Regional Australia Bank calls on Bingara community to support extended trading hours

August 30, 2018

Other banks may be calling time in Bingara but not Regional Australia Bank. After trialling an extra day’s trading on Fridays, the bank has decided to implement it on a regular basis.

So as of 20th August 2018, Bingara residents are now able to enjoy the ease and convenience of an extra day’s banking. New hours of operation are Monday and Wednesday 10am-3pm (previously Tuesday and Thursday) and Friday from 12pm to 3pm. This change was implemented after the Bingara business community indicated that they would value a third day of trading.

This latest episode marks yet another instance where Regional Australia Bank has bucked the trend shown by the big National Banks and remained committed to small town communities. In response, there has been a great show of support from the Bingara community, and several people have switched their mortgages over from their old (and now absent) banks to Regional Australia Bank.

However, for the three day a week working model to be sustainable, Regional Australia Bank needs more people to make the switch. To make this process as painless as possible, Bronte Egan, Branch Operations Manager explains: “we see value in Bingara, so we have made it easy to make the switch by waiving all joining fees, loan approval fees and documentation fees. And we’ll even take care of all the heavy lifting regarding switching your direct debits and credits over.

“All you need to do is pop into the local branch and talk to one of helpful and friendly lenders or make an appointment at any time that suits you and we’ll do the rest.”

Regional Australia Bank has been servicing the Bingara community for over 35 years. It is a major sponsor of the town’s Orange Festival and donates thousands of dollars annually to local Bingara community organisations through its Community Partnership Program.

In addition to this support, Regional Australia Bank attended the Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA) ‘Hike the Hill’ event in Canberra last week. Regional Australia Bank CEO, Kevin Dupé, spoke with Federal Ministers about banking in regional Australia. This follows recent discussions with the Local Government Association, Regional Australia Bank and COBA about the decline of banking services for rural and regional Australians.

So, if you’d like to contribute to Regional Australia Bank continuing to be a part of the Bingara community, then now is the time to get behind it and become a customer. Because there’s never been a better time to make the switch.

For further information on how to change over to Regional Australia Bank, visit