State Bank of New South Wales
|Rural Bank of New South Wales|
|Predecessor||Government Savings Bank of New South Wales|
|Successors||Colonial First State
|Founded||1 July 1933 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|New South Wales|
The State Bank of New South Wales, until 1982 known as the Rural Bank of New South Wales, was a bank that was owned by the Government of New South Wales. It existed from 1933 until 2000, when it was taken over by the Commonwealth Bank.
History of operations
The bank started in 1933 as the Rural Bank of NSW, which was a bank that primarily lent to and dealt with farmers. In 1982 the bank's name was changed to the State Bank of NSW and so was its mandate, to that of a standard commercial bank, although it had been operating in this way for some years. It did, however, keep its famous slogan 'We do more for you personally'.
The Bank was 'corporatised' in 1990, under the State Owned Corporations Act 1989 (NSW) and the State Bank (Corporatisation) Act 1989 (NSW). On 14 May 1990 the existing State Bank was dissolved, and all of its assets and business undertaking were vested in an incorporated State Bank, limited by shares.
In 1994 the bank was sold to Colonial, a financial services company. The bank changed its name to Colonial State Bank in 1996. In 2000 it too was taken over, this time by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Former bank buildings
Former Rural Bank Head Office, Martin Place, Sydney, now demolished
Former State Bank Head Office, Martin Place, Sydney, showing bank logo in granite facade
Leeton, New South Wales Branch
Griffith, New South Wales Branch
Corowa, New South Wales Branch
Dareton, New South Wales Branch
- Commissioner of Taxation v Bank of Western Australia Ltd; Commissioner of Taxation v State Bank of New South Wales (1995)
- Frank Cain, 'Wood, William Henry O’Malley (1856–1941)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/wood-william-henry-omalley-13255/text6475, published first in hardcopy 2005, accessed online 3 September 2015.
- Melanie Oppenheimer, 'McKerihan, Sir Clarence Roy (1896–1969)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mckerihan-sir-clarence-roy-10991/text19541, published first in hardcopy 2000, accessed online 3 September 2015.
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