About Nova

Nova Alliance Bank® has the key to your financial success.

We are in the business of meeting a wide array of financial needs with ease, simplicity and speed. Nova is the financial service brand that funds dreams, gives consumers more options and anticipates their financial needs. We strive to build partnerships that are based on trust and a win-win mentality.

Products and Solutions

We offer solutions to help you achieve your goals, with flexible products and solutions. Now your dreams are right within your reach.

Secure and Long-Term

In 1964 we began as Hunter Water Board Employees Credit Union and later merged with Newcastle Herald Employees Credit Union, so a co-operative philosophy has always been at the centre of everything we do. Today, through an alliance with Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, we have become Nova Alliance Bank®.

Alliance Bank®s are Australia’s first 100% independent, member-owned social enterprise banks that, through the business of banking, invest their profits in initiatives that support members and seek to generate positive social outcomes within their communities. Now, more than ever before, our community purpose can effect real positive change through the strength of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and Alliance Bank® Partner investments in their members and communities.

Financial Claims Scheme

Find out about this Australian Government scheme to protect depositors.

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We’ve long acknowledged that we have to put our members’ interests at the heart of every decision that we make.


Alliance Partners are united by the belief that together people can create happier, healthier lives for themselves and each other. This has always been at the core of our purpose and the Alliance Partner model enables us to put it to work in a meaningful way.


CEO David Franklin
Deputy CEO Yvonne Armstrong
Loansand Compliance Manager Lynne Guy
Loans  Officer Emma Pickering
Loans  Officer Maree Henry


List of directors
Chairman Stephen Pyke
Deputy Chairman Martin Cushing
Director Ron Brooks
Director Karen Keegan
Director Rosalie Taggart
Director Nicholas Bell


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NOVA Mutual Limited ACN 087 650 440 (NOVA) is an agent of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited (Bendigo Bank) ACN 068 049 178 AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 237879 in the distribution of NOVA Alliance Bank® branded products and services. NOVA also has arrangements with other third parties as detailed in the Financial Services Guide.

NOVA Alliance Bank® branded deposits and loans are deposits and loans of Bendigo Bank. This website provides general advice only and information has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. We recommend that you seek independent advice before making any decisions based on this information. Consider the relevant disclosure documents, which includes terms and conditions for the various NOVA Alliance Bank® products and services as this information is relevant when deciding whether to acquire or hold an NOVA Alliance Bank® product. NOVA  Alliance Bank® is a trade mark of Bendigo Bank.

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