‘The Wall Street Journal’ Launches Multipliers of Prosperity

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Over the past year, financial inclusion leaders and advocates have bolstered airtime for banking the unbanked. In August, The Guardian launched a hub for financial inclusion content. In recent months, The New York Times produced an extensive reporting series on the consumer ills of the U.S. subprime auto loan market. In January, U.S. President Obama publicly commended and partnered with India in its robust inclusion efforts. Also in January, Bill Gates spoke about mobile money on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Today, The Wall Street Journal added its considerable weight with the launch of Multipliers of Prosperity, a micro-site sponsored by MetLife Foundation that explores the challenges faced in advancing financial inclusion.

The site sources from players throughout the industry, sharing thought pieces and infographics as well as a video from yours truly. The aim of the site is to spotlight what’s working in the quest to extend quality services to the 2.5 billion unbanked individuals, what isn’t, and how innovations in technology, regulation, and business models can be harnessed. Here are a few of the site’s new posts:

  • A Snapshot of Financial Health in 3 Countries
  • 6 Ways Banks Can Boost Profits from Woman-Owned Businesses
  • Steps India Must Take to Achieve Financial Inclusion
  • 3 Ways to Make Mobile Money Work Worldwide

Along with contributing a video, the CFI shared posts on two of our new reports, Aging and Financial Inclusion: An Opportunity, and What Happens to Microfinance Clients who Default?

To visit Multipliers of Prosperity, click here.

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