Rural Bankers provide a personalised service, supporting rural customers with their banking and financial service needs including complex lending and financial requirements.
Rural Bankers may do some or all of the following and more: provide personalised service such as on farm visits; supply the lending know-how and analytical skills to give more information and help farmers make decisions about their business; analyse customers' finances, complete cashflows and budgets; approve or get approval for loans; regularly contact customers to see if the bank can provide them with additional services.
Types of Jobs:
- Rural Banker
- Rural Banking Consultants
- Rural Bank Managers
Is it for me?
If you enjoy school subjects like economics, maths and accounting and enjoy working with people then a career in rural banking could suit you.
How to get there:
You must have NCEA Level 3 credits in English and maths and gain University entrance.
You will typically need a bachelor's degree in commerce or agricultural science. It can also help to have some experience working in a customer service role.
A Rural Banker will typically work regular hours and a 40 hour week.
Chance of employment:
Chances of employment as a rural banker are still pretty good despite the economic recession.
Pay can be very varied if you're working in the rural banking sector. Pay can start at $45,000 for recent graduates but those that perform very well and have a lot of experience could earn up to $120,000.