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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

ANZ Bank opens Pacific's first ever "branch in a box" in Malaita's capital, Auki

The ANZ Banking group has used the latest ‘branch-in-a box’ technology to upgrade their branch and services in Auki, Malaita Province.

Relocated to the ground floor of the ultra modern Tropic Aluminium & Glass building, the re-located branch has more tellers and more services to offer customers from Auki and around the province. The new branch also contains the first ever ATM (Automatic Teller Machines) in the province.

It is understood the Auki branch is the first ‘branch in a box’ to be built in the pacific. This means that all the features, fittings and furniture were shipped in a box directly to the location where they were incorporated into the new building.

ANZ General Manager Tait Jenkins said ANZ was very proud to be making banking history in Malaita.

“Using the ‘branch in a box’ means we are able to use ANZ’s latest design principles and the most up to date look and feel, so the new Auki branch is consistent with any other new ANZ branch anywhere else in the world,” Mr Jenkin said.

It is believed the introduction of the first-ever after-hours banking services through the branch's new ATM is also expected to bring a lot of new customers to the branch. The Automatic Teller Machine will provide 24 hour banking services to all ANZ customers including withdrawing cash, depositing into accounts, paying phone and power bills and checking their account balances.

Source: PFNet

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