Bank celebrates birthday with a week of activities

Thursday July 12, 2018 Written by Published in Local
Bank of the South Pacifi c (BSP) Cook Islands staff show off their bright new pareu wear. 18071112 Bank of the South Pacifi c (BSP) Cook Islands staff show off their bright new pareu wear. 18071112

It’s a big week of celebration for the Bank of the South Pacific (BSP) Cook Islands as it celebrates its third birthday.


BSP country manager David Street said it had been a very rewarding three years with a key focus on community engagement, product development and continual improvement in services.

“It’s been quite a journey during our first three years and we have much to be proud of. We now have nine BSP Agencies, four of those throughout the Pa Enua, eleven ATM machines, one of which being the Pacific’s first mobile ATM,” Street said.

“BSP financial literacy is taught in all schools throughout Rarotonga and in the outer islands and our staff continue to support various sponsorships and deliver key community projects such as scoreboards in Victoria and Nukupure Park and annual Go Green Day.”

Street added that in celebration of the anniversary, the bank has organised several activities during the week.

“We have various activities to help celebrate our third birthday. They began with a church service at Celebration Church and a staff family lunch on Sunday.

“On Tuesday, we unveiled our 2018 Cook Islands “Pareu and Polo” wear and Reverend Vaka Ngaro blessed the bank during a morning service.”

Today the bank will have their annual and popular “In Your Customer’s Shoes” day, and staff will spend the day working in customers’ businesses around the Cook Islands.

On Friday, BSP will hold a sausage sizzle fundraiser outside the bank in Avarua to raise funds for the Creative Centre, and the week will end with a BSP sports day and birthday function on Saturday. Street said they were close to launching new and exciting initiatives including EMV chip cards and “touch and go” technology on all BSP EFTPOS devices throughout the Cook Islands  

“We would like to thank our customers and the community for the continued support throughout the last three years, he added.

“BSP remains committed to the Cook Islands and will continue to invest, delivering convenient and cost effective banking options to all BSP customers.”

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