thursday, 11 May 2017 17:09

On Tuesday 9 May, the government handed down the Federal Budget.

Bridges Financial Services have released a budget summary to help explain how the Budget may affect you.

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