Unlocking the Promise of Big Data to Promote Financial Inclusion

While access to financial services has steadily increased, three billion people are underserved by the world’s financial sector, with limited or no access to quality savings, credit, insurance, and payments. This Accion Insights paper sets out to help providers begin to address these complex challenges by providing a case for change and outlining the initial strategic and tactical steps a financial service provider can take to first assess and then enhance its data capability. This guide breaks down the multiple components required for a financial service provider to strengthen its data capabilities, while referencing the growing number of specific use cases for data-driven innovations in fostering a financially inclusive world.

Accion’s Global Advisory Solutions team developed this report with the support of the Citi Foundation.

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