BSP Fi­nan­cial In­clu­sion ef­forts go be­yond lit­er­acy

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The con­fi­dence of the Fi­jian peo­ple in BSP’s elec­tronic bank­ing ser­vices avail­able at Post Fiji out­lets around the coun­try has grown ex­po­nen­tially since it was first es­tab­lished in 2013. This has been con­firmed in a state­ment is­sued by Fiji’s lead­ing fi­nan­cial ser­vices provider. BSP Coun­try Man­ager Mr Kevin McCarthy con­firmed that since 2013, the Bank in part­ner­ship with Post Fiji have suc­cess­fully mi­grated al­most all ru­ral based BSP ac­count hold­ers to elec­tronic bank­ing ser­vices. An ex­er­cise, the Bank has deemed nec­es­sary if th­ese cus­tomers are to re­ceive a holis­tic fi­nan­cial so­lu­tion. “We could not have achieved this suc­cess with­out the com­mit­ment from Post Fiji’s board & man­age­ment which was shared by Post Masters and Post Mistresses across the coun­try,” said Mr McCarthy. “Train­ing Post Fiji staff and em­pow­er­ing them with our trusted tech­nol­ogy to de­liver state of the art bank­ing through EFT­PoS, SMS and Online Bank­ing has even­tu­ated in this pos­i­tive out­come.” In 2013, less than 15% of BSP ser­vices at Post Fiji was done us­ing mod­ern elec­tronic bank­ing ser­vices. Mr McCarthy has con­firmed that a joint ef­fort with Post Fiji to ed­u­cate and fa­cil­i­tate elec­tronic bank­ing sign-ups for ru­ral res­i­dents has en­abled the tran­si­tion from man­ual to elec­tronic bank­ing ser­vices. “This year, we are de­lighted to re­port that over 95% of BSP bank­ing trans­ac­tions fa­cil­i­tated at Post Fiji out­lets through­out ru­ral Fiji, is done so us­ing BSP EFT­PoS,” he con­firmed. “This means that ru­ral cus­tomers can de­posit or with­draw at any Post Fiji out­let. Us­ing SMS or Online bank­ing, they can check their bal­ance, pay bills, top up mo­biles and trans­fer funds to oth­ers.” While the ef­fort to de­liver fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy work­shops con­tin­ues in earnest through­out the coun­try, BSP is adamant that those tak­ing up BSP ser­vices are be­ing of­fered much more than just ed­u­ca­tion. “We have in­vested in the de­ploy­ment of state of the art ser­vices that em­power th­ese in­di­vid­u­als to put their fi­nan­cial ed­u­ca­tion to good prac­tice. We are de­lighted to note the in­crease in ac­count hold­ers tak­ing ad­van­tage of our ser­vices to save their hard earned in­come and with­draw cash,” he re­it­er­ated. “We will con­tinue to drive our ru­ral vis­its in col­lab­o­ra­tion with like-minded or­gan­i­sa­tions look­ing to open Bank ac­counts for Fiji’s ru­ral res­i­dents and is­sue debit cards in­stantly so they can con­nect to our Bank right away.” To take ad­van­tage of BSP’s ru­ral bank­ing ser­vices avail­able through Post Fiji, call our 24 hour cus­tomer care line on 132 888 or sim­ply visit any ru­ral post of­fice.

Nayavu Post Mis­tress Ana­seini Ra­sowaqa with BSP’s Isikeli Taoi and and Post Fiji’s Iliesa Vanawalu

Nayavu Post Mistresss Ana­seini Ra­sowaqa serves BSP EFT­PoS cus­tomer

Mr Taoi opens ac­counts in the West

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