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Australia's First Co-operative Bank

mecuThis follows the challenge from the Federal Government to increase competition against the big four banks. The Federal Government wishes to see the mutual banking sector provider greater levels of competition by creating a 5th pillar in banking.

From 1 September 2011 MECU Limited will adopt the new business name bankmecu. MECU Limited is a large Australian credit union with assets exceeding $2.6 billion and $287 million in capital. It has 125,000 customers and 348 staff.

bankmecu will be a customer owned bank - a bank owned by its customers.

Read the MECU news release on bankmecu

Read the ABACUS Australian Mutuals news release on Australia's first mutual bank.

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global news hub icaThe Global News Hub has been created by the Co-operative Press Ltd with the help of the Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS News). The web site hosts text, pictures and video content. You can also subscribe to a mailing list.. [ more detail ]

Co-operative College

collegelogoThe UK Co-operative College is dedicated to the promotion of co-operative values, ideas and principles. It was established in 1919. In the UK the Co-operative College is developing new models to run schools as co-operatives.  [ more detail ]

IYC Australia 2012

iyc-logo australia_hyphenVisit the Australian  International Year of Co-operatives 2012 web site - established by the Australian IYC 2012 National Steering Committee. Visit the site for Australian activities and resources for the International Year of Co-operatives in Australia.  [ more detail ]