Testimonials

Craig Wattam - Assistant Director of Schools CSO

"As a family we have chosen to have accounts with the CDF for more than 20 years. I have always found the staff to be incredibly helpful, friendly and courteous.  Whether it be term investments, savings  or payment of bills, nothing is ever too much trouble! I could not be happier with the service that the staff provide. I can thoroughly recommend the CDF, conveniently located in Newcastle, or online."

Craig Wattam - Assistant Director of Schools CSO

The McLaughlin Family

"We became customers of the CDF when we moved to Newcastle in 2000. We have stayed with them because of their thorough professionalism and their consistent excellence in customer service. Nothing is ever too hard for the CDF staff and they complete every transaction with a smile. The staff personalise their service, calling each of us by name,  and take the time to be interested in your day – a rare occurrence in today’s business world. All of our children now hold accounts with the CDF and we look forward to a long association with them."

John and Veronica

 

"The ladies that work there are always really friendly. I feel like I can go in there even when I am not making a transaction! And they have chocolates on the counter!!"

Tom - aged 14.

 

"The staff are always very friendly and they make me feel welcome and happy!"

Molly - aged 12.

 

"The mood is so light there – everyone is so happy!"

Billy - aged 11.

 

"The girls always have a smile on their face and they always ask how I am!"

Annie - aged 9.

The McLaughlin Family

Mark Twohill - Principal of St James’ Primary School, Kotara South.

"My family have been customers of the CDF for over 20 years. Anne and I used it to help save and pay some bills. We started the boys savings accounts when they were very young and introduced them to the idea of saving with the help of the CDF.

I have always found the staff extremely friendly and willing to help. The added bonus is the staff deductions from payroll that go straight into my CDF account - it is very convenient."

Mark Twohill - Principal of St James’ Primary School, Kotara South.

Barry & Cheryl Corbett

"Since opening our account with the CDF in November 1997 we have had nothing but exceptional all round service from all the employees.

Presently both our pensions go directly into our account and we also have three small term deposits.

Monthly payments are made by electronuic transfer and when necessary cheques are forwarded as requested on our behalf.

It's always a pleasure to walk into the office to cheery "hello's" and smiling faces. A real pleasure to do business and be associated with the CDF."

Barry & Cheryl Corbett

David Butterworth

"My initial motivation to invest with the CDF was sparked by a presentation from one of their employees, explaining how the proceeds from the CDF go toward funding the many community support programs in our diocese. Upon investigating the services on offer, I realised that the CDF would be a perfect place to put money away for my daughter; completely seperate from my regular bank accounts. I was then astonished by the incredible service that I (and she) received as a customer. 

 

The staff are always friendly, I'm never left waiting on hold and they offer flexibility on their term deposits that one could never get from a bank."

David Butterworth