The Faces Behind Better Banking: Linda Ginever
18 February 2019
We want you to get to know our staff – the friendly people behind our motto of #BetterBanking… So we are introducing the next staff member in our ‘Faces Behind Better Banking’ series….
Next up we have Linda Ginever. She’s the bright, bubbly one – with a laugh you can hear from the other end of the building and you can’t help but smile. As our Relationship Manager – GO SiXTY PLUS, Linda loves getting out and about to meet with our Members and discuss how she can help them at this particular stage of their lives. With a heart of gold, she is also the full time carer for her elderly parents. And, her amazing hair also has to get a mention. Whether it’s curled or straight, she’s always getting compliments on it!
A: Linda Ginever
A: My family call me Lou because my middle name is Louise.
Q: Describe your family
A: I am very lucky to come from a large family – I am one of nine children, so I have lots of nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews with whom I’m very close. I’m also very fortunate to share my own home with my Mum and Dad, who are aged 84 and 89. They will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this year.
A: Yes, Puddy. As in, “I tawt I saw a Puddy Cat”. He is 14 years old – or 98 in cat years – and still going strong.
Q: What is your secret hidden talent?
A: Following in my mother’s foot-steps, and having had a lot of experience of caring for kids in a big family, I have great skill in connecting with children. The inner child in me is still strong!
Q: How long have you been with Police Credit Union?
A: Eight years, eight months. I commenced on 18 May 2010 in Financial Planning and moved into my current role in April 2018.
Q: What do you consider to be the best product / service offered by Police Credit Union?
A: The unique and innovative GO SiXTY PLUS product range, of course. We did the research and developed this range of specialised, unique products designed to meet the needs of the 60+ demographic.
I am the dedicated advisor for this unique membership package, so I may be biased, however I believe this product range and the services provided are all about improving the well-being of customers in the baby-boomer (and beyond) generations.
Q: Describe your role with Police Credit Union
A: I assist customers in the 60+ demographic to achieve their goals and enjoy the lifestyle they’ve worked for. More specifically, I assist with ‘Bridge to Retirement” loans, personal lending, mortgage lending products, home equity release, reverse mortgages and our MasterClub account.
Q: What’s your best memory at Police Credit Union?
A: Volunteering at the Credit Union Christmas Pageant, giving out chalk, water and Santa hats to children and their parents. The vibe of the Christmas festivities and to be a part of lifting community spirit was priceless.
Q: Where do you want to travel next?
A: I’m going to Bali for the first time in April 2019 but would also love to see more of Europe, specifically Portugal, Spain, Greece, Germany. However Egypt, South America and the Scandinavian countries are still on my to do list.
Q: Favourite quote?
A: “Success if not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchill
Q: Your best recipe or meal you are famous for cooking?
A: This isn’t my forte….
Q: What is your next big purchase?
A: An outdoor entertaining area.
Q: Any hobbies or passion projects?
A: Keeping fit and healthy – I enjoy regular exercise at an old boxing gym in Brompton, films, books and travel.
Q: Tell us your story… how did you end up at Police Credit Union and where did you start?
A: I worked in the financial planning industry from 1990, moving through the ranks from a data entry clerk, through to client services officer, para planner and eventually financial planner with one of the Big 4 banks upon completion of my studies. More recently I worked for Bridges Financial Planning but I have since moved over to Police Credit Union!
Q: Describe your team / the people you work with?
A: I am solo in my role but I work as part of a bigger team – a varied group with vast experience within the financial industry.
Q: What is one funny / surprising fact you have learned about one of your team members?
A: Only one other person in my team supports Port Power. I mean, really?!
Q: Any parting comments?…
A: Some measure their wealth by the zeros in their bank account but I like to measure mine by the quality of my friendships, including my family and work colleagues.
Now that you know Linda a bit better, you might want to give her a buzz to talk about how our GO SiXTY PLUS products could help you or to get her tips on having great hair!