Many Samoans still keeping money under the mattress

November 3, 2015

Only 39 per cent of adult Samoans have a bank account, and efforts are underway to change that.

The Central Bank of Samoa, with technical assistance from the UN, is holding a two-day National Financial Inclusion Strategy Workshop in Apia at the moment.
The intention is to build an inclusive financial system that best serves all members of society, especially the low-income ones.

The Governor of the Central Bank of Samoa, Maiava Atalina Ainuu-Enari, says many people still put their cash under their mattresses, and that needs to change.

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SOURCE: ABC News