2018

Natural disasters pushing insurers out of Pacific market

Natural disasters pushing insurers out of Pacific market

December 11, 2018

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It’s getting harder to get home insurance in Vanuatu after Australian insurer QBE wrote to some of its customers and declined to renew their policies. The company cited the high cost of earthquakes and cyclones as the reason for reviewing its strategy and applying what it calls “a more robust risk selection”. But with catastrophic...

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Samoa Bank head appointed UN Pacififc Rep

Samoa Bank head appointed UN Pacififc Rep

December 5, 2018

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Central Bank of Samoa’s Governor, Maiva Atalina Emma Ainuu-Enari, has been appointed as the Pacific representative to the United Nations’ newly launched taskforce on digital financing of the sustainable development goals. The taskforce comprises a select group of leaders and top experts from around the world. Together they will advance proposals that can help ensure...

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Retirement Expo Will Focus On Youth

Retirement Expo Will Focus On Youth

October 22, 2018

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Fijian youths will be the target of the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) retirement expo that starts this week in the Western Division then in the Northern Division next week. According to general manager Member Ser­vices Alipate Waqairawai there is a miscon­ception that retirement planning is only for the elderly, those who are nearing the...

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Exhibitors participate in retirement expo

Exhibitors participate in retirement expo

October 22, 2018

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ABOUT 20 exhibitors will be in Lautoka this week for a retirement expo. The event is organised by the National Financial Inclusion Taskforce’s Financial Literacy Working Group, the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF), Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) and the UN Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme. The expo is part of a national campaign to raise...

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Businesses react positively to funeral insurance product

Businesses react positively to funeral insurance product

October 13, 2018

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The Chamber of Commerce membership was the first to learn about a radical new product in the market: funeral insurance, by Apia Insurance Company. A.I.C in conjunction with Apia Finance Company and with technical advice from the United Nations Development Fund and the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme developed the funeral cover designed to reach all...

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