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Greater Bank Finance Academy

The Greater Bank Finance Academy is a financial literacy outreach program delivered to high school students across the Hunter, Central Coast, the Central West and Northern regions of NSW.

With course content created in partnership with University of Newcastle (theory) and Greater Bank (practical) the course is delivered by University of Newcastle student ambassadors and Greater Bank staff. The Finance Academy will be integrated into various subjects across year 9 and 10 curriculum.

Overall the program will provide the latest information on how community attitudes and people's relationships to money are changing and share information on financial topics that people of all ages need to consider when managing their money, including simple strategies on saving, reducing debt and how to avoid being scammed.

This idea of collaboration and community support is the underlying premise of what makes the partnership with the University so important for our business.

We have joined forces with a like-minded educational institution to provide members of the community, especially our next generation, with access to information that will help provide clarity and understanding around the intricacies of finance.

Find out what the Greater Bank Finance Academy is all about

Meet our Finance Academy Ambassadors

Emma Dumbrill

Newcastle Region

Cardiff

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Lauren Tickner

Newcastle & Hunter region

Newcastle

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Kelly Keywood

Lake Macquarie / Central Coast Region

Morisset

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Nerissa Clarke

Central West Region

Orange

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Steph Fisher

New England Region

Tamworth

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Teeghan Fitzgerald

Gold Coast Region

Helensvale

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Vi Janissen

Northern Rivers Region

Casino

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Cathy Smith

Mid North Coast Region

Port Macquarie

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Junior Finance Academy

Raising kids to be smart about money is an essential life skill.

So, as part of our partnership with the University of Newcastle, we've developed an online financial literacy program for primary school aged students in Years 3 - 6.

Using the program, parents can help children develop good financial habits by teaching them to how to budget, spend wisely and set saving goals.

Consisting of four video lessons and accompanying workbooks, the program covers topics such as understanding money, money maths, earning money and saving money. Content can be paced according to the child’s ability.

Once your child has worked their way through it, they will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Access the online program right here.

Greater Bank Finance Sessions

Knowing about money is not just for those that work in the industry, it is a topic that underpins our livelihood and as such we stand-by our commitment to educate our customers and our community on being “financially savvy”.

Our partnership with the University will see us host adult financial literacy sessions where members of the community will be able to access FREE educational material in a variety of mediums and platforms aimed at improving financial wellbeing. These sessions will focus on topics that people of all ages need to consider when managing their money, including simple strategies on saving, reducing debt and how to avoid being scammed. Specially identified ‘at-risk’ groups in our community will also be targeted and offered personalised sessions tailored to the group’s individual needs.

This program will be available to the public from 2021.

Greater Bank Finance Lab


Our partnership with the University of Newcastle has seen the establishment of the Greater Bank Finance Lab - University Trading Room. Located in the University’s city campus, NUspace, it is a dedicated teaching space equipped with 20 computers that facilitates a hands-on, interactive environment to promote learning in effective decision-making, economic systems, monetary markets and financial literacy.

The lab enables Newcastle Business School students to build their skills in financial decision-making, risk management and economic systems, before they graduate.

Financial literacy program

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