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.

Hours:

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:

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.

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