Busting the 10 Myths on Financial Inclusion

Myth No. 3

There are more women who own a bank account than men.


Globally, only 58% of women have a bank account, compared to 65% of men, and on a regional basis, the gender gap in account ownership is largest in South Asia (55% of men vs 37% of women).

There are a few country exceptions to this, including the Philippines.

Gender Gap


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