Supporting our greater community is core to BankVic’s ‘Banking withHeart’ philosophy and this is something that also aligns closely with ourteam members in their everyday life.
BankVic has been pleased to support a number of community events such as the Dandelion Wishes Gala (to raise funds for the Monash Children’sHospital), the Spirit of CFA (Country Fire Authority) Awards, the 2018 Victoria Police & Emergency Services Games, the Luke Batty Memorial Shield event and the 2018 Ballarat Health Services Charity Golf Day. There are a number of exciting community events to get involved with in the coming months, so come along to one and don’t hesitate to say hellowhen you see us in our BankVic shirts.
We were also thrilled to bring real-time payments to our members with the successful launch of the New Payments Platform (NPP) in February.The response has been terrific with many of our members creating PayIDs and transacting in near real-time. To get started, simply set-up your PayID in internet banking, or the mobile app.
We are also continually working on enhancing our digital banking services for our members and will share updates throughout the year, so stay tuned. As always we welcome your valuable feedback in helping shape the future of BankVic.
We were lucky to sit down with our newest board member,Debra Robertson, to get an insight into a very busy day in her life.
Q1. YOU HAVE HAD AN AMAZING CAREER, INCLUDING BEING A RECIPIENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN POLICE MEDAL. WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT FOR YOU?
I can’t believe it’s been 34 years (and counting) and I have been fortunate enough to have had such a diverse career. The ability to continue to learn and grow no matter what rank or role has been the main highlight for me.
Q2. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A BANKVIC BOARD MEMBER?
I have been a member of BankVic since I joined VicPol and it has never disappointed me, in fact I have always been comforted by the growth and innovation in the business. For me it was time to be more of a part of that and contribute in away that will see the business flourish for all members.
Q3. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU OFFER YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING TO JOIN THE POLICEFORCE?
Know yourself first, recognise the challenges you might face and most importantly be prepared for changes in your life.It is a career that can and will give you great satisfaction;sometimes it is important to remind yourself why you do it.
Q4. YOU’VE WORKED IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT AREAS WITHIN THE POLICE FORCE. HOW HAVE YOUR RESPECTIVE ROLES BEEN DIFFERENT? WHICH HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE?
My most satisfying role has been as a detective.My family loved telling me I was a paid ‘sticky beak’. It was very rewarding to give people closure to a crime that had negatively impacted their life for a long time. Other roles and duties just allowed me to build on these skills and remind me of how grateful I am to be doing police work.
Q5. HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SPEND YOUR SPARE TIME?
I am a bit of a textile nut, love sewing and creating things. I am sure this has helped me manage my mental health throughout my career. I am also a crazy Carlton supporter,going to every game. I think this year is the one!!! (I say that every year).
Q6. DO YOU HAVE A QUOTE OR MOTTO THATYOU LIVE YOUR LIFE BY?
Never be regretful. Fear is temporary but regret is forever.
Q7. DO YOU HAVE A ROLE MODEL THAT YOU LOOK UP TO?
My beautiful mum. She passed away just recently but shehad a way of simplifying things and truly never had a bad word to say about anyone.
Q8. WHAT’S ON YOUR RADAR FOR 2018?
I have been so fortunate to be awarded a Churchill fellowship for 2018 so I will be heading to Europe in August to research cultural management change. My focus is on the post Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) environment and I will look at other organisations and institutions hopefully outside of ‘blueshirt’ thinking. The other big event in my family’s life isthat my eldest son is getting married, so we are all looking forward to celebrating his wedding.
HOW TO MAKE ATRAVEL INSURANCE CLAIM
Travelling soon? With all the excitement of planning and going on a holiday, it is also important to be prepared to handle travelling risks – these can include anything from lost and stolen luggage, to flight delays and cancellations,to medical emergencies and evacuations. A good insurance policy can help you handle these travel hurdles and make your trip an enjoyable and stress-free one. Make sure you know what to do with these simple tips.
KNOWING YOUR RISKS IS IMPORTANT
• Injury or medical issues
• Dental issues
• Delayed and rescheduled flights
• Lost or stolen luggage
• Cancelled flights
• Theft of belongings
• Death or disability
• Terrorism, natural disasters and political unrest
Check the Smart Traveller website smartraveller.gov.au for extra advice about your specific destination too.
BEFORE YOU GO
Read your policy and get to know your cover. If you’re planning on doing anything extreme or going off the beaten track, let your insurer know and check if you’ll be covered. Keep your policy number and your associated emergency numbers in a safe and easy to find location in case youneed them. Taking photos of your documents before you head off helps.
MAKING A CLAIM WHILST YOU’RE AWAY
You should simply be able to call your insurer whilst you’re away to lodge a claim on their hotline. Have your policy number handy, the name the policy is under, and the details of the incident. It’s also a good idea to take photo evidence, keep your policy reports, and record any medical information associated with the event.
For more information about Travel Insurance visit bankvic.com.au/insurance/travel. You can also claim on a policy held with CGU online at cgu.com.au/personal/travel-insurance or call 1800 112 449 or visit a BankVic branch.
Looking for travel insurance, but don’t know where to start?
With BankVic travel insurance through CGU, you can receive the following benefits:
• comprehensive policy benefits including cancellationfees, loss of income and travel delay expenses
• cover for your luggage if it is lost, stolen or damaged
• dependants covered at no extra cost
• 24/7 emergency assistance.
For an obligation free quote or to discuss your travel insurance needs call 13 63 73 (option 5), go to bankvic.com.au/insurance/travel or visit a branch.
In honour of Constable Angela Rose Taylor, the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation will host the annual Angela Taylor Memorial Walk/Run on Sunday, 29 April whereyou can participate in the walk or run around Palms Lawn, Albert Park.
Angela tragically died from injuries as a result of a car bomb explosion outside the Russell Street Police Complex in 1986. Your participation will assist the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation in continuing its valuable work. Proceeds from this year’s event will support the WHY (We Hear You) program for mental health services and initiatives for past and present members of Victoria Police.
BankVic have been supporting the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Angela Taylor Foundation for 32 years, and we encourage you to get together with your family, friends or workmates and enter a team just like our BankVic Walking Tribe. It is a fun event suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
For more information please visit: remember.org.au/events/angela-taylor-memorial-walkrun
WE’VE EXTENDED OUR SALARY PACKAGING CARD SERVICES WITH NEW BENDIGO HEALTH AND TOYOTA FINANCE PARTNERSHIPS
We are excited to announce that we are extending our Salary Packaging Card services to more health sector employees through two new partnerships with Bendigo Health and Toyota Finance.
This service will provide Bendigo Health employees and Toyota Finance customers with a smart and easy way to access their salary packaging through our dualbranded cards.
BankVic salary packaging cards are unique in that cardholders can easily track their transactions through internet banking and our mobile app, while earning Qantas Frequent Flyer points on their spend. No other salaryp ackaging card on the market offers these features.
Since launching our Salary Packaging Card Services, less than 12 months ago, we’ve helped more than 6000 healthe mployees maximise their salary packaging.
It’s just another way we’re providing specialised banking products and services, unique to the needs of the employment sectors we serve.
WE ARE CHANGING OUR BRANCH HOURS
From Thursday 19 April our branch hours will change slightly. All of our branches will now be open from 9.30am until 4.00pm from Monday to Friday.
Our team members are still available to help you outside these hours. You can make an appointment to see oneof our branch staff or mobile bankers who are availableto visit you at home or work.
Our Contact Centre is now open from 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12pm on Saturdays.
HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR INSURANCE COVER RECENTLY?
There is no better time than now to protect the things that matter the most whether it be your home or investment property, contents or other assets such as your motor vehicle,as you can win $20k!
By taking out an eligible home, car or landlord insurance policy with BankVic before 30 April 2018, you’ll get three entries into the draw for your chance to win $20k.
If you already have a general insurance policy with BankVic,you’ll also get an entry into the draw! We want to help protect your most important assets. And with our longstanding relationship with CGU, one of Australia’s leading insurers, we can.
Call us today for an obligation free quote on 13 63 73, visit a branch or go to bankvic.com.au/win20k.
Congratulations to our Little Copper Club ‘Draw a picture competition’ winners – Carissa, Katrina, Lila and Freddie for their wonderful drawings of their holidays!
WE’RE GOING QUARTERLY
We are always looking at ways to improve our services for our members. Based on ongoing member feedback and in line with our focus on reducing paper usage, we will now be distributing our Member Matters newsletter on a quarterly basis.
We will continue to share an online version of the newsletter via our quarterly debit eStatement notifications and have this available to read on our website.
Thank you for your ongoing patronage – we welcome any further feedback to help us improve our communications.
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Win $20K promotion commences 1 February 2018 and closes at 5pm AEST 30 April 2018. Only residents of Victoria are eligible to enter. The $20K competition will be drawn at 11am AEST 13 June 2018 at Level 3, 215 Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000. The winner will be notified by phone and in writing and their full name published in the July 2018 edition of Member Matters. The first eligible person whose name is drawn wins a $20,000 cash prize deposited into their nominated BankVic account within 2 weeks of being notified.Full terms and conditions available at bankvic.com.au/win20k Any advice is general only. Consider the Product Disclosure Statement available from bankvic.com.au/insurance, in branch or by calling 136373 to see if a product is right for you. As an AFSL holder, we sell general insurance products under an agreement with the issuer Insurance Australia Limited ABN 11 000 016 722 AFSL 227681 trading as CGU Insurance. If you purchase insurance we will receive a commission that is a percentage of the premium. Ask us for more details before we provide you with any of these services.
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