Busting the 10 Myths on Financial Inclusion

The Digital Finance Numbers Game

By 2025, the widespread use of digital finance can:

  • Provide access to financial services for 1.6 billion people;
  • Increase the volume of loans by $2.1 trillion;
  • Increase deposits by $4.2 trillion;
  • Reduce government leakage in public spending and tax collection by $110 billion per year. This is money that could be devoted to other priorities such as health and education;
  • Boost annual GDP of all emerging economies by $3.7 trillion, a 6% increase; and
  • Generate 95 million new jobs across all sectors.*

* "Digital Finance for all: Powering Inclusive Growth in Emerging Economies," McKinsey & Company, 2016


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