"We have a great relationship with the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme and we support its objectives to create greater financial inclusion of rural and low income earners.
We partnered with the United Nations Development Programme to launch a mobile rural banking service in rural Fiji as a pilot project in October 2004. ANZ's services were complemented by the UNDP's financial literacy programme.
This partnership to bank the unbanked shows what we can achieve by pooling our respective strengths to deliver viable and innovative banking services to the large number of people living in rural communities who do not have access to banking services.
The PFIP is playing a strong role in the region in facilitating discussions about greater financial inclusion across the Pacific. We share a common goal to ensure our communities in the Pacific develop greater confidence, skills and knowledge about money, saving and budgeting."