Bringing jobs back to PNG: Kina Bank

Kina Bank has announced it will be bringing off-shore jobs back to PNG.

Chief Executive Officer Greg Pawson said at a customer function recently in Port Moresby that the Bank was engaged in a major program of transformation that will see jobs created in the fields of operations, technology, credit and risk.

“Since we announced the acquisition of ANZ PNG’s Retail, Commercial and SME business, we have been expanding our operations. We’ve been building out our back-office functions to support the new products and services we will introduce throughout the year – from credit cards to mobile payment options.

“Currently these support roles are performed overseas by ANZ in places such as Fiji, Singapore and India. We’re bringing them back home. This is a great growth story, not just for Kina Bank but for PNG. As our business continues to expand we’ll be able to offer greater opportunities for everyone.”

Pawson said Kina Bank is known for its high performing staff who bring experience and creativity to the business.

“We have the best people in the industry - that’s one of the reasons we’re a better banking alternative for customers. Our focus is on building the bank of the future so we encourage our staff to think differently – to be imaginative, creative, energetic.

“When we bring these additional jobs home, we’ll be looking for more dynamic, creative people who can join the Kina Bank team and help transform the banking industry.”

Pawson also said the acquisition is great news for ANZ customers too.

“When ANZ customers come across to Kina Bank, they’ll continue to receive all of the products and services they are currently used to. But they’ll be surprised. It’s business as usual – but better.”

(Picture: Kina Bank Facebook page)

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