BSP is gold sponsor of financial expo

The National,Friday June 24th, 2016

THE Bank of South Pacific has paid K30,000 as the gold sponsor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea’s financial inclusion exposition in Mt Hagen next month.
The expo on July 15 and 16 aims to provide an environment for people to have access to financial services, create awareness on new development in the finance and banking sector, including innovative financial services and delivery channels.
BSP’s relieving deputy general manager retail banking Dennis Lamus said the bank’s support was in line with its programmes to reach more people with financial literacy training, banking education and financial services.
“BSP is committed to promoting financial inclusion through its 42 branches, 40 sub branches, over 300 agents and convenient electronic banking services with key products tailored to suit all markets,” Lamus said.
“The banking education programme, has delivered financial literacy training to over 307,000 people since 2014.”
Bank of Papua New Guinea’s assistant governor Ellison Pidik thanked BSP for its continued support.
“The sponsorship also reflects Bank of South Pacific’s commitment in promoting awareness, and delivery of financial literacy to the unbanked population in the country.
“Improving access to financial services remains a challenge and a collaborative effort is needed to extend financial services to the unbanked majority.”