Fiji: Mobile money transfer proves popular - Mobile World Live

Fiji: Mobile money transfer proves popular

12 JAN 2011

VODAFONE Fiji has recorded more than 50,000 M-PAiSA money transfer transactions since its launch in June last year, with thevalue totalling more than $2.5 million.And this, the country’s largest mobile firm says is a significantmilestone as it was changing the way people in Fiji, particularly thosein rural areas and outlying islands did their transactions."It is very quickly filling the void in the market whereby 60 per cent of Fiji’s population still did not have access to regular banking and financial services," Vodafone Fiji managing director Aslam Khan said."Theadoption rate of M-PAiSA demonstrates that the people of Fiji have beenwaiting for such a service. M-PAiSA now boasts 295,000 registered userswhich is phenomenal achievement in just six months," he said.

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