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Our history

Rural Bank was founded in 2000 as a partnership between Bendigo Bank and Elders Ltd. Originally known as Elders Rural Bank, it delivered much needed specialist banking services to rural and regional Australia at a time when key banking services were being removed by the major banks.

In August 2009, Elders Rural Bank Limited changed its name to Rural Bank Limited and, in December 2010, Rural Bank became a fully-owned subsidiary of the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Group.

Since this time, the business model has expanded, but has not changed and Rural Bank’s products and services are now available at more than 400 locations nationally via a network of banking partners and our own agribusiness lending specialists based in rural and regional centres across the country.