We were happy to be part of the Westpac pop-up bank in April of this year.
Westpac visited Indulkana, Mimili, Pukatja, Pipalyatjara, Kanpi and Amata assisting Anangu with new cards, new pin numbers and bank transfers. They also taught people internet banking and talked about how this can help with managing bank accounts and transferring money.
Some service providers also got training in Westpac banking processed and received new forms to make banking easier in remote communities.
It was a great learning experience for Westpac staff who got to understand the distances between communities across the APY lands and some of the issues with access and reliability of services like fax, internet and mobile service at times.