Visa financial inclusion
Financial inclusion and the 17 trillion-dollar opportunity in asia
According to the 2017 World Bank Findex Report, an estimated 1.7 billion adults are unbanked, with women having a lower likelihood of having a bank account than men1. Being one of these people means dealing with financial obstacles that make life dangerous, costly, and inefficient. Financial inclusion will assist in the alleviation of poverty, the creation of active, educated people, the promotion of business opportunities, and the stimulation of economic growth.
Practical Business Skills was introduced in 2019 to provide educational resources and digital tools to help small business owners start, manage, and expand their businesses. Clients, non-profits, and government partners will help us scale these projects internationally.
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Visa and CFDFE established a strategic alliance in January 2013 to provide financial education and develop financial literacy in central and western China. Visa China’s Financial Literacy Growth Partnership Initiative was awarded with three awards for its corporate social responsibility activities in China less than a year after its launch: the Children’s Book of the Year for Visa Inc.’s Realistic Money Skills and Marvel’s Avengers comic Saving the Day, the 2013 China Philanthropy Times Outstanding CSR Case Prize, and the 2013 China Corruption Watch Award.
The collaboration will see Visa and CFDFE investing expertise and money in the Jinhui Project, a program designed to provide financial education and expand financial inclusion in deprived areas of China, as part of Visa’s China Financial Literacy Growth Alliance. The Jinhui Project will teach basic personal finance skills throughout China over the next two years through local workshops and the China Financial Literacy Visa Traveling Bus. Visa and the CFDFE will also create the “Visa Rural Financial Education Innovation Award” to promote active exploration of new modes of financial education and inclusion.
Life at visa: why inclusion is so much harder to achieve than
(CFC) – Sub-Saharan Africa, a significant part of the continent, has a poor degree of financial inclusion; in the Democratic Republic of Congo, only 6% of the population uses banking services. However, in this age of globalization, with the rise of e-commerce, which is often charged remotely, some financial institutions provide creative solutions in order to get as many customers into the financial system as possible. The FLASH MONEY/VISA prepaid card is one of the latest methods being used to assist with financial inclusion.
Flash was one of the first financial institutions in Congo to introduce its own Visa card, “FLASH MONEY,” to the market. Since it does not need a preliminary bank account and only operates with a direct deposit to the wallet, the prepaid card FLASH MONEY becomes a real tool for financial inclusion of people of both high and low incomes.
FLASH MONEY is an inexpensive, secure, and easy tool that offers a payment solution across various channels (online payments, etc.) and can be used in all ATMs around the world and in the DRC that accept Visa cards, in addition to financial accessibility. Furthermore, the FLASH MONEY card holder can move money directly from one card to another.
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Visa’s electronic payments offer the underserved in Africa, India, and other developing economies a safer way to pay for essentials like food, clothes, medication, and transportation.
The Better Than Cash Alliance was created by Visa, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, Citi, the UN Capital Development Fund, Ford Foundation, and the Omidyar Network to accelerate the transition from cash to electronic payments, which is an essential move toward greater inclusion.
Visa is partnering with CARE in Ghana to bring full-service banking to rural areas through mobile technology. Without heading to a physical bank, CARE community savings groups will open and run a savings account.
This collaboration aims to improve women’s access to financial services in Nigeria. More female entrepreneurs will be able to enter a leading financial services provider’s retail network as a result of the initiative.
The Financial Inclusion 2020 initiative was launched by Visa, the Citi Foundation, and Accion’s Center for Financial Inclusion to help achieve equitable access to high-quality financial services.