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RBF reaches out to with Financial Inclusion Expos

The Reserve Bank of Fiji, in partnership with 20 stakeholders and selected microentrepreneurs, is part of the Financial Inclusion Village at the 2014 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival this week. The stakeholders
20 Aug 2014 15:33

The Reserve Bank of Fiji, in partnership with 20 stakeholders and selected microentrepreneurs, is part of the Financial Inclusion Village at the 2014 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival this week.

The stakeholders include commercial banks, insurance companies, microfinance institutions, companies offering securities investments, iTaukei Land Trust Board, Fiji Development Bank, Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority and the Fiji National Provident Fund.

These stakeholders will, in the following week be part of another Financial Inclusion Village to be hosted at the Uluda Ground, Rakiraki for two days on August 28 and 29.

“Green Growth, Sustainable Livelihoods” is the overarching theme for this year’s Financial Inclusion expositions.

This is in line with the Green Growth Policy Framework launched by Government in June, as well as the 2014 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival theme of Climate Change.

The Reserve Bank has introduced policies to enhance the development of financial inclusion in Fiji.

The RBF believes microfinance and the promotion of greater financial inclusion can contribute to greater economic activities in rural areas and address poverty alleviation.

Governor Barry Whiteside has encouraged those living close to these localities to take full advantage of the one stop shop for financial services and also the advice that will be available during these two expositions.

He further added that access to financial services is a key element in improving livelihoods.

Source: Reserve bank of fiji




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