15-Oct-2013 • Corporate

Supporting Australia’s automotive industry

ME Bank is partnering with GM Holden to provide workplace banking services to employees at Holden’s manufacturing plant in Elizabeth, South Australia.

The partnership was announced on site today by ME Bank CEO, Jamie McPhee, and GM Holden’s Director of Vehicle Assembly Operations, Bob Glass.

Under the partnership a bank manager will visit the manufacturing plant each week, while two ATMs will be permanently installed on site.

Jamie McPhee said “ME Bank is keen to support Australia’s car manufacturing industry.” 

“ME Bank recently purchased 150 Holden Cruzes as its sales fleet vehicles because we believe in supporting the Australian car-making industry.”

“We’re just as pleased to be able to support workers at GM Holden by providing them with fairer banking.” 

“Workplace banking is about taking banking to workers rather than making them come to us.”

“Despite the rise of electronic banking many Australian workers still want face-to-face contact with a banker to help them make important financial decisions, such as a home loan which is one of the biggest financial decisions they’ll ever make.”

Bob Glass said, “It’s a fantastic service that ME Bank is offering our employees. We’re proud to partner with them and be able to offer our employees the benefit of workplace banking.”

‘We’re also extremely proud that ME Bank have recently purchased a fleet 150 Holden Cruzes, built right here at our Elizabeth facility. ME Bank’s support of Holden and the local industry is tremendous.”

With approximately 1700 workers at its Elizabeth plant, GM Holden is ME Bank’s largest workplace banking site.

The Bank already provides its Workplace Banking service at 76 worksites across Australia and plans to reach 140 worksites by the end of the Financial Year.

ME Bank’s goal is to establish the largest workplace banking network in the country, providing genuinely fairer banking directly to customers right where they’re located every day – at the worksite.