Thousands of rural residents across Fiji can continue to enjoy BSP’s banking services at Post Fiji Outlets and Postal Agencies following the extension of the Banking Services Agreement between the Ministry of Economy and BSP.
The Acting Permanent Secretary for Economy, Mr. Shiri Gounder thanked BSP for the continued partnership in the provision of financial services to the rural and maritime region.
“This partnership with BSP is in line the Fijian Government’s objective of promoting financial inclusion and enabling all Fijians in rural and maritime communities to access modern banking services through rural postal outlets.”
BSP Country Head Mr Haroon Ali has reiterated BSP’s adamant support for the Government’s National Financial Inclusion Efforts that help steer Fiji towards economic prosperity.
“As a progressive Bank, we have broken barriers to Banking for rural Fijians located in places that have no form of mobile communication and therefore data. Working in partnership with the Office of the Prime Minister, we have been able to roll out satellite enabled EFTPoS terminals in Totoya, Matuku, Ono-i-Lau, Kabara and Moce,” he confirmed.
The Bank continues to facilitate a growing number of rural transactions each year and last year, more rural customers began using digital banking services due to the COVID-19 restrictions on movement.
Since the inception of this tripartite agreement between the Government of Fiji, Post Fiji and BSP, this collaboration has enabled the migration of rural based banking customers from manual to electronic bank accounts. This has empowered them with access to our 24-7 state of the art electronic banking services.
“While many utilise the BSP Online Plus or BSP App or SMS Banking services to view their balances, more of our valued customers are now taking advantage of bill payments, funds transfers and the convenient mobile top up service,” Mr Ali confirmed.
The Banking Services Agreement is a tripartite arrangement that includes Post Fiji and reinforces BSP’s banking footprint as Fiji’s widest network of customer touch points with over 70 service outlets & access to over 110 ATMs, 1800 EFTPoS terminals and 150 insurance advisors.