The Centre will provide personalised service and attention to the business needs of ANZ's Asian business customers.
“Customers will receive the dedicated support of our highly experienced Asian Banking Relationship Managers,” said ANZ CEO Fiji and CEO Pacific, Vishnu Mohan.
“As a strong and established business in the region, with super regional connectivity to 33 markets around the world, including 12 in the Pacific and 15 in Asia, we understand the unique needs of our various customer segments, including our valued local and off-shore Asian customers.”
Mohan said that through the Asian Business Centre, ANZ would support intra-regional links of trade, investment and people, to help Fiji and the Pacific grow.
“We are dedicated to providing deep local insight and connectivity to businesses operating in and around the Pacific region, including Cash, Trade, Markets, and Relationship Lending products in sectors of expertise such as tourism, manufacturing and infrastructure,” said Mohan.
He added that the ANZ Asian Business Centre would also serve as an avenue for business customers who wish to trade directly in Renminbi, also known as Chinese Yuan.
ANZ last year was the first bank in the Pacific to provide its corporate and commercial customers in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu the ability to trade directly in Renminbi doing business in China.
The new ANZ Asian Business Centre is located on the first floor of the ANZ House Branch in Suva.
ANZ has been in Fiji since 1880 and is now the largest bank in the country with 15 branches and 81 ATMs servicing Retail, Commercial and Institutional customers and employing about 600 staff. Fiji is also the location of ANZ’s Pacific Headquarters, which shifted from Melbourne to Suva in 2013.