Collie's Unity Bank celebrates 50 years in town

Milestone birthday: Unity Bank staff celebrated 50 years in the Collie community. Photo: Taylar Amonini.

Milestone birthday: Unity Bank staff celebrated 50 years in the Collie community. Photo: Taylar Amonini.

Collie's Unity Bank celebrated 50 years in the community with past and present employees gathering for a night of well-mannered frivolity.

The local community bank celebrated its rich history of past and present milestones and adventures along the way with staff on November 15.

Unity Bank chief executive officer Mark Genovese said it was a testament to the Collie community that the business had thrived for 50 years.

"We were lucky enough to merge with Collie Miners Credit Union and continue on for 50 years," he said.

"In a small regional town everyone tends to pitch in and help each other, that's how they survive, and Collie is a perfect example of this.

"We're a member owned bank so for us people get to own the bank and with our staff here being all local and part of the community, people get to have a relationship with a bank they can trust.

"Here we're a great example of old fashioned banking where people can come in, see people they know and who care about them and their town rather than it being delegated away to Perth."

Mr Genovese said he hoped for another 50 years of banking and supporting the Collie community and events such as the annual Collie Show.