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Mark Tucker Board Member

RIC welcomes appointment of new Board member

Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) is pleased to welcome Mr Mark Tucker to the RIC Board as its fifth and final member.

Allison and Scott Carter with children

AgriStarter Loan accelerates first gen and next gen farm business growth

As the only Federal Government funded, low-cost loan available to support the establishment of new farm businesses across Australia, 2 years since first offered, RIC AgriStarter Loan is helping to accelerate first generation and next generation farm businesses to start-up, set-up and grow.

Karen Smith-Pomeroy and Prue Bondfield

RIC Board Members reappointed

Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) has announced RIC Board Chair, Karen Smith-Pomeroy and RIC Board Member, Prue Bondfield have both been reappointed to their respective positions for an additional 2-year term.   

RIC employee group

RIC expands in-house capability offering new career opportunities

The RIC is expanding its national workforce to bring greater capability and capacity to deliver a fully ‘in-house’, end-to-end customer experience.

Karen Smith-Pomeroy, Prue Bondfield and Sharon Starick

RIC Board shares views on women in leadership and future of agriculture — International Women’s Day

The RIC is a powerful example of gender equality in the workplace with a strong representation of women in leadership roles.

New RIC variable interest rates on 1 February 2023

New RIC variable interest rates on 1 February 2023

The variable interest rate on all farm business loans will move from 3.04 per cent to 4.52 per cent.

Regional Investment Corporation prepares future-ready farms with low-cost Drought Loans

Regional Investment Corporation prepares future-ready farms with low-cost Drought Loans

Farmers are improving drought recovery, readiness and climate adaptation by accessing a RIC low-cost, long-term loan to better prepare for anticipated severe weather disruptions.

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Preparing through dry conditions with a RIC Loan

RIC Drought Loans are making a valuable difference with recent customer feedback showing over half have improved their drought readiness.

Portrait of RIC CEO John Howard

New Chief Executive Officer appointed for the RIC

The RIC Board today announced the appointment of Mr John Howard as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC).

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All a-buzz about the Regional Investment Corporation

There was a swarm of activity in the heart of Orange today, as a colony of bees surrounded the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) building in Kite Street.