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The Focus newsletter is published 3 times a year in February, June and October. Look out for it in your statement mailing, or via email if you are registered for e-statements.

It is sent to all Members to keep them in touch with new services, special offerings and information on how to make the best of our services.

February 2016

In this edition:

  • The McGrath foundation - Over $380,000 raised
  • Welcome to our new website - It's just a click away
  • Traditional banking scrapped! New Store at Blacktown
  • Upgrading our store network - See what has changed
  • Store relocation - Erina Fair
  • Mobile banking security - Protect yourself
  • Changes to your overdraft facility - Important date change
October 2015

In this edition:

  • Now is the right time to switch your home loan
  • Your Visa Debit Card Explained
  • We've been recognised again by both our Members and the Experts
  • Win an Apple Watch - Simply update your email and mobile number
  • Your new website - See all the new features
  • Make your healthcare about you with Peoplecare
  • McGrath Foundation Anniversary
  • Merger Update Northern Beaches Credit Union
June 2015

In this edition:

February 2015

In this edition:

  • New Poll Shows that Australians are paying too much credit card interest
  • Insurance - $50 petrol offer
  • Matrimoney - avoid getting 3 toasters as a wedding gift
  • Compare your credit card
  • Health Insurance from our friends at Peopecare
  • The cost of love
  • Home Loans - do you have a spare $1 a day?
  • Changes to our Retirement Plus Account
October 2014

In this edition:

  • Home Loan 100% offset accounts
  • PIN security
  • RediATM Promotion
  • Peoplecare offer
  • McGrath Pink Visa - celebrating everything pink and winning awards
  • Managing your travel money
  • Car finance
June 2014

In this edition:

  • You can bank on Faye!
  • Balance Banking
  • Introducing Peoplecare
  • Mozo Experts Choice 2014 Winner
  • payWave Security
  • Peoplecare health cover offer for members
  • Have you made the change to our new BSB yet?
  • PIN is the only way to pay
  • 2014 Annual General Meeting Notice

February 2014

In this edition:

  • Pink is for boys and girls
  • Are you retirement ready?
  • Look out for phishing scams
  • Money Magazine 2014 Best of the Best award
  • Moving from signature to PIN
  • Watch it live in Brazil!
  • Privacy update
  • Stop paying too much for electricity
  • Congratulations Peter!

October 2013

In this edition:

  • Celebrating Small Profits
  • Save money on your electricity bills with a no deposit solar loan
  • We win, you win...
  • Be PIN Wise
  • Pay anyone, anytime, anywhere...
  • Don't get burnt by underinsurance
  • Thai Baht now available on Multi-Currency Cash Passport
  • Affected by the bushfires? We're help to help.
  • Changes to Retirement Plus Deeming Account Rates

June 2013

In this edition:

  • Community First, your first choice for home loans
  • Stay smart online
  • Change your PIN on the fly - at rediATMs
  • rediATM launches an Android app
  • Bank@Post at 3,200 locations Australia-wide
  • Tips for safer electronic banking
  • 2013 Annual General Meeting

February 2013

In this edition:

  • New Years Resolutions - the financial kind
  • Change your PIN on the fly - at rediATMs
  • PINs and passwords some do's and don'ts
  • Using ATMs safely
  • Smart ways to consolidate debt
  • Have you updated our BSB yet?
  • Deeming rates set to change
  • Win a $20,000 luxury cruise voucher
  • Changes to fees

October 2012

In this edition:

  • People helping people at Community First
  • Great news for Visa Debit cardholders
  • Free Android Mobile Banking App now available
  • First home buyers welcome at Community First
  • Community First wins best Low Rate Credit Card award
  • Travelling this holiday season?
  • BSB change deadline extended until 31 March 2013
  • Want to win $500 this Christmas?

June 2012

In this edition:

  • Switch to Customer Owned Banking
  • Finding the Right Investment for you
  • Budget Boost for First Home Buyers
  • The Rate Debate: Fixed or Variable?
  • Multi-currency Cash Passport has arrived!
  • Our BSB is changing
  • 2012 Annual General Meeting Notice

February 2012

In this edition:

  • Thank you for your feedback!
  • Big Bank customers welcome - change now
  • Our BSB is changing
  • The Power of Three - helps your financial wellbeing
  • Managing your everyday banking with Community First
  • Financial Claims Scheme
  • Visa payWave debit cards are coming soon
  • Did you know?
  • Changes to fees and charges

October 2011

In this edition:

  • Do you want Community First to become a Bank?
  • Green Car Loans
  • We’ve got the account, you add the community
  • The card that helps you, help others
  • Coming soon, the Matrimoney account
  • The Financial Claims Scheme is now permanent
  • Stay smart online this festive season
  • Our BSB is changing

June 2011

In this edition:

  • Happy new financial year
  • Managing your finances - the power of three
  • 3,800 ATMs and counting
  • Your credit rating and why it's important
  • Are you a community or not-for-profit group?
  • What's the Autopay Account from Community First?
  • 2011 Annual General Meeting Notice

February 2011

In this edition:

  • Treasurer Swann has made the switch to a credit union, just like you...
  • Thank you for your support
  • Changes to the website
  • The simple truths about saving
  • Win $1,000 and have your next Christmas on us!
  • Community First supports Earth Hour 2011
  • Do you really want a $14,000 toaster?
  • Secure online shopping with Verified by Visa
  • Be smart when using your Smartphone

October 2010

In this edition:

  • Do we really need another people's bank?
  • Charlestown Square Store now open
  • Going away this holiday season?
  • Need to access your money while overseas?
  • How healthy is your super?
  • Meet Michael Bublé with Visa Debit
  • Free financial planning booklet from Bridges
  • McGrath Pink Visa gets a 5 star rating
  • Your reditATM network continues to grow

June 2010

In this edition:

  • It all comes back to our Members
  • Charlestown Store opening soon
  • Benefits for NSW home buyers
  • Another first for Members
  • Our current special offers
  • 2010 Annual General Meeting notice

February 2010

In this edition

  • Penrith Store refurbishment complete
  • Win free insurance for a year
  • Win a trip to the 2010 World Cup
  • Free pre-retirement seminars
  • First home buyers can still benefit in NSW
  • Interest free green loans update
  • Protect yourself from card skimming
  • Register for e-statements
  • Community First supports Earth Hour 2010

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