BSP sets up ATM past the Sawani Border

BSP sets up ATM past the Sawani Border

By Vijay Narayan
Friday 04/06/2021
[image: BSP]

The BSP Financial Group Limited has deployed an ATM at the Sawani Heights Development Store to allow people behind the Sawani border to access cash.

BSP says this is their timely response to the current cash access barriers faced by the residents of Naqali, Vunidawa, Lomaivuna and Namosi as highlighted to the banks earlier this week by the Commissioner Central, Josefa Seniwaitui Navuku through the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji.

BSP Country Head, Haroon Ali says BSP’s offer to assist underpins the Banks’ strategy to offer banking services to the rural communities.

Ali says he is delighted to confirm that this ATM deployment to Sawani will complement the services that are currently available at the Post Offices in Vunidawa and Lomaivuna and two BSP EFTPoS merchants; Ravneel’s Enterprise and Dhanraj Chauhan’s Enterprise in Vunidawa.

Ali acknowledged the support from the external stakeholders including the RBF Governor, Ariff Ali that enabled BSP to take this cash services behind the Sawani border.

The BSP Country Head has also thanked Telecom CEO, Charles Gounder and his team for completing the vital network cabling works within a matter of days, which would usually take up to three weeks.

They say they are also grateful to the authorities such as the Ministry of Health, iTaukei Affairs Board, Commissioner Central’s Office, the Fiji Police Force and their partners NCR and Office Fit-outs.

Ali acknowledged and thanked the Bank’s Senior Manager Rural, Isikeli Taoi, Technical Support and Properties teams who have worked under strict COVID-safe guidelines with external stakeholders under the close supervision of the Ministry of Health to install and activate this ATM within 48 hours.

BSP has the largest banking network in Fiji with 121 ATMs, over 2,100 EFTPoS terminals, 16 branches and 40 postal agencies.

People’s Alliance had proposed for PM’s pay to be maintained at $328,750
The People’s Alliance Party had proposed to the Parliamentary Emoluments Committee for the Prime Minister’s salary to be maintained at $328,750 an...
8 hours ago
Mavericks clinch 108-105 win over Timberwolves in Game 1 of Western Conference Finals
Luka Doncic led a strong finish for the Dallas Mavericks, swishing crucial shots down the stretch, drawing a couple of fouls and even playing strong ...
3 hours ago

FijiFirst submitted proposal similar to the committee recommendation for salary increases
The only opposition party in parliament, the FijiFirst, had proposed an increase in salary of the Leader of Opposition from $120,000 to $200,000, ...
8 hours ago

Crime increases by 73% in April, 14 police officers charged for various offences – Acting COMPOL
There has been a 73 percent increase in overall crime in April this year while serious crimes increased by 65 percent when compared to the same ...
10 hours ago

Nurses buying syringes and needles for patients at public hospital
Serious concerns continue to be raised by Fiji Nursing Association President, Doctor Adi Alisi Vudiniabola on nurses having to buy needles and ...
10 hours ago

Not the right time to increase MPs pay when many Fijians are struggling – Dialogue Fiji
Dialogue Fiji has today expressed its concern and disappointment over the recommendations made by the Parliamentary Special Committee on Emoluments, ...
10 hours ago

fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Ministry of Home Affairs Talanoa Session on Illicit Drugs and Substance Use Disorders in Fiji
The pervasive threat of illicit drugs has emerged as a pressing concern, rapidly infiltrating and destabilizing our society therefore the Republic of ...
7 days ago

Bainimarama and Qiliho hearing in dismissal of 2 police officers case
Acting Director of Public Prosecutions John Rabuku says he wants the hearing of former Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and suspended Police ...
7 days ago

Sayed-Khaiyum case on alleged payment of Saneem's taxes without proper approval
It is alleged that between the 30th of June, 2022 and the 12th of July, 2022 in Suva, whilst being employed in the civil service as the Acting Prime ...
7 days ago