BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
ANZ bank pulling out in Auki Malaita Province has got the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) Country Manager Mr David Anderson calling on concerned customers to bank with BSP.
He said they have business facilities in Auki as there are two ATM machines and Officers to help them sort their frustration in having to travel to Honiara to do their banking.
“Just want to get the message out to ANZ customers that they can do their banking in Auki if they transfer their account to BSP,” said the Country Manager.
“If you’re a business then there are a number of genuine business customers that have opened an account with BSP so any that has a complication there can seek our branch so that we can open an account for them.
“So I want to take the opportunity to assure ANZ customers that we have no plans of leaving in the long term.”
The Country Manager went on to elaborate that there are a number of electronic options.
“There are the ATM machines and mobile banking or customers can use merchants with their BSP Account cards and do other small cash transactions using these electronic options.
“We are in Auki for the long term and we will be helping those who want to be our customers at anytime. We understand the ANZ customers concern as ANZ have been there for so long.”
Recently, it was published on Island Sun that ANZ customers in Auki had raised their frustration and concern over the bank pulling out from Auki.
It was reported that customers had to travel to Honiara to do their banking.
ANZ is the third bank to pull out from Auki after Wespac and DBSI.