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SAM Network Member Event
SAM Network Member Forum
9:30 am
12 APR 2019

The SAM Network will hold a member forum on the Friday 12 April between 9:30am and 1:00pm.  Lunch will be provided at the completion of the forum and we encourage everyone to take the opportunity to catch up with other SAM Network members.  Directors are welcome to attend.

Pease send your RSVP by 4th April to





9:30 am

Update for Cuscal Clients
Cuscal will provide an overview of current initiatives and future projects.



10:00 am

SAM Network and Shared Services Update
We will provide a brief update on the activities of the SAM Network and Shared Services.

Liam Tiernan,
SAM Network Chair
Dnister Ukrainian
Credit Co-operative 

10:15 am

Australian Retail Credit Association (ARCA)
2019 will be another active year for the Credit industry with RG209, Open Banking and CCR continuing to roll out.  Geraldine will brief you on ARCA's current focus and tell you about the CreditWatch initiative.

Geraldine Cremin



Morning Tea


11:00 am

Chief Technology Officer as a Service
As technology becomes more complex, small and medium mutuals struggle with having the necessary IT resources.  Mutual Marketplace have been working with Nexus Mutual on a concept for providing cost effective access to strategic and specialist ICT skills that can be leveraged on demand.

Richard Austin
Mutual Marketplace

11:30 am

Myth Buster Marketing Concept
Small mutuals have a unique opportunity to capitalise from the opportunities arising from the Royal Commission

David Cadden
The Mac

11:45 am

COBA Levies Working Group
COBA plan to announce the new levies structure at the Directors and CEOs forum.  Leanne, as a member of the working group, will provide some insights around the process taken to identify the new structure. 

Leanne Harris

SAM Deputy Chair
Laboratories Credit Union

12:00 pm

Fraud Snapshot
Leanne Vale will update you will the latest fraud threats as well as providing an overview on the compliance requirements for supporting foreign currency remitters.

Leanne Vale,

12:30 pm

Your Financial Wellness
Your Financial Wellness can help your members to make sound financial decisions and to achieve their financial goals.   You can also gain insights into ways where you can better support their banking needs.

Mike Roberts and
Alex Hassall,
Your Financial Wellness

1:00 pm

Lunch & Finish


SAM Network Session - COBA 2018
1:30 pm
21 OCT 2018

The Small Australian Mutuals (SAM) Network will be holding a member forum at COBA2018.  

Where: COBA 2018 - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

When: Sunday 21st October 1:30pm to 3:30pm




1:30 pm

SAM Network Update
Please join us in acknowledging our retiring SAM Executive Group members and welcoming our new Executive Group members. 
Peter will provide an update on the activities of the Network and share the results from our recent strategy survey.

Peter Vecoli
Chair, SAM Network

1:40 pm

Branding and Marketing Solutions
With the changes to the use of the term "bank" many SAM Members are reviewing their branding.  Keith will provide some insights into the process of brand management.

Keith Couzinwood
Founder/ Director,
Kinc Agency

2:10 pm

Emergency Liquidity Solutions
Mike Fenech will discuss the ongoing need for emergency liquidity support under the revised ASP120

Mike Fenech
Executive Office, CUFSS

2:30 pm

Cuscal Update
Representatives from Cuscal will provide an update on innovations in our sector.


3:00 pm

Information Security Management
Information Security and the specific PCI DSS compliance obligations introduce a new set of requirements for SAM Members.  Tony and Stephen will discuss measures TAS is taking to address this challenge.

Tony Greene
Chief Financial Officer
Stephen Frede
Head of Information Security

3:30 pm