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Reserve Bank of Fiji Taking Giant Steps in Facilitating Mobile Money

Reserve Bank of Fiji Taking Giant Steps in Facilitating Mobile Money

June 1, 2010

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The Reserve Bank of Fiji launched the E Money Fiji on June 9 2010, a project aimed at making mobile money a reality in Fiji. Working in partnership with two mobile companies, one which of which launched its mobile phone based money transfer services on June 17, the Reserve Bank is hoping to get more...

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Investing in Women Maximises the Impact of Financial Inclusion: UN Report

Investing in Women Maximises the Impact of Financial Inclusion: UN Report

April 19, 2010

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Bringing banking to the doorsteps of rural villagers in Fiji and combining this with training on saving and investing money has led to improvements in their wellbeing. This was revealed by a United Nations report launched in Suva today. The report further highlights that women who benefit from such programmes, multiply the gains for their...

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Report on Financial Capability and Wellbeing of Fijian Households to be Launched

Report on Financial Capability and Wellbeing of Fijian Households to be Launched

April 16, 2010

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A report on the financial capability, financial competence and wellbeing of rural Fijian households will be launched in Suva on April 19. The report measures how the wellbeing of households have been affected in rural Naitasiri with financial literacy training and banking services provided through the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP)/ ANZ Rural Financial Services Initiative...

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Financial Literacy Changes Life of Villager

Financial Literacy Changes Life of Villager

April 5, 2010

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Metuisela Moto, a semi-subsistence farmer, his wife and two children have seen dramatic improvements in their life over the last few years. Together they have been able to save part of their household earnings, deposit them in a joint bank account and pay for improvements to their home and farm – things which were much...

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Central Banks Focus on the Unbanked

Central Banks Focus on the Unbanked

February 26, 2010

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Central banks have made a commitment to support each other in building more inclusive financial systems. This was agreed during a two day meeting of senior representatives of central banks from Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa and Fiji facilitated by the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) and Alliance of Financial Inclusion (AFI). The...

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