Westpac Bank has opened its 20th In-Store Banking Service at the Rove fish market in Honiara, after reaching an agreement with the market shop owner Robert Sisilo recently.
Speaking to officially open the service today, Bank Manager Jeffery Pitamama says In-Store Banking is an important part of their goals to provide reliable banking services to their customers throughout the country to improve their general welfare.
He says the idea is also to provide and strengthen leading banking services to every citizen in the country as well as empowering many people.
“As part of making banking easier for Solomon Islanders in-store banking is the stepping stone for Westpac bank to cover every corner of Solomon Islands, so we can help our customers, our communities, our people to prosper and grow. Also, we take a leading role to include every Solomon Islander into the financial system and grow stronger together as a proud island nation. Through this initiative we foresee that many people will be empowered.”
Meanwhile, Rove fish market shop owner Robert Sisilo says while he thanked the Westpac Management for the initiative, the Rove community must make good use of the banking service for their benefit.
“I just want to encourage all of us here, those of you standing over there or even behind those vendors to avail yourselves to listen to what they would explain to you. It’s not hard, and try to open an account to ensure your money is safe and is easily accessible instead of, like I said earlier, going to the main banks or to the ATMs afar.”