PFIP updates

Samoan Government Ministries explore benefits of digital payments

Samoan Government Ministries explore benefits of digital payments

November 7, 2017

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Apia, Samoa – Representatives of various Government Ministries in Samoa were introduced to the benefits and business case for the digitisation of government payments to its people. The Central Bank of Samoa (CBS) partnered with the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) to hold an introductory workshop this week to discuss the opportunities to increase the...

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Partnership launched to develop affordable insurance to build disaster resilience

Partnership launched to develop affordable insurance to build disaster resilience

October 5, 2017

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Fiji, Suva – A new partnership between two United Nations programmes is expected to yield innovative and cost-effective insurance solutions for Pacific Islanders and small businesses in the region. The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Regional Disaster Resilience in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (RESPAC) Programme has delegated authority and financing to the Pacific Financial...

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New banking service to benefit rural and maritime Fijians

New banking service to benefit rural and maritime Fijians

September 29, 2017

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Suva, Fiji – A partnership between the HFC Bank, Vodafone Fiji, the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) and Epay could see 66,000 Fijians in the rural and maritime areas potential beneficiaries of a new financial service launched today. HFC Bank, Fiji’s only locally-owned bank is the latest commercial bank to announce the launch of agency...

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Primary Schools and teachers awarded for commitment to Financial Education

Primary Schools and teachers awarded for commitment to Financial Education

September 20, 2017

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Suva, Fiji – Four primary schools in Fiji and three teachers have each been awarded Financial Education (FinED) Innovation Awards for their commitment to applying financial education learnings through innovative projects as part of the inaugural RBF Financial Education Innovation Awards The Awards celebrate the achievements of primary schools in Fiji that have supplemented the...

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Workshop to help develop possible digital channels for the future of saving groups

Workshop to help develop possible digital channels for the future of saving groups

September 11, 2017

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Honiara, Solomon Islands – A two-day ideation workshop is being held in Honiara, Solomon Islands this week to help shape and develop linkages between savings groups to formal financial services through digital channels. Ideation is the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas. It is at the core of innovation that PFIP has...

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