Due to careful management by the Harden Murrumburrah Bendigo Bank's Board, hard work and effort by staff and a successful year of trading, a five cent dividend will be paid to shareholders.
This was announced by chair of Murrimboola Financial Services Limited, Mr Hugh Pavitt at the annual general meeting of Harden Murrumburrah Bendigo Bank.
Mr Pavitt reminded shareholders that a substantial sum of dividends from past years remained unclaimed.
"If you own shares in Murrimboola Financial Services Limited and have not received dividends then it may be because we do not have your bank details," he said.
The overall figure being held in unpaid dividends is $14,403. Murrimboola Financial Services Ltd does not benefit from the unclaimed dividends, as the money goes to government coffers.
Mr Pavitt paid tribute to branch manager Ms Lisa Dean for the bank's positive results achieved in a year of drought, diminishing interest rates and a royal commission into banking.
"We look forward to the coming year with every intention of returning greater support to the communities of Harden and Grenfell in line with the growing support of so many who bank with us," Mr Pavitt said.
In her report to the meeting, Ms Dean drew attention to a new digital TV displayed at the bank near the ATM.
"This is for all to see our great deals on offer and for community notices we are requested to load," she said.
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She said Bendigo Bank's new online digital offerings were ahead of some competitors and were geared to those who do not want to enter a traditional bank branch.
"For those who want to continue the tradition of coming into the branch, we are committed to helping you over the counter with all your banking needs, and we remain focused on delivering exceptional customer service."
Christmas Giving Tree
The Christmas Giving Tree is in Branch until December 13. Gifts will be collected on this day by St Vincent De Paul Harden. Please clearly label gifts.