With cases returning and increased uncertainty, Community First Credit Union has launched several new banking solutions that can help businesses in these uncertain times. 

Getting access to some extra finance for working capital at a low rate and with a repayment holiday could be just the tonic to help your business get back on track faster.

At Community First, we’re doing our bit too by offering our FirstBiz Flexi Loan and Flexible Business Payments, which complement our other business banking services.  

These new banking services will prove timely, as there has been a rise in digital payments because of COVID-19. This makes right now a practical time to review the digital payment solutions used by your business.


Take a 6-month payment holiday with a low-rate FirstBiz Flexi Loan

Community First is a participating lender in the Government’s SME Guarantee Scheme. Under the Scheme, the Government is guaranteeing 50% of new loans issued to SMEs by eligible lenders such as Community First.

The FirstBiz Flexi Loan is an unsecured business loan of up to $250,000 over three years, accessible for use as working capital.

Available to eligible businesses until 30 September 2020, a FirstBiz Flexi Loan automatically gives you  a repayment holiday for the first six months, without the need to provide security for the loan.

Better still, the variable interest rate of 4.94%p.a.1 is exceptionally competitive – and your business will only be charged interest for the funds you use. 


Safer and more flexible business payments

We can offer flexible payment solutions suited to your business’s requirements.

Whether you’d like to take payments online, from your mobile phone, over the telephone, EFTPOS, through your website or a combination, we’ve got you covered thanks to our tailored payment solutions from Safe2Pay*.  The Ingenico 5000 terminals, for example, can be integrated with your business’s Point of Sale (POS) system.


Another fantastic feature of our bespoke payment solution is PocketPos, which facilitates mobile transactions between you and your customers. This solution can be white labelled and will support social distancing restrictions as you return to business.

By opting for a solution from Safe2Pay, they can guarantee faster payments, multi-currency conversions and secure online transactions that will help protect your business and customers against payment fraud. Better still having all payment solutions managed centrally by a single provider could result in further cost savings for the business and more efficient monitoring and reporting.

As part of our flexible payment services, we can also provide businesses a dedicated, hosted payment page. This hosted page allows your customers to pay for online purchases directly through your website using a credit or debit card.

A hosted page will integrate with your invoice software to auto-fill invoice numbers and payment amounts, ensuring there are no more customer errors.


For more details email us directly at bankingspecialists@communityfirst.com.au



* All Safe2Pay products and services are supplied pursuant to the terms and conditions contained in the Safe2Pay Merchant Services Agreement. The Safe2Pay services are provided by Safe2Pay Pty Limited (ABN 48 611 437 391) that holds Australian Financial Services Licence number 506640. Community First Credit Union Limited acts under a referral agreement for these products and services.

1 Credit eligibility criteria, terms & conditions, fees & charges apply. Rates are current as at 01/05/20 and subject to change without notice. 



Last updated: 28 July 2020

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