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Farm finance specialists

With years of combined banking experience, Rural Bank’s local team Donna, Matt, Grant, Georgia, Kane and Amy are passionate about helping local farming families achieve their financial goals.

The team are based in Bendigo and the surrounding areas, they’re part of the community and understand the opportunities and challenges that come with farming locally.

They’re motivated to achieve the best results possible for all of their clients.

So, if you’re looking for local service, backed by local knowledge, call the team and organise an on-farm appointment with them today.

Central Victoria Team. From left to right: Matt Gill, Donna Slevin, Grant Thomas, Georgia Sheahan, Kane Klinac and Amy Ryan.

Meet Rural Bank's Central and North East Victoria team

Donna Slevin

Donna Slevin

Regional Manager Agribusiness

With over 17 years of agribusiness banking experience, Donna has partnered with all types of agribusiness clients. Agriculture is Donna's passion, and she enjoys adding value and growth for her customers. She believes farming families are the heart and soul of our rural communities.

 

Matt Gill

Matt Gill

Senior Agribusiness Relationship Manager

Matt's career in agricultural finance started after completing his Agricultural Science degree. Since then, he has gained valuable experience and insight into many facets of agriculture. He has worked throughout regional Victoria and across a variety of industries. 

Georgia Sheahan

Georgia Sheehan

Agribusiness Relationship Manager

Georgia grew up in the Mallee on a large scale broadacre cropping and sheep farm. As a graduate of the University of Melbourne (with a Bachelor of Agriculture), Georgia has a passion to help farmers. Her dedication to her customers ensures she can add value to your business.

Amy Ryan

Amy Ryan

Agribusiness Relationship Manager

With a strong background in client services and financial planning, Amy can view your business holistically, personalising your banking and finance needs to help achieve your goals. She is reliable, open and contactable. Amy is focused on providing exceptional service to our farming community.

 

Kane Klinac

Kane Klinac

Agribusiness Relationship Manager

Having worked in banking and finance for the past 16 years, Kane has a deep passion for all things agriculture. Kane has a sound understanding of all decisions farming enterprises encounter. He also understands the importance of building lasting relationships that are community focused.

 

Grant Thomas

Grant Thomas

Rural Customer Manager

Having grown up on the family farm in Gippsland, Grant has developed a passion for agriculture and a strong connection to the beef industry. He has gained experience in dairy, cropping and livestock production systems. Grant supports his customers in meeting their farm financial objectives.

 

How we can help

Rural Bank’s range of specialist lending products puts you in charge of your farm’s financial management, so you can stay on top of challenges and grab opportunities with confidence. Contact us to find out how we can help you achieve your financial goals.
Tractor working a paddock in front of Mt Arapiles.
Farm Term Loan

Ideal for property purchases, capital improvements or off-farm investments.

  • Flexible repayment and interest charging options to suit your cash flow.
  • Choice of variable or fixed interest rate options, or a combination of both.
  • Farm Management Deposit Offset available on eligible variable rate Term Loans.

 

Hand holding a green ear of wheat.
Short-term finance

A Seasonal Overdraft gives you access to daily working capital to cover cash flow shortfalls or to finance short-term production costs.

  • You can use your land, stock, crop or wool as security.
  • No fixed or minimum repayments are required as long as the amount owing is below the agreed limit. This allows you to make repayments as you receive your farm proceeds.
Tractor driving between fruit trees.
Farm line of credit

Grow your business and manage the unexpected with AgriManager®, the line of credit developed especially for farmers.

  • A convenient, all in one account that covers term, seasonal borrowings and transactional banking.
  • Secured by land.
  • Minimum facility is $150,000.
Equipment Finance

Options to purchase, upgrade or replace your farm or business equipment.

  • Preserve working capital by giving you access to the assets your business needs without the capital outlay required to pay for them upfront.
  • Provide possible tax benefits where the equipment being financed is used to generate income.
  • Have the option of starting a new contract with the latest equipment when your current contract ends
Penned sheep being sold to farmers.
Livestock finance

Invest in your breeding stock using the equity in your livestock for security with StockBuilder. 

  • Use your livestock as security.
  • Interest-only payments in the first year.
  • Available for breeding stock only.
  • Up to 3 year (36 months) term.
  • Choose between variable and fixed interest rates.

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Things you should know

Information is subject to change. All applications for loans or credit are subject to normal lending criteria. Terms, conditions fees and charges apply and are available here or by phoning our Customer Service Team on 1300 660 116, online, or by contacting your local Rural Bank relationship manager.

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