APS Bank and Agenzija Zghazagh renew collaboration on YSSS
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Collaboration has been extended between the APS Bank and Agenzija Zghazagh, to jointly offer subsidised loans to young people over the next three years.
APS said that, this agreement guarantees further financial aid at low interest rates through the Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme (YSSS).
More than 400 Maltese youths wishing to pursue their studies abroad or through distance learning, have been assisted by the scheme, which has been running since 1994.
Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth & Sport, Chris Agius, was present for the signing ceremony, and said this initiative recognises the importance of investing in “the pillars of the Maltese society,” whose valuable talents and skills “can very well pave a more prosperous future for Malta.”
“Everyone involved is united by a common aim: that of wanting young people to successfully pursue their studies whilst taking charge of their financial future. The Bank thus takes great pride in extending this collaboration, said. APS Bank’s Head of Banking, Anthony Buttigieg.
Chief Executive Officer of Agenzija Zghazagh, Miriam Teuma, commented that, “giving young people the opportunity to widen their academic horizons through this scheme will put them in a better position to thrive in the working world.”
This year’s YSSS call for application is open until Friday, the 16th of June..
Photo: From left to right – APS Bank’s Senior Manager (Banking), Aaron Mifsud, Professional Officer of Empowerment Programmes, Isabelle Mallia, APS Bank’s Head of Banking, Anthony Buttigieg, Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth & Sport, Hon. Chris Agius, Agenzija Zghazagh CEO, Miriam Teuma, APS Bank’s Manager (Corporate Strategy), Liana DeBattista