Generous donation from QBE
Heritage has a rich history of putting People first and the Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation is another pillar for us to spread this philosophy and better the communities we operate in.
The COVID-19 Kick Start Grants were announced with $90,000 committed to go to nine eligible charitable organisations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
The Charitable Foundation launched and we started accepting donations from the public. The Foundation now provides a localised place for our customers and community to donate, knowing their funds will be shared with charities in need.
We announced that we would be starting the Heritage Charitable Foundation with a $2 million investment to fund a grants program to assist charities Australia wide.
We became Heritage Bank but our customer-owned structure and commitment to helping Australians reach their financial goals remained stronger than ever.
Heritage reached the milestone of $5 billion total consolidated assets, guaranteeing our stability to support our community for many years to come.
We began hosting the annual Heritage Photographic Awards to show our support for artists Australia-wide and to capture our combined history through a different perspective.
We began selecting a historical house each year to feature in a magnificent Calendar House painting. These paintings are printed in our annual calendar which is made available in our branches every year for gold coin donation. This venture has raised over $300,000 to support Queensland charities.
The Toowoomba Permanent and Darling Downs Building society merged to become Heritage Building Society and our customer-owned People first philosophy became the pillar for everything we do today.
Darling Downs Building Society was formed to provide additional banking and financial support to the growing Darling Downs community.
The Toowoomba Permanent Building Society was established, setting the scene for us to help our community achieve their dreams for years to come.