Our purpose.

Our purpose.

ME is not simply a business – or just a bank – we’re a team of over 1000 employees and over 500,000 customers and it is our view that all have the right to be treated equally. ME has always been a different type of bank. Our history from day one has been to assist in creating dignity in retirement by providing low cost home loans. Indeed, we were founded on the principle of a fair go for all Australians.

The very essence of this organisation is about creating fairness and equality for all Australians. We stand for equality and we stand proud.

-Jamie McPhee, CEO

LGBTIQ+ awards and membership.

Pride in diversity

Pride in diversity

ME became members of the Pride In Diversity national employer support program in 2018.

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LGBTI awards

LGBTI awards

In 2018, ProudlyME were one of 11 finalists for "New Employee Network of the Year"

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Marriage equality

Marriage equality

We said YES to marriage equality back in 2014, and continue to work to level the playing field.

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MQFF sponsorship.

We’re proud to be a major sponsor of one of Melbourne’s most loved queer community events – the Melbourne Queer Film Festival which runs over March celebrating a proudly different kind of film festival. We teamed up with MQFF because we’re a bank that supports our staff and customers to be proudly themselves.

MQFF sponsorship.

We’re proud to be a major sponsor of one of Melbourne’s most loved queer community events – the Melbourne Queer Film Festival which runs over March celebrating a proudly different kind of film festival. We teamed up with MQFF because we’re a bank that supports our staff and customers to be proudly themselves.

Gender strategy.

Our vision is to be an organisation where gender balance is just how we roll. Disparate voices are valued and contribute to the quality of our decisions and outcomes. We strive towards a minimum representation of at least 45% for both men and women across all levels.
ME currently has no gender pay gap

ME currently has no gender pay gap

Current workforce split: 47.4% female, 52.6% male.

Current workforce split: 47.4% female, 52.6% male1

We have plans to to collect information on non-binary gendered people going forward

Diversity partners.

Diversity Council of Australia

Diversity Council of Australia

We signed up as a Diversity Council of Australia member in 2018.

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Workplace Gender Equality Agency

We have undertaken the requirements to be on the Pay Equity Ambassador list2, administered by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

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Work 180

Work 180

Endorsed by Work 180 for our support of diversity, inclusion and equality.

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Meet some of our team.

Teri customer research manager

“At ME, I’m able to bring my whole self to work, and not only is that accepted, it’s celebrated. I’m passionate about ProudlyME, the bank’s LGBTIQ+ group, which promotes diversity and inclusion. I’m proud to work at a company that supports all of its people – no matter where they sit under the rainbow.”

-Teri, Customer Research Manager

Alison Chief Information Security Officer

“I started working at ME in a part time capacity earlier this year. I was really impressed by the bank’s openness to flexible work arrangements. I am supported and accepted as a part-time employee and it feels good to not have to choose between a challenging, interesting career and my family. Both are so important in supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce.”

-Alison, Chief Information Security Officer

Penny, Talent Acquisition Manager

“I'm a staunch advocate of diversity and inclusion. That's why it's so great to work for an organisation whose core purpose is to help all Australians get ahead. At ME we have diversity of experience,  diversity of knowledge and diversity of thought. As a return-to-work mum working flexibly, I’m free to be me at ME. There’s nothing more important than that.”
 
-Penny, Talent Acquisition Manager

The legal stuff.

The legal stuff.
  1. Member Equity Bank Limited WGEA Public Report
  2. Employer has undertaken the requirements to be on the Pay Equity Ambassador list, administered by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).