By PATRICK TALU
BANK South Pacific last Thursday opened two new ATM booths at the Stop N Shop (SNS) supermarket at Rainbow suburb in Port Moresby.
The new ATMs will service Rainbow residents including Gerehu, one of the biggest suburbs in the city.
The new ATM outlets will make it easier and convenient for BSP and supermarket customers.
The new facilities are part of BSP’s commitment to improving and expanding its services in all areas of its business nationwide.
BSP chief executive officer Ian B Clyne told reporters: “BSP has continued to grow its ATM network throughout PNG and aims at having over 200 ATMs nationwide by year-end.”
Mr Clyne said BSP made K2 million each quarter at ATMs transaction alone and that had encouraged more ATMs to be set up in most of the centres nationwide.
He said among the other provincial towns and centres, Mt Hagen was the biggest where most of the ATM transactions were done, followed by Port Moresby.
SNS spokesperson David Wilson said the new ATMs would see shopping at the supermarket more convenient as customers would have access the ATM within the store premises.
It will also make marketing easier, where customers can conveniently use the ATM and go straight to the Rainbow fish and vegetable market.
BSP announced last year through its re-branding initiative that it was seeking to continue to grow from its position as a locally-owned banking group offering traditional banking services to its customers.
The bank has also expanded its Pacific network with 29 branches in the Solomon Islands, Nuie, and more recently into Fiji.
This year, BSP launched an internal “transformation programme” aimed at improving all areas of its business.