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Maleny Credit Union eNewsletter - February 2016

We have reduced our Solar Loan interest rate

Australians can use what nature provides in abundance to harness solar power and make these positive changes.

  • Give up your dependence on large energy companies, generate your own electricity.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint and protect your environment.
  • Increase the value of your home.
  • But best of all ….. SAVE MONEY!

February BLOG - Buying your first home together

Have you and your partner decided to take the leap and buy your first home together. This will be the biggest purchase you will make so you need to do it right.

Our first tip is to not rush it. Research the area you want to live in. Does the area have everything you want such as good sports teams to join, community swimming pool and parks, check out the local health facilities will they meet your needs now and when you have a family. If you rely on public transport make sure what is on offer works for you.   Read More .....

With a minute or so on the phone with us we can tell you what you can afford and answer all your questions about home loans.

Financial Literacy Workbook

This month we delivered 150 workbooks to Maleny State High School and 175 workbooks to Beerwah State High School.  More exciting news is that Grace Lutheran College are now going to be using the workbook across both of their campuses in Caboolture and Rothwell. We are also working with Maleny Neighbourhood Centre on an adult financial literacy program.  Our CEO Bob Malcolm has been asked to attend and speak about our workbook at the COBA Member Financial Literacy Showcase on 24 February in Sydney.

Relay For Life

Maleny Credit Union has entered a staff team in this years Cancer Council Relay for Life being held at Nambour Show Grounds on August 6th and 7th. When we ask someone about the event who participated previously they told us "it's an awesome event, it's a really important event but it's so much fun".  Anyone can participate there is no age limit.  Nicole Hilton from our office is our team captain and also on the Central Sunshine Coast Relay for Life volunteer organising committee.  Nicole says "it's the aim of the organisers to get 40 teams participating" .... can you help, can you put together a team and join us? 
For more details give Nicole a call 5499 8988.

Join us for Breakfast in our Garden

Thursday 25th February @ 8.00am
Gold coin donation with funds going the Maleny Credit Union Charitable Trust. Did you know that since 2001 we have given away $247,318 in grants. That's worth celebrating!

Check out the event on our FB page

Sandra Cooper - Loans Consultant

Sandra Cooper has been working with us for 6 months and doing a very good job. A member made this written comment ...
Huge thank you to Sandra for being so awesome helping us with the purchase of our property, we couldn't of achieved it without her. After dealing with two other people previously on the same property we could not believe how simple and stress free she made it for us.  We will definitely be coming straight to her with any future adventures. Very happy clients. .....
Sandra’s background is in finance spending 20 years as a lender and broker. In her spare time she works on her loans files, very dedicated but also enjoys the company of her teenager, 2 adult children and her husband. Oh and she loves to shop!!

Electronic Statements

Enjoy viewing  account statements at your convenience with our friendly Internet Banking Site. Register as an Internet Bank User by visiting us in branch or calling on 5499 8988 to activate today.
Once registered, it’s a simple 5 steps:-
  1. Log into
  2. Select Internet Banking icon.
  3. Enter your member number & password.
  4. Select your chosen picture icons
  5. Select Statements, then view.
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