2014

Timor Leste’s First Mobile Money Pilot Launched to Expand Financial Services Access

Timor Leste’s First Mobile Money Pilot Launched to Expand Financial Services Access

December 5, 2014

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Timor Leste’s First Mobile Money Pilot Launched to Expand Financial Services Access Dili, Timor-Leste, 4 December 2014 – BNU in partnership with Timor Telecom and with support from the Inclusive Finance for the Under-Served Economy (INFUSE) Programme and MicroSave launched Timor-Leste’s first mobile wallet product called BNU Mobile. Nearly 60 percent of Timor-Leste’s population have no bank accounts and have limited options for safely saving money. BNU’s mobile wallet product can be used by people...

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PNG Highlanders get access to financial services

PNG Highlanders get access to financial services

October 28, 2014

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Papua New Guinea, October 28 2014 — The Government of Papua New Guinea, the European Union (EU) and the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) are partnering on the financial inclusion component of the EU-funded Rural Economic Development Programme Phase 2 (RED 2), targeting the Highlands Region’s seven provinces. With the Government’s emphasis and efforts in improving service delivery to and...

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UN invites private sector to help the Pacific’s unbanked access financial services

UN invites private sector to help the Pacific’s unbanked access financial services

August 31, 2014

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New UNDP/ UNCDF facility offers US$ five million in grants 31 August, Apia, Samoa – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) today launched a new funding facility, inviting financial service providers to develop new ways of enabling low-income and rural Pacific Islanders to access affordable savings, insurance, credit and other financial services. Implemented...

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Cha-Ching coming to screens in PNG homes

Cha-Ching coming to screens in PNG homes

August 18, 2014

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Papua New Guinea, 18 August 2014 – An award winning financial literacy programme is coming to Papua New Guinea (PNG). The animation and music-based Cha-Ching programme provides a platform for seven to twelve-year-old children to learn the concepts, tools and practices they need to make informed financial decisions so they can fund their personal goals...

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Financial Inclusion Expo 2014

Financial Inclusion Expo 2014

August 6, 2014

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Honiara – The National Financial Inclusion Task Force (NFIT) at its last meeting held on the 14th May 2014 has approved holding of a Financial Inclusion Exposition. This expo will be held at the National Art gallery on the 20thand 21st of June. The expo is open to the general public and is targeted to attract school children, women and youth...

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

or media inquiries please contact:
Erica Lee
Communications Associate
Tel: +679 3227538
Email: erica.lee@undp.org
Website: http://www.pfip.org/