NBS celebrates 25 years of service


The Samoa National Bank this past week, celebrated 25 years of service in the country two years after its anniversary, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Established in 1995, the Meredith family started the bank when they saw a need for a local bank to support Samoans and Samoan businesses.

“This was the start of something special. Today NBS offers a full range of services to customers, both personal and business. This includes savings accounts, cheque accounts, loans, overdraft facilities through to a comprehensive offering of international services,” says the bank website.

The celebration was held at the Robert Louis Stevenson compound on Saturday.

Over the last 25 years, NBS has undergone many changes as it grows and reinvents itself to meet the changing needs of the market. The bank continues to ask its customers what they want and keep abreast of new banking and IT technologies.

The National Bank of Samoa started in the ’90s, NBS has grown to be a major player in the Samoan banking and commercial sectors.

One of the milestones over the years, the NBS launched a tap-and-go MasterCard in 2019 and that means customers do not have to insert and type a pin number at an EFTPOS machine for the sake of convenience.

N.B.S. Debit Mastercards are equipped with the technology that allows customers to tap or wave the card on the EFTPOS machines and go.