Banking is an essential part of nation building and as a Papua New Guinean brand, BSP Financial Group Limited (BSP) joined the country in commemorating the country’s 46th Independence anniversary this week with a flag raising ceremony held across its network of 42 branches nationwide including its Waigani Head Office in Port Moresby.
BSP is proud to be at the heart of it all, encouraging people to participate in economic development through our SME Products while providing convenience and safe banking products and services to customers nationwide.
BSP Group CEO Robin Fleming said BSP recognises the country’s 46 years of Independence and the bank has contributed in so many ways, “with continuous improvement to our services to all areas of the country, from towns out to the rural areas.”
From the days of posting customer's banking transactions on cardboard ledgers to passbooks, to the introduction of SaveCards and now into the digital banking era of Mobile and Internet Banking, Mobile Merchant, the Integrated Gateway Payment (IPG), and now BSP Pay’s ‘No card, Just Pay’ services; BSP has grown with PNG through its 42 branches, 42 sub-branches, 130 agents, 322 ATMs and 7,700 EFTPoS points.
BSP Staff from Waigani Head Office at the 46th Independence flag raising ceremony. All BSP staff in Branches across PNG also observed this BSP tradition.
The bank not only provides banking services but also invests in supporting the development of PNG townships and communities through its annual community projects in health, education, sports, culture and Financial Literacy. Since 2009, BSP has delivered 529 projects worth over K13million in PNG as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility undertaken by each branch, Strategic Business Units, and subsidiaries in communities BSP operates in.
“BSP is committed to expand and extend its services to cater for the number of customers it has. Proof of our commitment to our customers was the recent opening of Koroba Branch in Hela Province, a larger sub-branch at Namatanai, New Ireland Province in July and reopening of the Kerema sub-branch in Gulf last week.”
The bank is actively working to open new banking centres in Eriku, Lae, and in Mt Hagen to cater for its high number of customers.
“We are the people’s bank, we will continue to deliver essential banking services in areas other banks don’t go like Aitape, Moro, Porgera, Kainantu, Arawa, and Koroba, reaching the unbanked and giving back to communities,” added Fleming.
“BSP has been part of PNG’s history and will continue to be part of PNG’s future, But without our customers, we wouldn’t be in a position to grow. Without our staff, we would not be able to bring BSP to where it is today, so thank you for your support and thank you all for your contributions to BSP. Happy 46th Independence celebration PNG from BSP,” concluded Fleming.