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IFC and National Bank of Samoa partner to develop new banking products, expand financial inclusion in Samoa

National Bank of Samoa

The National Bank of Samoa (nbs) is developing a suite of new banking products that would benefit women entrepreneurs and improve remittances in Samoa with the support of IFC and the New Zealand Government. The new products include tailored financial offerings for women entrepreneurs and a remittance product designed specifically […]

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Samoa Commercial Bank takes online initiative

Samoa Commercial Bank

A local bank in Samoa has taken the initiative to make the next step towards progressing e-commerce and has announced that their small loan requests can now be submitted online. In a statement issued by the Samoa Commercial Bank (SCB), customers just have to register with the bank’s internet banking […]

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$400k to support Pacific MSMEs

Twelve Pacific micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) will see their businesses grow from strength to strength with the support of grants worth over $400,000 euros. The grant is part of the European Union-funded ‘Safe Agricultural Trade Facilitation through Economic Integration in the Pacific’ (SAFE Pacific) project. Implemented by the […]

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First MSME conference to held in March

MSME conference launch

Innovation, creativity, and passion are some things to expect at Fiji’s first-ever conference for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in March this year. The theme of the conference is ‘Innovation Waves, Sailing MSMEs to Success’. Fiji’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Co-operatives, SMEs and Communications, Manoa Kamikamica, […]

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Fiji Women’s Expo makes grand return

Fiji’s National Women’s Expo made its grand return yesterday with hundreds of women showcasing their talents at the Vodafone Arena in Suva. “As the nation returned to normalcy post-pandemic, we had to make sure that we bring the National Women’s Expo back at this big scale, just as our women […]

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