Community Bank Samford

Built by the community, for the community

Amount Given Back to the Local Community Since 2002

Banking Done Differently

We are a community bank – built by the community for our local community.

We deliver the full range of traditional banking services, but unlike traditional banks, up to 80% of all profits are returned to our local community.

How does community banking work?

The Pine Rivers Community Finance Ltd (PRCF) owns and operates the Community Bank Samford (part of Bendigo Bank).

Our Samford Community Bank offers the full range of Bendigo Bank products and services.

Our banking team are local, caring and committed to our local community and the growth of local businesses.

Community banking is based on a ‘profit-with-purpose’ model, which means a portion of our profits are returned directly to the community that has generated them.

We do this by providing grants and sponsorships to schools, community groups, sporting clubs and not for profits for all those little projects that make living and working in our community the best place to be.

From empowering people with a disability to realise a business dream to helping save young drivers’ lives,  Community Bank Samford, part of Bendigo Bank, makes a big impact.

Check out our latest news

Meet Sheona McGuigan: Building Community Connections at Community Bank Samford

As a Personal Banker, Sheona plays a pivotal role in bridging the gap between customers and banking services, all while fostering meaningful connections within the local community. From a diverse role to embracing country charm, Sheona shares her thoughts about her...

Sporting Sponsorship On Target

Community Bank Samford hit a bull’s eye with local sports club Samford Valley Target Archers, providing a grant to encourage Samford State School students to take part in this all-abilities activity. This is the second year the archery club has run the 10-week long...

Archers Going For Gold, A Buzz About Bees And Free Fridays – Granting Support To Our Community

“We are really fortunate that we can support the local events, groups, and causes that matter to our communities,” says Community Bank Samford Branch Manager Mandy Bell. “With our latest community grants round currently open, we are looking to support programs that...

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Every time you bank with the Community Bank Samford a share of the profits that are generated by award-winning financial products and services go directly back to your community.


These profits go into better sporting facilities, community safety initiatives, local employment, or health initiatives.

Everyone Benefits

You benefit through competitive rates and banking. Our community benefits through better resources and support.