ANZ Tonga manager David Dudley said: “This is an exciting new opportunity for businesses in Tonga looking to grow by expanding online.
“Tonga’s economy has had to deal with a series of shocks, from Tropical Cyclone Gita in 2018 to COVID-19 and Cyclone Harold in April 2020 and last year’s eruption of the HungaTonga-HungaHa’apai undersea volcano.
“Business owners have shown they are resilient and we know they have a lot to offer the world.
“ANZ eGate will enable businesses to offer their customers a secure online payment channel, both nationally and globally.
“With the global growth of online commerce, there has never been a better time to showcase Tongan products to the world.
“ANZ eGate will not only benefit large companies, but also smaller entrepreneurs here in Tonga who are looking for a solution to showcase their local products online and accept payments directly into their bank account.
“Funds will go through ANZ eGate into the business account instantly, regardless of where the payment comes from, which means improved cash flow for business owners.
“It can also change the way the Tongan diaspora supports family and friends back home in times of emergency.
“Many businesses in Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands, PNG, New Zealand and Australia are already using ANZ eGate. We know it can open up huge opportunities for businesses in Tonga as well,” Mr Dudley said.
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