October 22, 2018
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 awareness on the importance of saving, investing and planning for retirement.
According to Financial Literacy Working Group chairperson Eseta Nadakuitavuki, they had responded to calls from members of the public to bring retirement planning awareness to other major centres.
“In April, about 3000 members of the public visited the expo in Suva and an estimated $2.2million was reportedly invested into retirement, savings and business schemes,” Mrs Nadakuitavuki said.
“Enquiries varied in content from capital market investment concerns to queries about FNPF services, loans, land investment and agriculture businesses. This event was ideal as it generated positive response from the general public and stakeholders.”
Mrs Nadakuitavuki said the expo also provided a good platform to create awareness for financial planning for retirement.
He said it also acted as a one-stop-shop for members of the public to access retirement products and services.
The Lautoka expo at TappooCity began today and will end on Saturday while the Labasa expo begins at the Katonivere Grounds on September 26.
SOURCE: Fiji Times