Barry Whiteside: The Fijian financial system and the commercial banking industry

Address by Mr Barry Whiteside, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji, at the 3rd anniversary celebrations of HFC Bank, Suva, 4 March 2017.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
10 March 2017

Mr Tom Ricketts. Chairman of the HFC Bank Board
Members of the Board
Mr Raj Sharma, Acting Chief Executive Officer
Management and Staff
Members of the media
Invited Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

Bula Vinaka and a very good morning to you all! 

Introductory Comments 

I am pleased to join you in celebrating this special day, marking the 3rd anniversary of HFC Bank's operations as a commercial bank.  I always welcome such opportunities to celebrate the achievements of our licensed financial institutions as they confirm to us the commitment and resilience they have to continue to serve our people.