Remittance Sector in Flux Part Two: Who or What Will Fill the Void of Small Remittance Agencies

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On the 1st of February I wrote an article which outlined the shutdown of traditional remittance services, spurred on by stricter know your customer regulations. These regulations forced banks, who provided the necessary bank accounts to remittance agencies, to know… Continue Reading

Pacific News Spot: A Change in Flag to Represent a Modern Identity

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Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama announced on the 3rd of February that the Fijian flag (pictured above) will be replaced on the 10th of October. This date will signify the 45th anniversary of  independence from the British Empire which occurred in 1970.… Continue Reading

Remittance Sector in Flux Part One: Fears of Terrorism Funding are Shutting Down the Remittance Sector that so Many Rely Upon

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A concerning topic has arisen since late November 2014 that remittance services by banks will increasingly cease to be offered in developing countries. Remittances can be classified as international money transfers  that usually originate from migrants in developed countries to family… Continue Reading