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Call For Nominations

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Written by Tahlia Johnson

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR DIRECTORS

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020

SOUTH WEST SLOPES CREDIT UNION LTD.

ACN: 087 650 673

South West Slopes Credit Union Ltd (SWSCU),  advises members that nominations for election of Directors are now open.

In accordance with the SWSCU’s Constitution, Directors Kevin Cloake and Allan Stuart must retire at the 2020 AGM and both Directors have offered themselves for re-election for a further term.

Members are advised that nomination packs are available by contacting the Company Secretary, Mr. Andrew Jones, at the registered office 89 Boorowa Street Young or phoning 02 6384 1111.

Nominations for the position for Director will close at midday on Tuesday 25th of August 2020. All nominees will be subject to a review by the Nominations Committee to asses each nominee against standard ‘Fit and Proper’ requirements.

Candidates with extensive skills and experience in Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Finance, Human Resources, Regulatory Compliance, IT/ Ecommerce and Strategic Marketing as well as a formal director qualification such as a GAICD would be considered favourably.

Members are also advised that the 2020 AGM will be held at the registered office, 89 Boorowa Street Young, on Thursday the 12th November 2020, commencing at 6:00pm.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD

Andrew Jones

Chief Executive Officer / Secretary


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Verified by Visa is now Visa Secure

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Written by Tahlia Johnson

Visa have mandated issuer and merchant upgrades from 3D Secure 1.0 (Verified by Visa) to 3D Secure 2.0 (Visa Secure).

 

This means that the way some online transactions are carried out will be different.

 

Previously, if a merchant used the Verified by Visa service, they would ask for personal information to verify your identity as an added security authentication before a transaction is completed. Moving forward, Visa Secure will now ask you to authenticate a transaction by an SMS One Time Password. This means a text message with a code will be sent to you and this code will need to be entered into the display screen before the transaction can be completed.

 

Due to this change, it is imperative that we have current mobile numbers on our system as if we don’t, this will mean transactions are declined.

 

Not all online merchants use this service however it is becoming more prevalent due to the added security it facilitates for both the merchant and the purchaser.

 

For more information visit Visa’s website: https://www.visa.com.au/pay-with-visa/security/secure-online-shopping.html


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Sponsorship March 2020

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Written by Tahlia Johnson

South West Slopes Credit Union is proud to be able to provide sponsorship during the month of March to the following local community groups and clubs:

S & C Sports Club/Ladies Bowling Club West Wyalong     

Woodbridge Cup Referees Association

Young & District Poultry Club     

Young Community Chest

Cootamundra Cycle Club              

Ungarie Show Society

Young Railway Interest Group   

Young Lions Soccer Club

Ungarie Sports & Recreation Club            

Temora Town Netball Association


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Saturday Closure Notice

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Written by Tahlia Johnson

SWSCU wishes to advise that our Young branch will cease Saturday morning openings until further notice. In an effort to support social distancing measures and protect both our members and staff, SWSCU is taking the difficult decision to close Saturday mornings. SWSCU appreciates that our members value the Saturday openings and are making every effort to assist them during the COVID-19 outbreak period.

As a reminder SWSCU is pleased to be able to support our members affected by the crisis with 6 month repayment holidays on their home, investor, personal and commercial loans. Any members with concerns about their accounts can, as always, contact our branches on 02 6384 1111.

All SWSCU branches will be closed over the Easter Holidays and reopen on Tuesday April 14. Enjoy the break and stay safe.


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SWSCU Covid-19 Response

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Written by Hannah Oliver

South West Slopes Credit Union is here to help any members who are experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 virus, including those impacted by a loss of income with loan payments to meet.
If you are a member and your income or job has been affected by COVID-19 we encourage you to talk to us as you may be eligible for a repayment pause on your loan.
We remain open and continue to provide all services for business across all branch locations as we support our communities through this time.  Members have the option to access 24 hours a day banking through SWSCU’s internet banking or via SWSCU’s App which includes instant payment options.
Should any member wish to setup internet banking or the app, or just simply need some assistance, our branch staff are more than happy to help.
We will of course continue to process all loan applications quickly and efficiently providing certainty for members during this time of uncertainty.

Andrew Jones
CEO
South West Slopes Credit Union


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