Busting the 10 Myths on Financial Inclusion

Myth No. 1

Being the most dynamic region in the world, Asia has the least number of people who are financially excluded or unbanked.


There are 2 billion adults globally who do not have access to formal financial services, representing a third of the global population. Of these, about 1 billion live in Asia.*

The Financially Excluded

* The Global Findex Database 2014 Measuring Financial Inclusion around the World.


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