About: financial inclusion

Digital 23-04-2020

FinTech may bring solutions to refugees excluded from financial services, report says

Many refugees living in Europe are still struggling to access basic financial services leading to some choosing informal or illegal alternatives to take loans, transfer money internationally, or make online purchases, a new report has found.
EU-Africa 28-09-2018

Mobile money revolution hits Ethiopia

The Ethiopian economy is cash-dominated. But mobile money services are slowing starting to reduce people's reliance on carrying cash.
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The road to financial inclusion is digital
Economy & Jobs 12-12-2016

The road to financial inclusion is digital: Mastercard launches financial inclusion figures

In 2014, the EU adopted the Payment Accounts Directive, aiming to achieve greater financial inclusion in Europe. However, millions of people in Europe are still unbanked or underbanked.
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Economy & Jobs 25-03-2015

The Post-2015 Development Agenda: What Role for Financial Services?

More than 2.5 billion adults lack access to formal financial services. But technology’s potential for financial inclusion and improving livelihoods is being heralded, particularly as mobile-phone use grows.
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Euro & Finance 24-03-2015

European Money Week 2015: promoting financial education

To help raise awareness on the importance of financial education, the European Banking Federation, together with its members in more than 20 European countries, organized the first-ever European Money Week from Monday 9 March to Friday 13 March 2015.
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Euro & Finance 10-02-2014

The Road to Financial Inclusion

MasterCard commissioned Ipsos MORI to help it understand what the impact of being financially ‘excluded’ or ‘underserved’ is on people’s everyday lives. This study – both quantitative and qualitative – looked at the financially ‘excluded’ and ‘underserved’ across Europe.
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Economy & Jobs 27-09-2013

The Payment Services Directive Revision

The original Payment Services Directive (PSD) was adopted by the EU six years ago, but an explosion in the ownership and use of smartphones and tablets, and new buying patterns, has taken place since. The Commission has now proposed a new directive to bring the original up to date. With the directive now under consideration in the European Parliament and Council, Fondation EURACTIV is pleased to invite you to a round table debate to explore answers to questions such as:
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