Using Broadband to Enhance Financial Inclusion

Inter American Development Bank, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division, Discussion Paper Nº IDB-DP-427.

62 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2010 Last revised: 3 Apr 2016

Ignacio Mas

Tufts University

Date Written: December 10, 2015

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the potential for and constraints to using broadband channels and applications to increase financial inclusion globally and specifically in Latin America. We review ten different financial service opportunity areas, including savings services with enhanced personalization options, merchant cash advances, P2P lending and crowdfunding platforms, online lenders leveraging users' digital footprint, and financial education.

Keywords: financial inclusion, broadband

Suggested Citation

Mas, Ignacio, Using Broadband to Enhance Financial Inclusion (December 10, 2015). Inter American Development Bank, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division, Discussion Paper Nº IDB-DP-427.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1555053 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1555053

Ignacio Mas (Contact Author)

Tufts University ( email )

Medford, MA 02155
United States

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