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Mark's Budget Saver Blog - Part 2

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Read Part 2 of Mark's Budget Saver Blog.

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Boost Retirement Savings by saying NO to Deposit Tax

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The Customer Owned Banking Association says the Federal Government can support “retirement savings” by walking away from the proposed deposit tax.

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Do the Big 4 Banks really need more profit?

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First Option Credit Union – Your Credit Union – has recently passed on the full 25 point decrease to mortgages, whilst 3 of the big 4 banks have not!

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Official cash rate cut to historic low

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At its meeting on 5 May 2015, the Reserve Bank has cut the official interest rate by 25 basis points to a record low of 2.0%. Wow!

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TAB Cricket Carnival 2015

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The 2015 TAB Cricket Carnival was sponsored by Tabcorp and First Option Credit Union. It was a T20 format held on 26 March 2015. The games were played at Parkfield Cricket Club in Noble Park Victoria.

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Where have the Credit Unions gone?

Written by Dean Jepsen Monday, 16 March 2015 14:11

In the beginning...

Credit Unions offered the everyday person loans that helped them achieve their dreams and gave their members loans when the banks would not.

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CEO Banking Tips (Part 2)

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Written by Dean Jepsen Friday, 02 January 2015 00:00

Here is Part 2 of Dean's top tips to get the best out of banking with First Option

Mobile Banking 

This has truly changed the way I do my everyday banking. The “Pay Anyone” feature makes it very easy to transfer payments to people, simply by knowing their email address or mobile phone number. You can also set up “payees” for the people or bills that you pay regularly. That way it is very easy to make a payment from your phone.

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CEO Banking Tips (Part I)

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Written by Dean Jepsen Monday, 29 December 2014 00:00

As a long-term member of First Option Credit Union, I have seen all types of banking practices come and go. We all have our own way of doing our banking, but sometimes old habits die hard. Changing can be difficult, but it can really save you time and give you greater control of your finances. 

As a father of 4 young children, I have lots of payments to make each month. Here is part 1 of the things that I do to make my banking easier. Most of these tips are free and easy to implement. I hope that they give you the motivation to “Do Something” and take control of your finances. 

 

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A holiday message from First Option

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Written by Dean Jepsen Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:00

Members are advised that First Option will be closed on the following dates…

  • Thu 25 Dec 2014
  • Fri 26 Dec 2014
  • Sat 27 Dec 2014
  • Thu 1 Jan 2015
  • Fri 2 Jan 2015

Note: First Option will close at 1pm on both Christmas Eve and New Years Eve

While we’re taking a short break, accessing your money is as easy as ABC…

  • All rediATMs, including nab and BOQ (direct charge free)
  • Bank@Post at Australia Post (deposits are free)
  • Cash out at all EFTPOS

   

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