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Prime Minister’s remarks at the inaugural session of RBI Conference on Financial Inclusion

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today urged the Reserve Bank of India to take the lead in encouraging financial institutions to set concrete …

India

How can financial services work best for the poor?

Financial services can help transform livelihoods and economies in developing countries. Our panel offers 10 points key to reaching universal financial inclusion<p><b>Brigit Helms, director,</b> <b>Speed programme</b><b>, DAI, Maputo, Mozambique. @helmshart</b><p><b>Design products according to your customers' behaviour:</b> The key …

Intersection of Microfinance, Agent Banking & Mobile Money in Africa for Financial Inclusion

mFino talks about the intersection of Microfinance, Agent Banking & Mobile Money for Financial Inclusion in Africa at the 4th Mobile Money Expo, Nigeria.

Microfinance

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Can India Achieve Financial Inclusion within the Next Few Years?

The new Government of India has made financial inclusion one of the corner stones in its modernization aspirations for the country. In his first budget speech earlier this month, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley set the target of a financial account for each woman and each man in every Indian …

#NOunbanked: about the Guardian financial inclusion campaign

Seen our new financial inclusion hub and wondered what it’s all about? GDPN editor, Eliza Anyangwe, explains all<p>From savings accounts to Paypal, many of us rely heavily on a whole host of financial services that are just not available to poor communities.<p>According to the World Bank, 2.3bn people - …

Why digitisation of banks cannot be complete unless financial inclusion is achieved

Digitisation of banks is a reality in India that no bank can avoid anymore. It is essential to survive, and how banks look a few years from now could …

10 Twitter accounts to follow for financial inclusion news and views

From mobile money to microfinance, savings groups to Bitcoin, these tweeters on financial inclusion cover it all<p>As financial inclusion becomes more central to the development agenda, who should you follow to better understand the challenges of the unbanked? We’ve curated a group of influential …

Electronic Payments Driving Largest Financial Inclusion Program in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today MasterCard and BANSEFI, the social bank of Mexico, announced a partnership to foster financial …

3 Lessons on Financial Inclusion and the Sharing Economy

Why is it that despite new technologies and widespread innovation, today's financial sector provides such ill-fitting products and services to so many people and leaves so many more entirely unserved? We are missing a huge opportunity for business, policy and society alike - a missed opportunity …

Financial inclusion in emerging economies: the debate

New models of financial inclusion, new challenges? Our seminar panel shared their thoughts on mobile, farmers and women<p>How do you deliver affordable and accessible financial services to the remotest communities? This was one of the topics discussed at a seminar in Washington DC last week with …

14 ways to promote more responsible financial inclusion

Our panel suggest how the financial sector can better protect new consumers from exploitation<p>Tanaya Kilara, financial sector specialist, CGap, Washington DC, USA, @tkilara @cgap<p><b>Reduce the risk of agent misconduct:</b> We need to make it easier for people to set up their own mobile money accounts …

Bangladesh Bank makes financial inclusion for street kids child's play

Bangladesh central bank’s new service aims to help 7m working children save money and stop being a target for thieves<p>In Bangladesh, child labour is a fact of life: about 7.4 million children aged 5-17 are estimated to work to support their families, or simply to survive. Some of them return home at …

Why financial inclusion matters

Financial Inclusion<p>How mobile is changing the way money changes hands in the developing world<p>Presented by<p>Financial Inclusion<p>How mobile is changing …

Inclusive Economics Could Fend Off the Next Financial Crisis

<i>Photo credit: fleetnewsdaily.com</i><p>Millions of Americans operate outside the traditional banking system. In fact, some estimates show this to be the reality for one in nine or more than 12 million, households.<p>At Global Forum 2015 in Atlanta, Operation HOPE recently highlighted the plight of these …

Reaching the Hardest-to-Reach: Financial Services for Overlooked Populations

The growth of microfinance solutions to address pressing development challenges has brought many of the world's formerly "unbanked" into formal financial systems. However, one group continually remains outside the system -- the <b>poorest of the poor</b>. Even some microfinance programs and deliberately …

FinTech

How to bolster financial inclusion

Economists are paying increasing attention to the link between financial inclusion—greater availability of and access to financial services—and …

Economics

Financial Inclusion: A mighty challenge to overcome

As financial inclusion takes centre stage with the agenda of inclusive growth, sustainable development and poverty eradication, India seeks to build …

Economics

Financial Inclusion: Stepping-Stone to Prosperity

<i>© Muzammil Pasha/World Bank</i><p>Two and a half billion people in the world do not have access to formal financial services. This includes 80% of the poor – those who live on less than $2 a day. Small businesses are similarly disadvantaged: As many as 200 million say they lack the financing they need to …

Why financial inclusion is a stepping-stone to prosperity

Two and a half billion people in the world do not have access to formal financial services. This includes 80% of the poor — those who live on less …

Economic Development

Modi asks Reserve Bank to prepare 20-year financial inclusion roadmap

Mumbai, April 2:<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the Reserve Bank of India to prepare a 20-year roadmap for deepening financial …

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Want RBI to Prepare Road Map for Financial Inclusion: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

<b>Mumbai:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the Reserve Bank to prepare a 20-year road map for financial inclusion and nudged banks to be …

Modi asks RBI to prepare 20-yr road map for financial inclusion

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the Reserve Bank to prepare a 20-year road map for financial inclusion and nudged banks to be considerate in …