At our European Development Days event on 3 June, we’ll be revealing results from new research into financial inclusion in 12 developing countries. If you can’t come to the event, follow our live blog here on Insights and @careintuk #NOunbanked to find out more.
The research shows that many banks are developing the capabilities required to reach previously hard to serve financial inclusion customers, via mobile phones, agents and cards, and a number of banks are treating this market as an important opportunity.
But a lot still remains to be done. It seems clear to me that those banks that do not take banking the unbanked seriously may be missing out on one of the opportunities that will substantially shape banking over the next few years.
Join us, ask the panel a question, and/or follow the event live:
If you’ve already registered for European Development Days, we hope that you’ll join us in person at the session on Wednesday 3 June at 6pm.
If you can’t make it but would like to ask a question to the panel, tweet your question to @gerryboyle10 #NOunbanked
You can also follow the event via our live blog here on Insights and @careintuk #NOunbanked
About our session
CARE International is speaking at a session Banks can serve the bottom billions and create greater economic equality, where I’ll review some of the results of our joint research with the global consulting firm Accenture, where we’ve analysed in detail the capabilities and strategies of 28 banks in 12 developing countries, to see where they are heading on financial inclusion.
We’ll be joined by some great speakers:
- Matt Wilson of Barclays, who works on Banking on Change, the Barclays, CARE and Plan UK programme on linking savings groups to formal financial services in several developing countries;
- Gabin Hamann of the European Commission: Gabin heads Private Sector Development, Trade and Regional Integration at DG Devco – EuropeAid
- Louise James will facilitate the session. She is Global Programs Director of Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP) and has a wide understanding of key trends in development.
About European Development Days
European Development Days 2015 (EDD15) on June 3-4 in Brussels is the European Commission’s flagship event in this, the European Year for Development. It’s a huge event with 5,000 participants, from over 140 countries, bringing together the European Commission, representatives of member states, civil society (both North and South) and the private sector.
EDD15 aims to showcase key development trends and give development practitioners from a huge range of backgrounds the opportunity to come together, learn from each other, argue with each other, build new alliances and project out to a European, and global, audience what is happening on the ground, what is working and what remains to be done.