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Technology bridging the gender gap in financial inclusion

A surge in digital innovation has triggered a transformation that has the potential to promote financial inclusion even further. Fintech has catalyzed financial inclusion to bring millions into the fold. Yet, there is a gender divide, and women and men do not equally access financial services. According to World Bank data from 2017, there was a staggering 30 per cent difference in the number of men and women who had an account at a financial institution in countries such as India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

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