Kina Bank

Kina Bank Highlights Innovation and Challenges

The event now in its eighth year brought together heads of business houses and government representatives, where Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Greg Pawson, delivered an insightful address to the audience.

Pawson extended a warm welcome to Prime Minister James Marape, along with Ministers of State, Departmental Heads, and members of the business community.


Prime Minister addresses business community

In a recent address to the business community during the annual Back-to-Business Breakfast sponsored by Kina Bank in Port Moresby. 

The Prime Minister's speech comes in the wake of the events of January 10, 2024, and other challenges the business community may have encountered.

"Thank you for all you have done to our economy this far, and I also want to apologise, not just for the events of January this year, but any downside," Prime Minister Marape said.

Kina Bank reaffirms position in PNG

CEO for Kina Bank, Greg Pawson, stated that there will be challenges with families and business communities impacted, however, the real test is how to bounce back, ensure that the economy does not suffer and that PNG doesn’t fall behind.

“Despite the challenges we’ve experienced in the last 48 hours, we will be here to help strengthen the economy, support the business community and everyday people,” said Pawson.

Pawson is aware that PNG is resilient and together will work hard to ensure the business community can rebuild and ensure the economy stabilizes and then grows.


Kina Bank launched E-Lands Kiosk

The project, led by NiuPay in partnership with the Department of Lands and Physical Planning, integrates Kina Bank’s payment processing solutions to facilitate efficient service delivery.

The kiosk was launched on December 07th in Port Moresby by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Lands and Physical Planning John Rosso, in the presence of Kina Bank PNG CEO Roppe Uyassi and NiuPay Founder James Inglis.

Bank launch mobile banking team

Access to these services can be made possible by a dedicated mobile banking team, and today, 27th November the bank launched its Mobile Banking Team known as Red Thunders.

At the launch, the bank’s Chief Executive Officer Roppe Uyassi said the Red Thunders is an initiative established by the organization to make banking easier, accessible and faster through the use of the Mobile Phone.

Uyassi said the service will reach customers in Port Moresby including other provinces as well.

Kina Bank donates K10,000 to SJA

The cheque for K10,000 was presented to St John Ambulance on Thursday 26th October, 2023 and received by the St John Ambulance CEO Matt Cannon.

While receiving the cheque, Cannon shared with the Kina Bank team about the ambulance service and the role it plays in the community.

First-Time Home Buyers Event

Scheduled for Thursday 7 September, this informative event will feature a panel of distinguished real estate experts who will provide expert guidance on the complex journey of becoming a homeowner.

"We are thrilled to announce this collaboration, as it promises to equip our members with invaluable insights into navigating the real estate market, achieving personal savings goals, and understanding the legal requirements of homeownership for newcomers. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Kina Bank for making this event possible," exclaimed Margaret Tambagle, President of YPOMCCI.

Outstanding Students Graduate from Motu Koita FODE

Among these exceptional graduates is Michael Taligatus, who received the Grade 10 Dux award for his outstanding academic results in 2022.

Upon receiving the award, Michael expressed his gratitude, saying, "I would like to thank KTF for giving us this opportunity. It is a second chance for us, and most of us don't really get this second chance.”

Bank drives accessibility and inclusion

Recently at the Kina Waigani branch, the bank conducted an accessibility audit in collaboration with the PNG Assembly of Disabled Persons (PNGADP).

The audit took place in the branch with members from DisAbility Association of PNG to review the functionality of our branches for people living with disabilities. 

Links of Hope supported

The partnership between Links of Hope and Kina Bank arose from the late Nancy Moka, who was a founding board member and active volunteer living on site to support children who had lost parents to HIV.

When she passed from COVID-19 in 2021, Kina Bank discovered her deep ties to Links of Hope and has, since then, made a commitment to continue late Nancy’s legacy with the annual donation.