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In this edition
- Cbus Self Managed
- FPA referral program
- Annual Report highlights
- ME Bank announces strong financial year results
- Getting super social with Gen Y
CEO welcome

Welcome to the November 2014 edition of Sponsor News.

It has been a busy period for the Fund since our last edition.

We continue to develop and launch new products and services designed to promote member engagement with their superannuation. This edition takes a look at some of those significant achievements.

Speaking of significant and coinciding with our 30th year, for the first time the Fund surpassed $1 billion invested in the Cbus Income Stream.

This has been underpinned with solid growth in membership of the Income Stream option, showing that more and more Cbus members are staying with the Fund in retirement.Read more

Cbus Self Managed
Cbus member

Since the launch of Cbus Self Managed (Accumulation) on 8 September, members have invested over $7 million in the new option.

A campaign to eligible members likely to be interested in Cbus Self Managed was run prior to and following the launch.Read more

FPA referral program

The member referral program for financial planning was rolled out nationally on 17 September.

There are 45 Financial Planning Association (FPA) Professional Practices and over 100 Certified Financial Planners in the program providing extended financial advice service to our members across Australia.Read more

Annual Report highlights
Cbus annual report cover

For the first time Cbus has produced a highlights version of the Annual Report, which aims to be more digestible for members to read.

The highlights publication is available on the Cbus website, along with the full version and the financial year summary video, and  sets out the activities of the Fund. 

If you’d like copies to send out to your members, email CBUS Marketing

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ME Bank announces strong financial year results

ME Bank has reported an underlying net profit after tax of $47.4 million for the 13/14 financial year, a rise of 28 per cent on the previous reporting period.

The increase was driven by growth in home loan settlements, up 19 per cent to $3.8 billion, and improved net interest margins.

Customer numbers grew 10 per cent to 312,000 and total customer deposits grew by 17 per cent.

Cbus is a part-owner of ME Bank. 

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Getting super social with Gen Y
The new Cbus Facebook Page  is driving increased engagement with a new generation of Cbus members, thanks to the recent ‘Cash for your Castle’ competition.

Strong support across the NOVA radio network has helped build an online community of over 7,000 likes since it launched on 1 September 2014.
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Cbus mobile app

cbus app

We’ve had over 14,000 downloads of the member app since its launch six weeks ago.

More than 60% of these users have had two or more return visits since downloading the App.

Email, SMS and Facebook advertising is being used to promote the app to members online and posters and flyers are being distributed on worksites. 

Annual Member Briefing (AMB) postponed
All members who registered for the AMB received a communication thanking them for their interest. It explained that the event had been postponed and that we’d be in direct contact with them at a future date.
We remain committed to ensuring members get a face-to-face opportunity with the management and leadership of the Fund.
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