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Bank celebrates 200 years

Manasa Kalouniviti
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WESTPAC Group celebrated its 200 years in business during a morning tea attended by more than 100 past and present staff members, loyal bank customers, invited guests and members of the media in Suva recently.

Westpac Fiji general manager Brett Hooker said, "we've been in Fiji since 1901 and like in Australia, we were set up here to help the establishment of a formal Fijian currency and the economy.

"And look at us now — we're the longest serving bank in Fiji and boast 500 of the most talented and dedicated staff in the country," he said.

Mr Hooker related how the then Bank of New South Wales (now Westpac), the first company and commercial bank in Australia, had first opened for business in Australia on April 8, 1817, in a building owned by a businesswoman and former convict Mary Reibey, who went on to become one of the colony's most successful business people and one of Westpac's best customers.








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Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62090.6019
JPY 54.904351.9043
GBP 0.36550.3575
EUR 0.41180.3998
NZD 0.71450.6815
AUD 0.64330.6183
USD 0.49000.4730

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$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th, November, 2017

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