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FIJI’S transformation to digital payments is gaining momentum with 70 per cent of the Fijian Government payments being channelled electronically. This was revealed by Fiji’s Head of treasury Pankaj Singh at a workshop held recently on digital payments initiated by the UNDP/UNCDF managed Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP). A statement from PFIP said the UN...

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

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...

Samoan Government Ministries explore benefits of digital payments

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...

The Financial Services Demand Side Survey for Vanuatu showed the median adult in Malampa must travel up to an hour to reach a bank branch. The trip alone cost $US5.50, which is the highest figure across the island. The survey was conducted last year by the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme, and together with the Reserve...

REPRESENTATIVES of various Government Ministries in Vanuatu were introduced to the benefits and business case for the digitization of government payments to its citizens. The Reserve Bank of Vanuatu (RBV) has partnered with the Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP) to hold a one-day introductory course on Wednesday to discuss the various payment flows that could...