Why Women’s Financial Inclusion Data Pays

Topic: Women’s Financial Inclusion
Type: Policy Brief
Author: data Date: April 2018

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Can women access financial services? Which financial products are most used by women? Why should banks target wome...
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When more women are financially included, families benefit and national economies are strengthened.

Yet, globally, women are 7 percentage points less likely than men to have a bank account. The global opportunity of banking unbanked individual women alone could be greater than US $24 billion.

This policy brief outlines actions that can be taken by policymakers and regulators, financial service providers, and international organizations to ensure that women are financially included. By collecting sex-disaggregated data, financial service providers can learn:

  • Whether women can access financial services;
  • If women are using existing financial products and services;
  • Which products and services are most frequently used by women;
  • The potential business opportunity for targeting women as clients.

Read the policy brief here.

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#DYK: 1. Globally women are 7% less likely than men to have a bank account. 2. The global opportunity of banking unbanked women alone could be greater than US $24 billion. Financial inclusion #genderdata pays!

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