About Us

Proud to be Samoan Owned and Operated! 

The National Bank of Samoa is a locally owned and operated commercial trading bank. From its humble beginnings as a family owned and managed business in the mid ‘90’s, nbs has grown to be a major player in the Samoan banking and commercial sectors.

In 1995 the Meredith family started the bank when they saw a need for a local bank to support Samoans and Samoan businesses. This was the start of something special. Today nbs offers a full range of services to customers, both personal and business. This includes savings accounts, cheque accounts, loans, overdraft facilities through to a comprehensive offering of international services.

Over the last 25 years, nbs has undergone many changes as it grows and reinvents itself to meet the changing needs of the market. The bank continues to ask its customers what they want and keep abreast of new banking and IT technologies. nbs also aspires to be a good corporate citizen and do what it can to help its community and the Samoan economy. 


Today nbs provides customers with greater access to banking services via new media such as mobile phones, internet banking and smarter ATM’s. It also has goals to facilitate a positive change in Samoan's attitude and approach to saving and investment, and to lower the costs of banking in Samoa resulting in lower loan rates and a greater return on savings.

Our Vision

To be the financial institution of first choice in the South Pacific.

Our Mission

National Bank of Samoa will provide the highest quality services across a full range of financial services for the benefit of our customers and in doing so to improve the welfare of the countries we serve.

Board Members

  • Va’atuitui Apete Meredith  (Chair)
  • Matai’a Lynn Netzler
  • Seulupe Michelle Macdonald
  • Tiumalu Tania Stunzner
  • Samau Etuale Sefo
  • Travis Lamb
  • Nadia Meredith-Hunt

Leadership Team

  • CEO - Sam Swann
  • Head of Business & Consumer Banking - Saveatama Michael Vaafusuaga
  • Head of Credit - Russell Poppleton
  • Head of Retail Banking – Darlene Savaiinaea-Wendt
  • Chief Financial Officer - Pesetā Peter Tone
  • Manager Financial Markets - Tuluiga Tuivasa
  • Manager Risk & Compliance - Laauli Rapi Vaai
  • Head of People and Administration - Faumuina Marei Fa'imanu Tufuga
  • Acting Head of ICT – Alex Abraham

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