Merchant Finance History
Merchant Finance & Investment Company Limited (Merchant Finance) formerly known as Merchant Bank of Fiji Limited was officially established in 1986, as a joint initiative between Australian Guarantee Corporation (AGC), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Fiji Development Bank primarily to offer an array of financing facilities. In April of 1992, the company was licensed as a Credit Institution expanding their capabilities as a financial institution in permitting the company to issue investment products, primarily term deposits.
After the divestiture of their shareholdings in August 1997 by AGC and IFC, Merchant Finance can now claim to be a 100% Fijian owned corporation. The current shareholdings of the company are held in part by Fijian Holdings Limited (80%) and South Pacific Trustee Limited (20%), as trustee to Fijian Holdings Unit Trust. Whilst Merchant Finance is constrained by its competitiveness on a price basis, the challenge is to maintain competitiveness through customer service provision and enhancement of existing and new business relationship.
Merchant Finance provide innovative financial solutions in ways that: Exceed Customers Expectations, Safeguard Depositors Fund and Maintain our Corporate Social Responsibilities, while preserving the loyalty of our people and maximizing shareholders value.
To be the preferred provider of financial services in the South Pacific
The principal reason for Merchant Finance’s existence is: “To maximise shareholders value by providing innovative financial solutions to our customers while safeguarding the security of our depositors and the loyalty of our people”