Crows Nest Community Branch
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.
Since opening, your local Crows Nest Community Branch and Highfields Community Branch has put more than $3 million in grants back to the Highfields and Crows Nest communities.
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.