"I grew up in Alstonville and enjoy working in and around the community that I came from"
Gareth has been in the banking industry for 12 years and came to Summerland with excitement about being able to live and work in the Northern Rivers for a locally based organisation. He has spent the greater part of his banking career in Retail Lending, with residential home loans being the primary focus.
Priding himself on the great relationships he has built throughout his career, Gareth offers a professional and personalised service to customers, always ensuring needs are met in a timely manner.
"When you join Summerland you are part of an organisation that cares as much about your local area as you do"
Ben is experienced in all forms of retail banking including day-to-day, investment accounts and personal lending. His philosophy argues that he is only as good as the teams he has supporting him, and he has excellent teams in both Bangalow and Ocean Shores who are able to provide solutions to your banking needs.
As a member of the Bangalow Chamber of Commerce, the North Byron Shire Chamber of Commerce and the Bangalow Lions Club, he can regularly be found behind a BBQ cooking sausages at local events. Ben is also the basketball coach of a team of high school boys at the BRSCC in Ewingsdale.
Ben has implemented a program with the Bangalow Public School P&C through Summerland's Cash4aCause program which has helped raise much needed funds for the school.
"You are not just a number with Summerland, you are a valued part of our successful organisation"
Having been in the finance industry for more years than she cares to remember, Sue offers easy access to someone who is interested in helping with your financial needs and specialises in personal and home lending.
Currently Branch Manager for Casino & Evans Head, Sue works with experienced staff who have all been in the finance industry for many years.
Sue is a member of both the Casino and the Evans Head Community & Business Chambers, and a Past-President of Casino Quota International where she was involved for 5 years with various fundraising activities.
"Our National Contact Centre is driven by a professional and experienced team located here in Lismore"
With over 20 years contact centre experience, Matt prides himself in being able to resolve and follow up, anything relating to accessing and completing transactions. The Contact Centre team respond to all Summerland customers, through internet, phone, email, and webchat enquiries. A quick and efficient turnaround time is provided to enquiries received out of business hours.
Matt and his team have an excellent local knowledge of our region, having grown up in several different communities throughout the Northern Rivers.
"Our Coolangatta and Kingscliff teams offer professional and personal service"
Marcel has enjoyed a career in retail banking for many years, and can assist in all facets of personal banking, lending and general insurance. He is also able to assist in day-to-day business banking.
As a member of the Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce and Kingscliff & Districts Chamber of Commerce, Marcel is an active contributor to the local community. He has been involved in coaching local junior rugby league clubs while his children were young, and actively supports local clubs like Coolangatta Knights RLFC, the Tweed Saints Netball Club and Pottsville Tennis Club through Summerland Cash4Clubs sponsorships.
"I can quickly assess your financial situation and provide solutions to meet your needs"
Graeme was born in the local area and has 36 years experience in the financial services industry, most of which has been on the North Coast of NSW.
His skills lie in all areas of lending, credit risk assessment and business development. Graeme has been successful in building strong customer relationships through delivery of quality service and finding solutions to meet various needs.
Graeme is always keen to volunteer and assist with any worthwhile cause in the community, is a member of the Lismore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is strongly involved with the Wollongbar Alstonville Rugby Club.
Accessibility is important to Graeme, being able to arrange an appointment for you in his office or visit you at home during or after business hours.
"...always been very satisfied with the high standard of customer service... the assistance I received with my mortgage arrangements was excellent.As a first time owner â and my first experience of the building process - I was very happy that what could have been a complicated and stressful experience was actually made pleasant and efficient".