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Planned Maintenance – Thursday, 23 July.

Scheduled maintenance will occur between 12:15 AM and 01:00 AM (ACST) Thursday, 23 July. During this time, fast payments (Osko) and card controls in Internet & Mobile Banking will be unavailable. Card and ATM transactions may also be impacted.

Thanks in advance for your patience.

 

Planned Outage – Wednesday, 22 July 2020.

Due to a planned outage, our Internet and Mobile Banking will be unavailable on Wednesday, 22 July from 12:00 AM until 2:00 AM (ACST). Your card and ATM transactions may also be impacted during this time.

Thanks in advance for your patience.

Directors' Election 2020 - Call for nominations

BEYOND BANK AUSTRALIA LIMITED (BBA)

ACN 087 651 143

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

2020 DIRECTORS’ ELECTION

Three directors are to be elected in accordance with the Constitution of BBA.

Directors Sandra Andersen (the current Chair of the Board), Trent Bartlett (the current Chair of the Board Customer Committee) and Rebecca Richardson (the current Chair of the Board Governance and Remuneration Committee) offer themselves for re-election. 

Director Sandra (Sam) Andersen, the current Chair of the Board, offers herself for re-election.  She has substantial skills and experience at senior executive level in the areas of banking and financial services, risk management, financial reporting and analysis, business and people management, and business strategy and planning.  She has contributed extensively to the work of the board.

Director Trent Bartlett, the current Chair of the Customer Committee, offers himself for re-election.  He has extensive skills and experience in corporate governance, retail services and co-operatives and mutuals.  He has contributed to the work of the board at a very high level.

Director Rebecca Richardson, the current Chair of the Board Governance and Remuneration Committee, offers herself for re-election.  She has highly developed skills in board governance, affordable housing and planning, and extensive experience in mutual banking and community activities.  She has contributed to the work of the board at a high level.

The Board of BBA is skills based and is committed to maintaining a mix of directors that collectively bring the required experience and skills to enable the Board to operate efficiently and effectively. 

Members considering being nominated need to be mindful that as part of the Nomination Committee’s assessment process the focus will be on candidates that, at a minimum, possess highly developed skills in two or more of the following areas: banking and financial services, risk management, financial reporting and analysis, business and people management, business strategy and planning, corporate governance, co-operatives and mutuals, community engagement and technology skills.

BBA is subject to the requirements of the Corporations Act which, together with a number of common law obligations and prudential requirements, imposes specific duties and significant responsibilities and accountability on directors.

BBA, being an authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI), is subject to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s (APRA) Prudential Standard CPS 520 Fit and Proper (F&P Standard).  The F&P Standard sets out the minimum requirements that ADIs must apply in determining the fitness and propriety of individuals who hold positions of responsibility with the ADI which includes directors.

The Banking Act 1959 (Banking Act) was amended in 2018 to establish the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR). The BEAR is an enhanced accountability framework for ADIs and persons in director and senior executive roles.  The BEAR introduces a definition of ‘accountable person’ and requires their registration with APRA prior to commencement in an accountable person role.  A director’s appointment will be subject to APRA registering the successful candidate/s as an accountable person.

In accordance with the BBA Constitution every candidate must submit to an interview by the Nomination Committee.  The role of the Nomination Committee is to assess each candidate and determine whether it is satisfied that the person is fit and proper and as part of this assessment has demonstrated an ability to be a director against the model criteria.

It would be prudent for any member considering whether to be nominated to acquaint themselves with the duties imposed on directors by the general law and by the Corporations Act, and also the BBA Constitution accessible on the BBA website (www.beyondbank.com.au).

Members requiring more information may obtain it from the Group Company Secretary, Mr Andrew Lee, by telephoning 13 25 85 who can also provide the nomination ‘pack’.  Nominations close at 5.00pm CST on 24 July 2020.

Andrew Lee

Group Company Secretary

We’ve upgraded our Mobile Banking App.

Last week, we released an upgrade of our Mobile Banking App.

The new version includes customers’ much-requested account nickname feature, significant improvements to the accounts section, and Nexus Mutual co-branding and card art following their merger system conversion.

These upgrades are all part of our continuous efforts to make contactless banking simple and user-friendly, especially as we adjust to living with the impacts of COVID-19.

Our efforts have been recognised by Canstar, who again awarded us their Customer-Owned Bank of the Year Award for online and mobile banking.

Watch a short video of the new features here

Download the app from the App Store or Google Play

Please note: devices will need their operating systems to be updated to at least an iOS 11.0 or Android 6.0 in order to upgrade to our Mobile Banking App.

Planned Outage – 14 June

Due to a planned outage, Internet and Mobile Banking will be unavailable on Sunday, 14 June between the hours of 12:30 am and 7:30 am (ACST). Your card and ATM transactions may also be impacted during this time.

Thanks in advance for your patience.

 

Welcome to Beyond Bank, Nexus Mutual!

We’re excited to welcome our Nexus Mutual members to Beyond Bank after the integration of systems, accounts and services was successfully completed from 6 to 7 June 2020.

Earlier this year Nexus Mutual, a Melbourne-based credit union with a history extending over 50 years, had formally merged with Beyond Bank. In the subsequent months, our teams across both organisations had been working hard on this integration, which is now complete.

Thank you to all our members for their patience and understanding as we made the move to integrate Nexus Mutual members into the Beyond Bank family.

The merger enables our customer-owned organisation to grow and establish its national position as a clear alternative in the financial services market.

Together, members of both organisations are supported with access to enhanced technology, services and 45 branches across SA, NSW, ACT, VIC and WA.

With both organisations maintaining strong relationships with their local communities, we are in a stronger position to combine our efforts to expand our community programs.

We look forward to reaching new heights together!

Planned Outage – 6/7 June

Due to a planned outage, Internet and Mobile Banking will be unavailable this Saturday, 6 June at 10:00 PM, until 1:00 AM Sunday, 7 June (ACST). Your card and ATM transactions will not be impacted.

Thanks in advance for your patience.

Beyond Bank wins Canstar digital banking awards.

Our commitment to providing customers with outstanding digital banking has been recognised by Canstar for the sixth year in a row.

Canstar Research identified Beyond Bank Australia as providing leading online and mobile banking for customers, naming us the winner of the Customer-Owned Bank of the Year – Online Banking for the sixth consecutive year (2015 award under a different name), and Customer-Owned Bank of the Year – Mobile Banking for the fifth consecutive year.

We are extremely proud of these awards and the acknowledgement of the value we continue to return to our customers, particularly at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has made access to simple and user-friendly online banking even more crucial.

Continuing the good news and value being delivered for customers, a significant Beyond Bank mobile app update will be released the week commencing 7 June. This update will deliver improvements to the accounts section and experience, including the ability to rename accounts, a highly requested feature.

Download our updated mobile banking app from the App Store or Google Play from 7 June.

More information on Online & Mobile Banking:

More information on these awards:

Planned Upgrade – 24 May

Due to a planned upgrade, Internet and Mobile Banking will be unavailable on Sunday, 24 May between 3:00 am and 5:00 am (ACST). Your card and ATM transactions may also be impacted during this time.

Thanks in advance for your patience.

Planned Upgrade – 17 May

Due to a planned upgrade, Internet and Mobile Banking will be unavailable on Sunday, 17 May between 1:00 am and 3:00 am (ACST). Your card and ATM transactions won’t be impacted during this time.

Thanks in advance for your patience.

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