By BENNY SANDEKA
AUSTRALIA and New Zealand Banking Group, ANZ is set to celebrate 100 years of its operations in Papua New Guinea in June.
And as part of its celebrations, the ANZ Group will be making their existing products and services more accessible to their clients.
"We might carry out a full review of products ANZ is currently offering to make them more accessible to the people as part of our rebranding and centennial celebrations," said ANZ head of Marketing, Mea Ravu.
"For instance, we will relax our loan guidelines to ensure our clients have access to loan facilities. We want to make the bank uncomplicated to all our clients," said Mr Ravu.
The Bank was established in the country on the 16th of June 1910 and has since grown from strength to strength and to date, it serves a high-end market niche in Papua New Guinea with branches spread throughout major centres in the country.
Last year, the bank rebranded itself with a new logo that depicts that ANZ is part of the world we live in. And indeed, it has been part of the world that revolves around Papua New Guinea for the last 100 years when the country was taking its first steps to what is now called Papua New Guinea.
To kick-start their celebrations, the bank has put together a centennial celebration team that will move the bank's celebrations forward in the coming months. And the team wasted no time in going out to the communities.
They have donated school materials to Badighawa High School in NCD as well Kemabolo Primary School in the Central province. They expect to go to other centres in the coming months and the initial preparation of the centennial celebrations progresses.