Crows Nest Community Branch

Locals supporting locals

  • Eliminating travel to do the banking
  • People are more likely to spend their money locally
  • Competitive rates and products
  • Longer trading hours than the major banks
  • A better return for investors
  • Profits going back to the community
It all started with people

In 1999, the Crows Nest community were desperate for a stable financial services provider. As they examined the possibility of starting their own bank or credit union, a franchise, a partnership, or similar enterprise, it became clear that the Heritage community banking model made the most sense and could satisfy the specific needs of our community.

It was a great deal less expensive to start (less than half the cost of the other main community banking model) and once the doors were open, more money would stay in the local area.

After the Crows Nest branch was opened and profits began to pour into the small regional town, it became apparent that another nearby town – Highfields – was in need of financial services as well.

Progressive Community Crows Nest Ltd (PCCN) now proudly runs and manages the distribution of profits from both branches back into the local communities.

Ongoing success

Since opening, your local Crows Nest Community Branch, through PCCN, has put more than $4.1 million in grants back to the Highfields and Crows Nest communities including grants.

These grants have enabled local organisations to complete numerous essential projects that may have never been possible if it wasn’t for this mutually beneficial relationship between PCCN and Heritage. So many community organisations simply don’t have the resources to raise large amounts of money needed to do their projects.
Access to better banking products

The Crows Nest Community Branch and Highfields Community Branch provides the community with high quality banking, including fairer fees and better service. The success of the branch however, is thanks to the local people who bank with us knowing their community will get a share of the profits.

The branches are open longer, including Thursday nights and Saturday mornings, and there are no account keeping fees on personal accounts. Customers are offered fair pricing, competitive fees and charges, flexible products and more staff to give you higher levels of service.

Community Grants - profits back to the local community

Applications for Crows Nest Community Grants are open all year round. If your Community Group is from Crows Nest would like to apply for a Community Grant, please contact your local branch.