COMPETITION for bankers in the Western Division has increased with top French company BRED Bank opening doors to customers for the first time.
Since starting operations in Fiji nearly 21 months ago, the company has finally launched its services in Namaka, Nadi on Saturday.
CEO Satish Deb said even though they were a global bank, they were local in all aspects.
"BRED Bank's presence in Fiji resulted from its interest, expansion and success within the Pacific region," Mr Deb said.
"Our focus continues to be opening more branches to reach out to our customers.
"We are very passionate about BRED Bank because we have created it with a culture and mind-set to provide better banking for Fiji and we will conduct our business with that pledge."