Since 1945, Greater Bank has been in the business of helping Australians build better financial futures. In 2016, from being The Greater Building Society, it changed its name to Greater Bank to reflect better the products and services it provides. As a member-owned and run mutual bank, all its profits are reinvested into the business, which means its customers get better value products and services.
With more than 250,000 customers and over 700 staff, Greater Bank makes customer support a priority. The bank has won numerous awards including Money magazine’s 2018 Home Lender of the Year award. The bank's roots are firmly planted in community with a certain percentage of profits put towards supporting the branches’ local communities. It can allocate a certain percentage of its annual profits towards supporting causes and organisations that improve life outcomes in the communities it calls home.
Greater Bank has its head office in Hamilton and has a network of branches across NSW and QLD. Aside from visiting these branches, you can contact the bank through its customer service centre (Monday to Saturday), loan centre (Monday to Friday) or by emailing the fraud prevention department at any time. The bank’s customers have access to over 3,000 ATMs nationwide and can use Westpac, St George, Bank of Melbourne and Bank of SA ATMs without additional charges.
Greater Bank offers a range of products including personal and home loans, savings and everyday bank accounts, term deposits, credit cards, and insurance. The bank believes every Australian deserves to own a home, so it designed a range of award-winning home loans with competitive rates and low fees. It has ultimate, great rate, investment ultimate, investment great rate, line of credit, construction and reverse mortgages.
If you want to apply for a home loan with Greater Bank, check out this handy checklist to see what documents you may need:
- Valid ID – such as a driver’s licence, passport or photo card
- Proof of income – including latest payslips (can’t be more than four weeks old), personal and business tax returns (if self-employed) and a letter from the managing real estate agent if you are currently receiving rental income
- Evidence of any existing loans and a copy of a rental statement issued by a real estate agent if you are currently renting
The bank offers a number of ways for loan applications, which includes making a home loan enquiry online, dropping into your nearest branch, or calling its loan hotline.