ANZ's Nadi branch should be safe from floods, now that it is waterproof.
Yesterday, the bank announced it would reopen this branch, five weeks after it was completely destroyed in the March floods.
"ANZ is optimistic about recovery prospects in the Western Division," head of retail banking Fiji, Graham Meecham said.
"The town of Nadi is a critical hub as the gateway to Fiji and the focal point of onshore and offshore resorts and other major businesses, so it was important to ensure our branch was quickly reopened so customers weren't inconvenienced by travelling to our Namaka branch.
"From Monday, customers can expect a state-of-the-art branch, featuring modern furniture and equipped with the latest technology — customers can certainly expect convenient and uncomplicated personalised banking services," said Mr Meecham.
The refurbished branch will be the first for ANZ globally to have a "waterproof design".
Materials used in the construction of the branch were of the best architectural design and feature an interlocking framing system which ensures no adverse long-term effects from complete submersion in the event of a flood. This also facilitates the complete disassembly and reassembly of all components to assist in cleaning following a flood event.
"The unfortunate event of flooding in Nadi enabled us to think more broadly about our fit-out to ensure when natural disasters occur, our business recovers as quickly as possible so we can continue to serve our customers.
"As a result, this design can be used in flood-prone areas around the world," senior asset manager Pacific, Sharon McDonald said.
The branch also features dedicated tellers for personal banking and business banking, and a suite of consultants to meet customers' financial goals including saving, investment, protection and borrowing.