The National, Monday, May 9, 2011
BANK South Pacific (BSP) has 16 more automatic teller machines (ATMs) left to open before achieving their aim of delivering 200 ATMs across PNG.
Last week, the 184th ATM was opened at the TST Gerehu shopping complex, a day after delivering the 183rd ATM at the Airways Hotel, 7-Mile.
Deputy general manager retail Lew Kenah told customers at Gerehu, who were lining up to use the ATM, that coming to TST was a process that took so long to organise.
“We are delighted to bring the ATM here, we wanted to come here for a long time, so I urge you to enjoy the facility and respect it,” he said.
He urged the community to look after the ATM so that BSP could continue to support it, and hopefully open another one to relieve the pressure of the ATMs at Stop N Shop Rainbow.
Kenah also thanked the TST Gerehu management for their support in the preparation, adding that the BSP teams were currently in Mt Hagen and Lae looking for more locations, especially where there is high demand for the services.
Customers queuing up to use the ATM also expressed their gratitude to BSP for the service and requested that another ATM be set up to cater for the large population of Gerehu.
According to a statement by the bank, the rollout of ATMs nationwide is part of the bank’s commitment to making banking easier, convenient, accessible and cheaper compared to banking at a branch.
BSP has recently extended operating hours for several ATM locations. Sites currently with 24/7 ATM access are Port Moresby, Boroko, Waigani Banking Centre, Tabubil, Buka, Lae Top Town, Lae commercial, Kokopo, Kavieng, Lihir, Mt Hagen, Alotau and Rabaul.