Westpac introduced their 19th in-store bank at the Fishing Village area. Fishing village chief Robert Satu said , This is bringing banking to people .
Mr Satu said that Westpac s 19th Instore bank at the Fisheries Market is now going to make his banking easier.
The communities at the Fisheries Market in Honiara, can at present access Westpac In-store banking services at their doorstep which was made possible by Westpac s new In-store Banking outlet that opened on Thursday 17 August, 2014 at the Seafront Enterprises.
Community Chief Robert Satu, moreover highly praised Westpac Bank for having the confidence in the Fishing village community and exposing them to banking services, where everyone especially women and families, can now open an account to save money mainly from their fish sales.
He said, To support the community and this new banking partnership, I will happily be a referee for our community members who wish to open a bank account with Westpac .
Owner of Seaview Enterprise, Layda Viva said that they were excited to enter into the partnership with Westpac.
Thank you for choosing our community and our store which will help both the sellers and the buyers in this community.
Lorrene David a frequent market vendor from Guadalcanal at the Fisheries Market said, I finally know how to save my money after selling my produce. I usually spend all the money that I get in my market takings and return home with store goods and no cash left in my pocket. Opening an account at this In-store bank was easy and has also encouraged me to put all my money away safely at the end of the day . Westpac s new In-store Banking location, which is the bank s nineteenth in the Solomon Islands and second in Honiara, to date; permits Westpac account holders to access many banking services all from an Eftpos machine at their local merchant. Everywhere Banking Team Leader Joyce Nukumuna stated that it was exciting to assist many of the Fisheries Village members and market vendors who embraced this concept of banking resulting with 350 new accounts opened.
She said, All new customers to the bank are also automatically included into Westpac s mobile banking service which is a supplementary to the Instore banking service .
General Manager of Westpac, Mr Kutila Pinto added that, In-store banking is the new way to do banking. In-store banking changed banking in Regional Solomon Islands. Westpac took the Bank to the villages and due to it s tremendous success, Westpac has brought the In-store bank to Honiara now. In saying this, Westpac is opening its 20th IN-store bank at the Rove Fish Market Store, opposite the Rove Police Headquarters today .