PFIP updates

Women Financial Inclusion champions awarded scholarships

Women Financial Inclusion champions awarded scholarships

May 19, 2017

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 Suva, Fiji  – The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) has today announced three 2017 Reuben James Summerlin Scholarships have been awarded to three Pacific women in recognition of their demonstrated passion and commitment to financial inclusion in the Pacific. The scholarships were open to PFIP’s partner financial institutions in the Pacific to send nominated staff to...

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One-third of adults in Vanuatu are financially excluded

One-third of adults in Vanuatu are financially excluded

May 17, 2017

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Port Vila, Vanuatu – A consumer survey conducted last year on the demand for financial services in Vanuatu found that 32% of Ni-Vanuatu adults are completely excluded from financial services. The Financial Services Demand Side Survey (DSS) Report for Vanuatu also reported that a further 21% only access informal financial service instruments such as savings clubs, shop...

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NPF pilots new retirement savings scheme for self-employed

NPF pilots new retirement savings scheme for self-employed

May 3, 2017

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Honiara, Solomon Islands – A new pilot savings scheme focused on providing retirement savings plans for self-employed Solomon Islanders was launched yesterday at the Honiara Central Market. Market Vendors were the first registrants of the new product youSave being trialed by the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (NPF) through technical support and a USD $176,820...

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Solomon Islands Government commits to digitization of 80% of payments by 2020

Solomon Islands Government commits to digitization of 80% of payments by 2020

May 2, 2017

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Honiara, Solomon Islands – The Solomon Islands Government has today announced its commitment to become a member of the Better Than Cash Alliance (BTCA) and use electronic payment channels for both payments and receipts in a way that improves lives and expands responsible digital financial services. The commitment follows the Government’s recent announcement that it...

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Awards to recognize financial education projects implemented in primary schools

Awards to recognize financial education projects implemented in primary schools

April 13, 2017

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Suva, Fiji – The Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) and the National Financial Inclusion Taskforce announced the launch of the first National Financial Education (FinEd) Innovation Awards. The awards aim to highlight and celebrate the achievements of teachers and primary schools in Fiji that have supplemented the Financial Education learning in their classrooms with innovative FinEd...

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