Collaborating and partnering

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Collaborating and Partnering

CUA embarked on a number of exciting new collaborations during the past year. These relationships will help us achieve greater efficiency, raise awareness of CUA with new audiences and help us innovate faster, cheaper and at greater scale.

Mutual Marketplace:

CUA and People’s Choice Credit Union established a joint venture company for procurement and accounts payable services. Mutual Marketplace commenced operations in April 2017, allowing us to streamline operations and achieve scale benefits.

Pivotus Ventures:

CUA was selected by international banking innovator Pivotus Ventures as their exclusive Australia and New Zealand collaborator. CUA will be able to tap into international banking and technology expertise to explore and develop new digital banking opportunities. This builds on CUA’s continuing innovation collaborations in Queensland with River City Labs, which co-hosted CUA’s first Hackathon in August 2016, and nationally via Stone & Chalk.

Queensland Cricket:

In July 2016, CUA teamed up with the Queensland Cricket Association. Our three-year agreement will see us support junior, women’s and men’s cricket and includes being the Principal Partner of the Brisbane Heat BBL team and Major Partner of the Brisbane Heat WBBL team.

CUA School Fun-Run:

The event, which reaches around 700 schools annually, has been relaunched as the CUA School Fun-Run, in CUA’s ninth year of supporting the program.

Connecting schools and communities

Students at Mill Park Heights Primary School in Melbourne’s northern suburbs have plenty to smile about after raising $11,000 towards a makeover of their school playground this year.

The school hosted a CUA School Fun-Run earlier in the year, raising four times their 2016 fundraising tally.

They were also lucky enough to have some special guests cheering them across the finish line – including Olympic 400m freestyle gold medallist Mack Horton and ‘Jack’, the CUA Jack Russell mascot named after CUA’s founder Jack Harvey.

“Anything that promotes a healthy lifestyle for kids from an early age is great and means they can go on to live a healthy life,” Mack said.

In CUA’s ninth year of support, the event was relaunched in 2017 as the CUA School Fun-Run.

CUA Epping local area manager Shelly Medina applauded the Mill Park students for connecting with their local community to reach their personal fundraising goal.

“It’s a great demonstration of what they can achieve individually, but also collectively as a school.”