MasterCard CEO Highlights Financial Inclusion Momentum
More than 350 Million People Globally Expected to Benefit from Financial Access
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I am pleased to report that our financial inclusion initiatives are having a meaningful impact, said Ajay Banga, MasterCard president and CEO. This year alone, we have launched nine programs in tandem with government entities and other partners in emerging markets which are designed to bring much needed financial access, convenience and security to more than 350 million people globally who previously would not have had access to financial products.
Leveraging technology such as mobile, prepaid and biometrics, these initiatives aim to provide the tools to offer safety and security and replace the inefficiencies of cash among the unbanked in developing countries.
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Source: MasterCardCopyright Business Wire 2013