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01 March 2018
A bakery owner uses Aadhaar Pay.
From KYC utilities to blockchain apps and new ways to collaborate on customer due diligence, recent developments are chipping away at a major barrier to financial inclusion: the high cost of meeting anti-money laundering and terrorism financing requirements.
16 January 2018
Drum maker in Bangladesh
Are digital finance supervisors in emerging markets ready to adapt the latest regulatory compliance technologies?
04 January 2018
Today’s technology has made it possible for supervisors to collect massive amounts of granular data from financial services providers – but should they? Yes, but only if they automate data collection.
27 December 2017
Ugandan smallholder without a bank account holds lock box where he keeps his savings
Here's what you need to know about Uganda's new financial inclusion strategy, which aims to cut financial exclusion from 15 to 5 percent by 2022.
05 December 2017
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Cooking up a storm
While data breaches in high-income countries dominate the news, data protection is also emerging as a major issue in lower-income countries. Here are six key questions to ask when evaluating a country’s legal protections for its citizens’ personal data.
22 November 2017
Elderly man in Burkina Faso
Regulations in the West African Economic and Monetary Union have enabled mobile money providers to double their agent networks since 2014, while restricting banks and microfinance institutions. Better regulations would create a level playing field and expand financial inclusion.
30 October 2017
Camel trader in India
Just how far could regulatory sandboxes go toward spurring financial innovations in low-income countries?
17 August 2017
Regulatory sandboxes are now being used to spur FinTech innovations in 18 countries. What impact could these new regulatory tools have on financial inclusion going forward?
21 February 2017
Man on street looks at mobile phone, Brazil
Small and medium banks in Brazil are starting to take advantage of new regulations that make it easier to adopt fully digital business models. What impact might this development have on financial inclusion in the longer term?


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