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Bank celebrates first birthday

Monday July 18, 2016 Written by Published in Local
Staff of the Bank of the South Pacifi c at the birthday celebration on Thursday. 16071537 Staff of the Bank of the South Pacifi c at the birthday celebration on Thursday. 16071537

The BANK of the South Pacific (BSP) Cook Islands celebrated its first year in business with a function at the Tamarind House Restaurant on Thursday night.

 

BSP general manager David Street said it had been a challenging but rewarding first 12 months for the bank.

“We have been involved in a lot of community based initiatives here in the Cook Islands.”

“It’s been quite a journey during our first year. Much of the focus has been around our representation and branding in the Cooks.

“We now have seven BSP agencies in addition to our nine automatic teller machines (ATMs) which mean that there are far more points of representation where people can do their banking,” he said.

In celebration of their first birthday, the bank organised a number of activities during the week, Street said.

“We had a BSP expo here in the branch on Wednesday where we taught our customers about our services, products and different offers.

On Tuesday we had what we call an, “In your customer’s shoes” day, where our staff went out and spent the day working in several businesses around the Cook Islands.

This was very successful and enjoyed by all who took part.

“On Friday July 8, we launched a new agency in Aitutaki at the Aquila Store. This is also our first agency in the outer islands.

“The bank also looks forward to further expansion in the outer islands with a new agency planned to open in Atiu in the near future.”

Street said BSP was close to launching a competition, which would run till the end of September. It would be be based around products offered by the bank.

Staff ended their special week on Friday with a fundraiser to raise money for an incubator machine for Aitutaki Hospital.

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