Phnom Penh, 03 March 2023 – In celebration of International Women’s Day, Sathapana Bank a leading commercial bank, launches an inspirational film “Mouy Teat - One More”, tells the story of Som and the challenges she faces as a fabric store owner. Juggling between running her business and taking care of her daughter, the film focuses on her positive approach to life and her determination to succeed—by taking one more step each time.
“Mouy Teat - One More," reminds us that the foundation of productivity is habits. Good habits are the compound interest of self-improvement and success. The effects of going for one more each time multiply as we repeat them. They seem to make little difference on any given day, but the impact can be great over time.
As a leading financial institution committed to improving gender equality, financial inclusion and increasing the potential inclusivity in future technology, Sathapana Bank launched the “I’m Financially Literate Program (IFL)” in partnership with Khmer Enterprise, Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia (CGCC), and Manulife Cambodia to provide practical business training and networking opportunities to help SMEs and MSMEs, particularly to women in business.
More importantly, to provide accessible financial service for Cambodian women, Sathapana Bank introduced the “Women in Business Program (WIB)” —specially designed for women in the SME segment. Under this program, Women In Business can enjoy the special rate from the signature products such as Business Installment Loan, Flexi Lending for Home Loans, Payment Solutions, and Smart Savings Account.
“At Sathapana Bank, we are proud to support and empower women entrepreneurs by providing them access to finance, training, and skills development—all through our various programs. The need for inclusive and transformative technology and digital education is therefore crucial for a sustainable future. Our goal is to see greater economic opportunities for women and continue to build an inclusive economy for Cambodia,” says Ms. Jennifer Lee, Chief Transformation Officer.
The recent launch of the Sathapana Neary Credit Card was also significant in reflecting the Bank’s commitment to provide financial inclusion for its female customers. It is the first women-focused credit card from Sathapana Bank, offering a variety of specially tailored benefits for women like—receiving 10% cashback or up to USD 50 on weekend purchases, 0.5% unlimited cashback for all purchases, and much more; with no annual fee for the first two years. On top of that, to celebrate this special day with female customers, they will stand a chance to win beautiful diamond pendant necklaces when they apply for and use the new Sathapana Neary Credit Card during the promotional period, March 01 to 31, 2023 (for more information: https://www.sathapana.com.kh/sathapana-cards/).
Beside this, in Sathapana Bank’s working environment, equality is key for inclusion, which in turn is key for achieving a sense of belonging and alignment with the Bank values. Sathapana Bank focuses on providing a better working environment, more women in senior positions and better communication.
“I believe that we are on the path to creating a workplace that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive for women. We empower and support women leaders in all their diversity and abilities. Together at Sathapana Bank, we can forge women’s equality and practice providing equal opportunities and hold fast to a ‘No Discrimination Policy’,” says Ms. Chhim Sam Ol, Chief People and Legal Officer.
About Sathapana Bank
Sathapana Bank is a leading commercial bank in Cambodia, with total assets of over US$ 2.4 billion and over 4,000 employees. We have an extensive branch network nationwide with more than 170 branches, 3 Sathapana Premier Banking halls, and over 250 ATMs. We provide complete banking services such as loans, deposits, iBanking, Mobile Banking, debit & credit cards, domestic and foreign remittances, cross-border fund transfers with SWIFT and Visa B2B Connect, Western Union, trade finance, and other financial services.
In addition, we offer tax collection services and public service payments with the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training. We cooperate with mobile payment providers such as WING, Pi Pay, TrueMoney, Ly Hour Veluy, eMoney, and Bakong to further our customers' convenience.
Recently, Sathapana Bank won two prestigious awards “Best Mobile Banking App Awards 2022” and “Mobile Banking & Payment Initiative of the Year” from the UK-based Global Brands Magazine and Asian Banking & Finance Retail Banking Awards for its newly revamped mobile banking app, Sathapana Mobile. These two awards are a testament to our continuous effort and commitment to serve our customers better as the needs for mobile banking services continue to grow and digital experiences like Sathapana Mobile becomes a part of the Cambodian lifestyle.