Credit Union takes the prize



VIC Barrett knows exactly why the Capricornia Credit Union is winning awards.

"They make you feel important when you walk in,'' he said.

"You don't get that too often and I'm not just saying that.

"They're fantastic.''

Mr Barrett has lived in Rockhampton all his life and has banked with the CCU for the past 15 years.

He said he intended to continue banking with the institution and said the staff were spot on.

Mr Barrett said he was not surprised to learn the CCU had won another award.

The credit union has just been recognised in Money magazine's Best of the Best 2006 awards ? winning a silver for the best premium savings account (Sunshine Cash Management) and also a bronze in the best term deposit (90 day, short-term).

It's the third year in a row that the CCU has won Money awards.

CCU general manager Peter Mogg said he was proud to receive the awards, considering the competition they had been against.

Mr Mogg said the credit union had been compared to some of Australia's biggest banking institutions for the awards. He said the awards recognised

the CCU's aim of trying to put more in members' pockets. "It's not a charity. We're not here to give away money, but the key difference between banks and building societies is that they give to the wealth of their shareholders, whereas we focus on customers.''

Mr Mogg said the CCU was one of the area's best kept secrets, but with awards like this, he hoped that may change.

He said he hoped the CCU may take out more awards next year.



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