2017

FNPF announces new digital payments platform for voluntary pension

FNPF announces new digital payments platform for voluntary pension

December 6, 2017

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Suva, Fiji –  Low income earners and those employed in the informal sector can now make voluntary pension contributions through a new mobile phone based digital payments platform. Fiji’s National Provident Fund (FNPF) is piloting the Vodafone M-PAiSA platform to allow members of the voluntary savings account to make contributions to their retirement savings through...

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12,500 sugarcane farmers in Fiji covered under new microinsurance package

12,500 sugarcane farmers in Fiji covered under new microinsurance package

November 25, 2017

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Lautoka, Fiji – The Pacific’s first bundled insurance product was officially launched in Fiji today covering 12,500 sugarcane farmers. FijiCare Insurance Limited announced the launch in partnership with the United Nations – Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) and the Sugar Cane Growers Fund (SCGF). “Bundled” Insurance offers consumers added convenience and potential cost savings by...

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Fiji & Solomon Islands, learn how to build an Inclusive Digital Payments Ecosystem

Fiji & Solomon Islands, learn how to build an Inclusive Digital Payments Ecosystem

November 24, 2017

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Suva, Fiji – The UN based Better than Cash Alliance (BTCA) are in the Pacific this week to advocate government ministries in Fiji and the Solomon Islands to transition from cash to digital payments to advance financial inclusion and promote responsible digital finance. Both governments are signatories to the alliance and have committed to elevate digital...

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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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