Matthew Soursourian

Financial Sector Analyst

Matthew Soursourian, a financial sector analyst, works on regulation and supervision, consumer protection, and research on the impact of financial inclusion; he is based in Paris.

Before joining CGAP, he worked for the Office of Financial Empowerment at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, the International Finance Corporation in New Delhi, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Mr. Soursourian has a master’s degree from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University. He speaks French.

By Matthew Soursourian

Blog

How Useful Is “Usage” in Measuring Financial Inclusion’s Impact?

Financial account usage rates can tell us a lot about the state of financial inclusion, but high usage shouldn’t be confused with impact on customers’ lives.
Blog

What’s Financial Health Got to Do with It?

Financial health can be a useful concept for those working toward financial inclusion, but it also presents challenges.
Blog

Collaborative Customer Due Diligence: New Ways Forward

Financial services providers, regulators and financial intelligence agencies around the world are working more closely together on customer due diligence, often with the help of new technologies. How can financial inclusion benefit?
Research

A Digital Credit Revolution: Insights from Borrowers in Kenya and Tanzania

To identify who is using digital credit, the purposes for which it is used, and the risks borrowers experience, CGAP, FSD Kenya, and FSD Tanzania undertook the first large-scale surveys dedicated to these topics.
Blog

Data Privacy and Protection – Providers Share Their Perspectives

Just like customers themselves, providers deeply value the protection and security of the customer data they hold. They just have different reasons.