It’s Official. Our Community Grants program is Award-Winning!

On Wednesday the 6th October, we were proud to be announced as a Highly Commended Award-winning Finalist in the 2021 Get Ready NSW Community Award. In what was a record year for applications, we reached the Final 4, and were awarded a Highly Commended trophy. This award recognises the...

On Wednesday the 6th October, we were proud to be announced as a Highly Commended Award-winning Finalist in the...

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Important Update to your SCCU Visa Debit Card

Our SCCU cards are changing for all of our customers! Following recent changes to the Australian payment network, Eftpos will no longer be available on the SCCU Visa Debit Cards from 15 November 2021.  We will be sending a new Visa card to all Customers in the coming weeks. IMPORTANT: To ensure...

Our SCCU cards are changing for all of our customers! Following recent changes to the Australian payment network, Eftpos will...

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The investment property guide

Questions to ask yourself before placing an offer With the property market in a growth phase, rental vacancies at all-time lows and staycations replacing overseas travel, many people are considering this as an opportune time to enter the investment property market. Whilst it’s a decision that needs to be based...

Questions to ask yourself before placing an offer With the property market in a growth phase, rental vacancies at all-time...

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How to drive your renovation dollar further

Questions to ask yourself before diving into a renovation For many Australians, the pandemic has increased our appetite for renovating. With more time spent at home, extra downtime and little opportunity to spend our dollars on an overseas holiday, we are looking to make our own space a little more...

Questions to ask yourself before diving into a renovation For many Australians, the pandemic has increased our appetite for renovating....

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SCCU’s Annual Community Grants launches with $40k available, giving groups a chance to build a better tomorrow

Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) today announced that a total of $40,000 in Community Grants are open for application. Following on from a successful 2020 program which saw SCCU support six community projects, they are once again putting their money where their mouth is, backing community organisations big and...

Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) today announced that a total of $40,000 in Community Grants are open for application....

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Renting versus Buying: Four factors you need to consider

Australian house prices are now among the most expensive in the world: Sydney and Melbourne have historically led the way when it comes to pricey real-estate, but other states are now quickly catching up. What used to be an achievable goal for most Australians – to work hard and...

Australian house prices are now among the most expensive in the world: Sydney and Melbourne have historically led the...

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Strong-arming the market: the ‘Hemsworth effect’

The picturesque towns of Northern NSW have had a sprinkling of celebrity stardust over the past years - while it’s shone the international and national spotlight onto our beautiful region, are we now paying A-list property prices? Known locally as the ‘Hemsworth effect’, the increase of celebrity visitors and new...

The picturesque towns of Northern NSW have had a sprinkling of celebrity stardust over the past years - while...

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SCCU announce a Sustainability Action Plan, furthering their commitment to care for the places they call home

Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) has announced its plans to deliver on a new Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) to address environmental, social and economic challenges that exist today, responding to feedback from the community and customers.   The plan, which outlines their ambition to support sustainability initiatives, partner with experts and...

Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) has announced its plans to deliver on a new Sustainability Action Plan (SAP) to...

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Seven Books to Improve Your Money Mindset!

It’s amazing how addictive reading about good money habits can be.  Here are seven books we think are a must for those of you keen to improve your financial habits. The Barefoot Investor: The only money guide you’ll ever need With almost 2 million copies sold, Scott Pape’s best seller...

It’s amazing how addictive reading about good money habits can be.  Here are seven books we think are a...

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What Pocket Money can Teach Your Children?

Pocket money is a great way to help teach your child financial management skills. It gives them a firm idea about the value of things, teaches them to save and gives them a sense of responsibility for achieving their own goals. It’s important for parents to remember that children take...

Pocket money is a great way to help teach your child financial management skills. It gives them a firm...

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How to Stop Living Pay Cheque to Pay Cheque?

For many, Simply Red’s song “Money’s too tight to mention” makes us feel incredibly seen.  We are living pay cheque to pay cheque, with no savings in reserve should something go wrong, feeling the daily stress of making do. And like many long standing habits, our approach to money can...

For many, Simply Red’s song “Money’s too tight to mention” makes us feel incredibly seen.  We are living pay...

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Things to Think About When Working in The Gig Economy

The gig economy has had a peculiar trajectory during the pandemic, which has been influenced by lockdown, border closure and government policies.  It dipped severely in the beginning and then rose to more than 40% of pre-Covid numbers.  This has largely been driven by the increase of the meal...

The gig economy has had a peculiar trajectory during the pandemic, which has been influenced by lockdown, border closure...

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