COBA 2018 Melbourne: A Great Opportunity for Cufa

The Customer Owned Banking Convention, COBA 2018, was recently held in Melbourne from 21-23 October 2018. This year’s theme was ‘The Challenge of Change’.  Over the course of the convention speakers and exhibitors informed the sector about how to meet these challenges and take advantage of the moment.


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With change comes opportunity and the convention delved into topics surrounding the banking royal commission and a range of new regulatory proposals. New technology in the industry was also discussed with plenty of it on show in the exhibition hall.

Cufa was lucky enough to be in attendance with a stand thanks to ASL. It was an excellent opportunity to meet and thank many of our supporters from the community-owned banking industry in person. 

The convention was a great chance to show the industry the amazing work and achievements that Cufa has been able to build on over the past year. In addition, we were also able to inform people of the new work Cufa has secured and offer people the trip of a lifetime with our Cultural Learning Trip to Cambodia.

Cufa’s Village Entrepreneur program was on show as well, providing an excellent opportunity to discuss with people the life-changing impact it has on the lives of people within remote communities.

Cufa Chair Margot Sweeny said of the convention, “I had a lot of fun this year. It was a great opportunity to hear about all the changes in the industry. The banking royal commission and AI were very interesting talking points. We also had an amazing stand this year, provided by ASL; and it gave us the chance to thank many of our great supporters.”

Thank you to everyone that took the time to visit our stand at COBA 2018. If you have any further questions about the Cufa Cultural Learning Trip or our Village Entrepreneur program, please feel free to contact us:

Phone – 1300 490 467

Email – [email protected]

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