Hume Bank is a mutual financial institution that aims to build and enhance relationships with its members to enable them to make rewarding financial choices. Its blended service approach to banking is personalised across its branches, ATM network, phone and online banking channels.
Hume has been operating for over 62 years, and employs over 150 local staff and meets the needs of over 60,000 members.
By becoming a member, you agree to be bound by the Constitution of Hume.
What are the benefits of membership?
Our profits are reinvested back into delivering value for our members, including:
- Competitive products and rates
- Fairer fees
- Outstanding customer service
- Supporting the local economy
As a member of Hume, you may choose to receive notices of meetings of members of Hume (for example Hume’s Annual General Meeting) via email or post. Meeting notices are also published via the newspaper, available via Hume’s website and displayed in all Hume branches at least 21 days prior to the meeting date.
Meeting notices will inform you about matters that will be considered at the meeting. Common matters considered at Hume’s Annual General Meeting include confirmation of the minutes of the prior years’ meeting, noting of the Annual Financial Reports of Hume, election of Directors, and any proposed changes to Hume’s Constitution.
Attendance at meetings enables members to participate in the governance of Hume and to:
- Ask questions about the management of Hume, its financial standing and performance;
- Ask Hume’s auditor questions about the conduct of the audit and the preparation and content of the auditor's report; and
- Vote on any proposal to amend Hume’s Constitution or on any other matter in relation to the management of Hume.
If you are entitled to attend and cast a vote at a meeting, you may appoint a proxy to attend and vote on your behalf. Information on appointing a proxy is contained in Hume’s Constitution and included in meeting notices.
You may also choose to receive a copy of Hume’s Annual Financial Reports and / or Annual Members’ report (“annual reports”) via email or post. Copies are also made available via all Hume branches and on our website at www.humebank.com.au. These annual reports set out information about the financial position and performance of Hume, the efficiency with which Hume is being managed, and the financial risks to which Hume is exposed.
If you do not notify us within 21 days of being given this notice that you choose to receive meeting notices and / or copies of the Annual Financial Reports and Members’ Reports, you will be taken not to have chosen to receive them, and Hume will not be required to give these to you.
However, if you choose not to receive notices and / or copies of the annual reports, you can elect to start receiving them at any time by contacting Hume on (02) 6051 3211.