Citifon into phone banking with BSP

Business, Main Stories

The National – Wednesday, June 22, 2011

TELIKOM PNG’s recently launched mobile service citifon now allows its users to have access to convenient banking using Bank South Pacific’s SMS banking service.
Telikom PNG chief executive officer (CEO) Peter Loko, during the launch of this service, said yesterday that they were proud to partner with BSP to bring convenient banking to citifon users, thus helping to reduce the queues in BSP banks.
He said this wireless network was a value-added service that would benefit many Papua New Guineans, where they could check their balance, transfer funds to different accounts and check the last three transactions.
“This launch is exciting and we are happy to be part of it. It is also good to work in partnerships to bring more services to our people,” he said.
BSP CEO Ian Clyne who also officiated at the launch, said BSP was pleased that Telikom had come on board its SMS banking service and such developments underline BSP’s commitment to being the leader in electronic banking services in PNG and the Pacific.
“We’re committed to making banking a convenient and easy part of life, because we understand there’s an increasing need to save time and money.”
He said BSP was very proud to be the first bank in the South Pacific to introduce the idea of mobile money in the form of SMS Banking as electronic access made people’s lives easier.
 “Our commitment to improvement translates into giving people more freedom and contributes to a better life. We’ve been working hard to provide access to money – wherever our customers are. And we will not rest on our laurels but continue to strive for the best,” said Clyne.
Citifon is now available in Port Moresby and Lae and customers can use their handsets to access SMS banking through Telikom’s CDMA network available in 38 sites in PNG.