Banking on the community

Wednesday July 17, 2019 Written by Published in Local
Bank South Pacific is giving back to the community through the installation of solar lighting at Vaitau Primary School in Aitutaki. Pictured are staff Gabe Raymond (left), David Street, Rosa Henry and Tutu Inamata working on the project. 19071602 Bank South Pacific is giving back to the community through the installation of solar lighting at Vaitau Primary School in Aitutaki. Pictured are staff Gabe Raymond (left), David Street, Rosa Henry and Tutu Inamata working on the project. 19071602

The town centre now has clean bright barbeque tables for people to use, courtesy of Bank South Pacific (BSP).

 

Lending a hand with community projects and raising $600 for the Family Welfare Association is all part of the bank’s fourth birthday celebrations.

Its financial literacy programme is taught in all schools and the Pa Enua, and it delivers valued community projects such as solar lighting to 13 primary schools on Rarotonga and Aitutaki, as well as running the Go Green Campaign.

Country manager David Street said, “It’s been quite a journey during our first four years and we have much to be proud of. It has been a very rewarding time, with a key focus on community engagement, product development and continual improvement in services.”

There are now nine offices, four of these branches are on the islands of Aitutaki, Atiu, Mangaia and Mauke. The bank also has the Pacific’s first mobile automated teller machine (ATM).

Street added that they are also excited about launching their ATMs at the Edgewater, Rarotonga Airport and Kaps supermarket in Matavera.

The annual “In your customer’s shoes” day, where staff spend the day working in customer’s businesses on the island has also proved popular.

“We would like to thank our customers and the community for the continued support throughout the last three years. BSP remains committed to the Cook Islands and will continue to invest; delivering convenient and cost effective banking options to all BSP customers,” said Street.   

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