Bank First

Invested in you

117 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East VIC 3123

PO Box 338 Camberwell VIC 3124
Business Summary
Banking, Loan, Insurance, Financial, Planning
About Us

Bank First was born when a group of 48 educators came together with a shared belief. They had grown disenchanted with the way many Australians were being treated by the big banks and wanted a financial institution that placed a value on what people did for the community - not simply by how much money they made.

So in 1972, they started their own financial institution - a mutual bank owned entirely by customers.

Founded on care and compassion, our first loan was to a single mother for a bond to acquire housing for herself and her two children.

After 4 decades of financially empowering educators to realise their dreams, we are still driven by the same founding values and focus on putting our customers first.

Formerly Victoria Teachers Mutual Bank, we changed our name in December 2017, to one that reflects our mutual bank’s focus on putting our customers first. Find out more.

At Bank First we’re invested in you.

What does the new name and logo represent?
‘Bank First’ is a strong, modern name that recognises: Our focus on putting customers first. Our customers' focus on putting other people in the community first. Our increased focus on helping first home buyers. Our new logo is based on the Australian native ‘powerful owl’; which is most prominent in the South East of Australia. It symbolises wisdom and knowledge and recognises our teaching heritage. Our strapline ‘Invested in you’ continues to demonstrate our commitment to our customers.
What has changed?
In early December 2017, our name and logo was replaced with ‘Bank First’. This included online such as our website and online banking systems as well as marketing material. Our new website address is