29 Aug 2006

Tonga gets mobile bank service

11:48 am on 29 August 2006

Tonga's rural areas on the island of Tongatapu have welcomed a new mobile banking service, that was launched yesterday by the ANZ bank.

Matangitonga reports that the bank's general manager Paul Pelzer says the service, operated by a specially designed armored vehicle, is the first of its kind in Tonga.

The mobile bank is offering an interest bearing accounts for new customers.

Mr Pelzer says the mobile bank offers a chance for people in the outer lying areas to save, invest and make informed choices about their banking.