Solomons rural communities applaud Rural Banking offered by ANZ Bank
Soni Cheke of New Birao village on Guadalcanal plains says the services had enabled parents to save money for their children's school fees.
He says the bank's Micro-Finance Services is helping many parents in his area to send their children to better schools.
Another Chief, Joseph Billy Kulau, praised ANZ for bringing it's rural banking and lending scheme to the rural communities.
ANZ General Manager,Tait Jenkin confirms that the Rural Banking initiative has been warmly welcomed in the communities and to date, over 8-thousand people have used the Bank's services.
He adds that ANZ is extending its Rural Banking project to provincial centres such as Taro, Tulagi, Buala, Kirakira, Lata and Munda.
Mr Jenkin says this will enable more people in rural areas have access to formal banking services.