15 May 2013

Annual bank report on Solomons shows mix results

10:30 am on 15 May 2013

An annual bank report on Solomon Islands has revealed the country saw mixed results in the development and promotion of financial inclusions activities last year.

The 2012 Central Bank annual report concludes the overall goal is to give additional 70 thousand people, of which 30 thousand are women, access to affordable financial services by 2015.

Despite positive progress made, the report says there were major gaps to be addressed in the pursuit of the country's financial inclusion agenda.

The report says whilst stakeholders in the country have agreed that access to financial services and products should be the indicators to measure how many people have been included in the financial services, finding ways to collect data is yet to be identified.