Web Chat: Financial Inclusion in Latin America
In 2012, Latin American countries saw continued and increased efforts on financial inclusion across the region by providers and policymakers, although it was not a year without challenges around what is “healthy” or “sustainable” market development. In a recent blog post, Xavier Faz and Rafe Mazer discussed three key developments in Latin America's financial inclusion space: the launch of key mobile banking initiatives, increased regulatory space for non-banks in financial services and rising levels of consumer lending and household debt levels.
On February 19, 2013, Rafe and Xavier answered questions about Latin America's financial inclusion agenda during a live web chat. A transcript follows.