Moving forward on aging and financial inclusion

Moving forward on aging and financial inclusion

By Allyse McGrath, Senior Associate, Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion

Developing countries are aging at a rapid rate, and Latin American countries are a particularly strong example of this trend. In Peru, for example, the ratio of people over the age of 65 will jump from 1 in 10 to 1 in 4 by 2050. This demographic shift represents both a great challenge and a great opportunity, particularly in the field of financial services. 

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Financial inclusion in Paraguay: New mobile money regulation

 

The MIF supports inclusive mobile financial services via the mobile operators Tigo and Personal. In the context of these two projects we are sharing here the blog by our partner Mireya Almazan at GSMA about the developments in mobile money regulation in sobre Paraguay. 

The opportunity to increase financial access in Paraguay is massive. Paraguay has one of the lowest rates of banking penetration in Latin America: only 22% of adults in Paraguay have an account at a formal financial institution, on par with banking penetration rates in Haiti and Guatemala. Fortunately, policymakers and regulators in Paraguay are committed to the dual goals of financial stability and inclusion, and are taking important steps to realize the opportunity.

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