whitesideThe target of reaching 150,000 of Fiji’s un-banked population by 2014 has been achieved by the Reserve Bank of Fiji.

Speaking yesterday at the 12th AFI Pacific Islands Working Group Reserve Bank of Fiji Governor Barry Whiteside says that as of the 28th of last month the target set in 2009 was achieved.

Whiteside says this success is only a great platform from which the next phase of development will be charted for financial inclusion in Fiji.

Does anyone remember the Fiji Post office Savings Scheme ?. That was so successful the money was used to help fund the National Bank of Fiji, which was ripped off by a number of individuals who are still looking to make a quick buck today. The NBF was also described as the peoples bank, they just did not say which people.