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20 Years of Service - Matthew Gallop

Look who else was celebrating a 20 year milestone on 6 September!

On the 6 September 2002 Sandringham first welcomed their Community Bank and Matthew Gallop was employed as Branch Manager. Fast forward to 2022, and he’s still here!!

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Here’s a quick Q&A with Matthew reflecting on his 20 years of service:

Q1. Why did you join ‘Sandringham Community Bank’ in 2002?

After working for one of the major banks for 17 years I was seeking a new role that was going to provide me with the opportunity to build long-term trusting relationships with my clients. The Community Bank model not only allows me to do that but also supports our community though grants, sponsorships and donations totalling some $2.3M since opening our door.

Q2. What has changed the most in the last 20 years?

I think what has changed the most has been the rapid change in electronic banking and the reducing need for branches across the whole industry. Some 97% of transactions are now completed online.

Q3. What has changed the least in the last 20 years?

The staff and my desire to assist people meet their goals. Bendigo Bank commenced back in 1858 and was formed to assist Miners buy their own homes. Our key goal is still to meet and assist clients to achieve their individual personal goals.

Q4. Your favourite moment or story of the past 20 years?

From a personal point of view one of happiest times is helping people purchase their first home.

Congratulations Matthew and team – keep up the great work!

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Sandringham Traders Association proudly acknowledges the Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land, and we pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.