The Chief Executive Officer of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa, Mr. Phil Ware, announces that beginning today, Monday, October 30, TBAS will be transitioning its debit card program.
As part of the overall strategy of the bank, a new debit card program will begin.
Because of this, current debit cards will no longer be effective in either a point of sale device, or at an ATM.
Mr. Ware said this interruption in service has become unavoidable in order to switch to the advanced platform.
TBAS is unsure of the duration of the transition, however in order to accommodate its customers, the bank will have extended banking hours.
The bank will be open from 8:30 to 3:30 Monday through Friday and from 9:00 to 12:00 noon on Saturday.
This transition does not affect any balances in customers’ accounts.
The CEO says over the counter transactions may be done at the branch during these extended hours.
He says, “TBAS will continue to implement programs designed to enhance customer access to banking services.”