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Attaining a Vibrant and Financially Developed ECCU Region with FIM

The Bankers Association of Saint Lucia (BASL) continues its collaboration with the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) in hosting a series of activities as part of Financial Information Month (FIM) 2021.  Financial Information Month (FIM) is a regional financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial education campaign executed in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU).

Financial Information Month (FIM) has been observed each year since 2002 during the month of October and incorporates a series of initiatives designed to support the attainment of the goal of “a financially developed and vibrant ECCU region that fosters strong and sustainable economic growth and the improved well-being of the citizenry.”

This year the theme is “Innovation in the face of Financial Adversity-Respond! Recover! Rise!”  The activities for the month will cover the following subthemes:

• Let’s get Digital: Equipping yourself for the digital way of life.

• Make saving, budgeting and investing a habit for a more comfortable tomorrow.

• Minding your business: How your small business can stay afloat in tough times.

Therefore, as part of the association’s strategy of public engagement and education, a number of activities are being undertaken during the month of October to enhance the level of financial literacy amongst Saint Lucians and help innovate in the face of financial adversity. These activities will include:

1. Media Press Conference – Opening of FIM 2021 October 05th, 2021

2. Radio Interviews during the month on the topic – “Let’s Get Digital: Equipping yourself on the digital way of life”

3. Virtual Financial Literacy sessions with 16 Primary schools on the topic   “Making savings, budgeting and investing a habit from childhood for a more comfortable tomorrow”.

4. Regional zoom webinar in collaboration with the ECCU Bankers Association and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank  scheduled for 20th October, 2021 on the topic –  “Minding your business: How small business can stay afloat in tough times”.

5. Weekly food hamper donations to homes for the elderly, vulnerable and less fortunate.

The members of the Bankers Association of Saint Lucia wishes to thank the general public for your continued support and participation and look forward to a legacy Financial Information Month 2021.  Finally, we urge the general public to continue to follow the COVID-19 protocols and give serious consideration to taking the available vaccines as it represents our best mechanism to fighting the pandemic.

1st National Bank St. Lucia Limited

Bank of Saint Lucia Limited

Capita Financial Services Inc.

CIBC FirstCaribbean International

Financial Investment and Consultancy Services Limited

First Citizens Investment Services Limited

Republic Bank (EC) Limited

Sagicor Finance Inc.

Saint Lucia Development Bank

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