Opportunities for Financial Inclusion in Asia

Financial inclusion is one of the most complex problems equally damaging for economies and populations in every corner of the world. While the scale may vary in developing and developed countries, for every government, it remains one of the top issues standing in the way of society’s resilience to hardships and opportunities. At the end, it is unlikely for any society to be prosperous in the long term when a substantial part of it is excluded from participation in value creation and contribution to the prosperity of future generations. Unfortunately, at the moment, ~39% of the world’s population does not even have a bank account, not speaking of access to other financial services.

Solving this particular problem is not only a matter of a moral obligation for governments but also a highly underestimated business opportunity for financial technology companies. ...

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