HomeRI ResourceFederated Hermes Inc.Financial inclusion: an economic opportunity for all
Research and White Paper

Almost a third of adults globally (about 1.7 billion people) remain unbanked, half of whom are from the poorest 40% of the world population.6 Many more are unable to access financial services like loans which are taken for granted in the developed world. Being excluded from the formal financial economy, or at least from access to credit facilities which could be deemed ‘reasonable and fair’ often creates a vicious circle, trapping people in a cycle of debt.

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