THE opening of ANZ Fiji’s new branch at the TappooCity complex in Suva is anticipated to not only service customers, tenants and visitors at the complex, but cruise ship passengers as well.

“I have no doubt that this will prove to be a flagship branch for ANZ, not only in Suva but a model for the whole of Fiji and the Pacific island countries,” TappooCity Complex director Remal Tappoo said.

“It will service the needs of all our customers, tenants and cruise ship passengers and tourists who will be very keen to frequent the ATMs as well as the foreign exchange counter of the new bank branch.”

ANZ Fiji chief executive and CEO Central Pacific Norman Wilson said their investment in such a high-quality branch environment for customers in Suva further demonstrated the bank’s commitment to Fiji.

“We will continue to invest in Fiji as a pillar of our organic growth strategy across the Pacific by launching our re-branded priority service currently known as prime banking early next year,” he said.

He said the new branch would also offer normal banking services. Some employees from ANZ’s Waimanu e-shop and the main branch have been transferred to the TappooCity branch.

“For us, it made sense to move here (TappooCity) because our two other major competitors occupy Central Plaza and MHCC,” he said. “And for us, we also see the advantages of being close to the port.”

He said the bank hoped this branch would also cater for the privacy of customers when seeking assistance with the banking services provided.

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