26 September 2022, Basseterre, Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis – The
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and its Financial Information Month (FIM)
partners will launch FIM 2022 throughout the eight ECCB member countries on
FIM is a regional financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial education campaign
that was initiated in 2002 and is observed annually in the month of October. The execution
of FIM is made possible through the collaborative efforts of the ECCB, ECCU member
governments, financial and academic institutions, the media, other private and public
sector institutions, and community-based groups.
The overarching theme for FIM is Financial Empowerment Through Education, and is
geared towards attaining a financially developed and vibrant ECCU region that fosters
strong and sustainable economic growth, and the improved well-being of the residents and
citizens. A different area of focus is selected by the partners each year based on current
trends and issues in the financial arena.
This year, the FIM partners have organised numerous activities around the area of focus:
Financial Advancement Through Enlightenment, Partnerships and Balance!
Through this topic, partners hope to advance public discourse and provide information on
investing, planning for retirement, evading financial risks and the use of technology in
FIM partners in each ECCB member country will execute numerous country-specific
initiatives to mark FIM 2022. Information on these activities will be posted on the FIM’s
Facebook page at www.facebook.com/financialinformationmonthECCU.
To mark the start of the Financial Information Month 2022, a live media launch will be
streamed from the FIM’s Facebook Page on 30 September from 10:00 a.m.