Using Broadband to Enhance Financial Inclusion

Ignacio Mas


September 14, 2014

This paper seeks to provide a source of basic information on the potential and constraints for using broadband channels and applications to increase financial inclusion in LAC. It describes global experiences with innovative service concepts and business models that leverage broadband channels, such as: goal-based front-end interfaces to banking services, working capital loans on the back of electronic payment streams, P2P lending and crowdfunding platforms, social network-based online lending, price comparison sites, and financial information delivery.

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Keywords: microfinance, access to finance, financial inclusion, broadband

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Date posted: March 6, 2011 ; Last revised: September 14, 2014

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Mas, Ignacio, Using Broadband to Enhance Financial Inclusion (September 14, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1779025

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