Today, more than 100 million Pakistanis are unbanked
, accounting for 5% of the world's unbanked
population, according to the World Bank.
Our aim is to bring financial inclusion and literacy to this unbanked
population," said Milind Singh, Co-Founder, rise.
While the unbanked
migrant workers in the UAE have always had the option of visiting our branch for money transfer and payment requirements, with the rise mobile application, we want to empower the workers to send money at their own convenience any time.
Barclays Uganda CEO, Rakesh Jha, said last week that there were more than 16 million unbanked
Ugandans aged above 18 years and that the firm is targeting this population.
However, this segment earns ample income and owns assets that can help banks and non-banks to design financial products that are affordable for the majority of the unbanked
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Our way to include the unbanked
and to include financial inclusion is predominately through digital channels.
As in past surveys, the highest rates of the unbanked
were among the poor, the young, the less-educated and minorities.
A majority of unbanked
households reported that they believed that banks were not at all interested in serving households like theirs," he said.
To date, financial inclusion has been predominantly centered on providing the underserved and the unbanked
with tools and transaction accounts.
Prepaid Cards are considered ideal for giving unbanked
segments of the population a flavor of formal financial products without the need of opening a formal banking account.