Financial Inclusion and Fintech during COVID-19 Crisis: Policy Solutions

The Company Lawyer Journal. Vol 8.

9 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2020 Last revised: 15 May 2021

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

This article offers a number of policy solutions to improve financial inclusion during the COVID-19 crisis. COVID-19 is a global health crisis to which some of the usual global solutions like greater financial inclusion can help. Financial inclusion remains a powerful development tool to improve access to finance and to support vulnerable individuals and households during the coronavirus or COVID-19 crisis. The documented policy solutions for financial inclusion can help mitigate the effect of the COVID-19 crisis through the combined use of Fintech and short-term policies.

Keywords: digital finance, Fintech, financial inclusion, access to finance, regulation, financial services, COVID-19, Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, lockdown, social distancing, pandemic, recession, financial crisis, policy

JEL Classification: G21, G28, I11, I18

Suggested Citation

Ozili, Peterson K, Financial Inclusion and Fintech during COVID-19 Crisis: Policy Solutions (2020). The Company Lawyer Journal. Vol 8., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3585662 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3585662

Peterson K Ozili (Contact Author)

Independent ( email )

Nigeria
Nigeria
Abuja
Nigeria

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