PFIP updates

New online taxation services for businesses in the Solomon Islands, now live

New online taxation services for businesses in the Solomon Islands, now live

August 14, 2018

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Honiara, Solomon Islands – As of Friday 10th August 2018, businesses in the Solomon Islands will be able to file their tax returns electronically through a new web-based platform launched by the Inland Revenue Division, Solomon Islands (IRD). Businesses must register for an IRD online account and use their allocated IDs to electronically file Goods...

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South-South Cooperation: Bank of Sierra-Leone Officials undertake study visit to Fiji

South-South Cooperation: Bank of Sierra-Leone Officials undertake study visit to Fiji

August 8, 2018

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Suva, Fiji – Officials from the Bank of Sierra Leone (BSL), a West African state, are in Fiji this week to observe and share knowledge with the Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) on the development of regulatory sandboxes. Regulatory ‘sandboxes’ are a relatively new phenomenon in the regulation of the financial industry, and refer to...

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Study recommends reforms to improve voluntary micro-pension coverage in Papua New Guinea

Study recommends reforms to improve voluntary micro-pension coverage in Papua New Guinea

August 3, 2018

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Port Moresby, PNG – With less than 15 percent of the nation saving for old age, the majority of Papua New Guineans face a grim prospect of living in poverty when they are too old to work. A recent study examining the feasibility of expanding voluntary pension in PNG revealed that without an urgent and...

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Teachers encouraged to champion financial education in their communities

Teachers encouraged to champion financial education in their communities

July 30, 2018

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Honiara, Fiji – “Financial Education may start in the classroom, but it has the potential to benefit whole families”, Erik Scholte, Second Secretary at the Australian High Commission, said this while closing a week-long training for 36 teachers from three Rural Training Centres (RTC) of the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) who had completed the...

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Financial Inclusion scholarship expanded to all South Pacific Countries

Financial Inclusion scholarship expanded to all South Pacific Countries

July 30, 2018

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Suva, Fiji – The United Nation’s Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) has announced the launch of its 2018 Reuben James Summerlin (RJS) Scholarships for Pacific Islanders active in the Financial Inclusion space. The annual scholarship supports select individuals who want to further their knowledge and training in innovation and digital financial services.  The scholarship offers a...

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