Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

PSIS Continues Expansion, Refurbishment Programme

Media Release
25 October 2005

PSIS Continues Expansion and Refurbishment Programme

As one of New Zealand’s longest serving Kiwi financial organisations and one of the few that has remained New Zealand-owned, PSIS is continuing its branch network expansion and refurbishment programme.

The organisation now has 31 branches nationwide with three new branches being opened in recent times. In the last 12 months 12 branches have been refurbished, relocated or upgraded. Many of the relocations have been as a result of the growth the company has experienced in the last three years.

Today the Blenheim branch, which has been bursting at its seams for some time, moved to a new Queen Street location double the size of its predecessor and providing much improved facilities for our Marlborough customers. The branch now has a real presence in the town.

In a banking environment where many of the big players are moving away from face-to-face customer service PSIS “puts an emphasis on its customers as people,” Chief Executive Girol Karacaoglu said.

The Blenheim branch has the “new look” designed to reflect the PSIS personality, Dr Karacaoglu says.

“Our style is welcoming, friendly and great value. We want our branches to make our customers feel at home,” he says.

Dr Karacaoglu says PSIS has undergone many changes since its inception 77 years ago when it was established as a co-operative organisation to provide low-cost finance to public servants, today PSIS offers full personal banking services to all New Zealanders.

“While we offer the convenience of all the high tech on-line banking services, our personal relationships with our customers continue to be the real focus for PSIS.

“The great thing about PSIS is that it was founded to help people, and that same philosophy of putting people before profits still exists today. Our staff know they are there to help, not to sell.

“Our aim is to help everyday New Zealanders through life. And we do this by living up to our cooperative values and working for our customers who are also our owners.”

A testament to the co-operatives success has been the annual results of an independent banking survey where PSIS has been ranked first, three years in a row, in terms of its customer’s satisfaction.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Dry: Beef + Lamb Launches Drought Resources

The resources include a fact sheet outlining strategies to manage and mitigate the effects of drought, coping with stress on the farm and advice on feed requirements and animal welfare during the dry period. More>>

ALSO:

InternetNZ: Net Neutrality Failure In US "Will Hurt All Users"

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter has condemned the decision by the United States communications regulator to undo 2015 open Internet rules, warning that all Internet users will end up worse off as a result. More>>

ALSO:

Mycoplasma Bovis: More Properties Positive

One of the latest infected properties is in the Hastings district, the other three are within a farming enterprise in Winton. The suspect property is near Ashburton. More>>

ALSO:

Manawatū Gorge Alternative: More Work Needed To Choose Route

“We are currently working closely and in partnership with local councils and other stakeholders to make the right long-term decision. It’s vital we have strong support on the new route as it will represent a very significant long-term investment and it will need to serve the region and the country for decades to come.” More>>

ALSO:

ScoopPro: Helping PR Professionals Get More Out Of Scoop

Scoop.co.nz has been a fixture of New Zealand’s news and Public Relations infrastructure for over 18 years. However, without the financial assistance of those using Scoop in a professional context in key sectors such as Public Relations and media, Scoop will not be able to continue this service... More>>