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Advancing financial inclusion forum 2019

By Guardian Exclusive
02 August 2019   |   9:59 am
Did you know that about 41 per cent of women are still excluded in Nigeria’s financial inclusion drive? This and more were revealed at the Advancing Financial Inclusion Forum, organised by The Guardian.


25 Oct 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria launched the National Financial Inclusion Strategy in 2012 aimed at reducing its unbanked population to 20 percent by 2020.
25 Nov 2017
CBN seeks collaboration with E-Business heads on financial inclusion.
14 Dec 2017
According to the recently released State of the Digital Finance Services in Nigeria state of the market report, 2016 financial inclusion patterns still remain below the National Financial Inclusion Strategy target.
17 May 2018
The latest Global Findex Database from the World Bank Group shows that Nigerian adults who are 25 years and above with bank accounts declined by 5 basis points from 49 percent in 2014 to 44 percent in 2017.
11 Jul 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria says the country is not on track to meet the 2020 targets of an 80 percent financial inclusion rate for the adult population set out in the National Financial Inclusion strategy in 2012.
28 Sep 2018
CNBC’s Kenneth Igbomor caught up with Micheal Kent, CEO Azimo to discuss how collaboration can deepen the digital financial services space in Nigeria.
3 Oct 2018
Data Science Nigeria hosts Artificial Intelligence for financial inclusion summit and bootcamp
4 Dec 2018
The recent move by the Central Bank of Nigeria to strengthen the capital base of Microfinance banks has been received with mixed reactions.
20 Jan 2019
In its recently revised National Financial Inclusion strategy, the Central Bank of Nigeria says its major focus is to reduce the proportion of adult Nigerians that are financially excluded to 20 per cent by 2020 from it baseline figure of 46.3 per cent in 2010.
28 Jan 2019
One of the challenges facing women in Africa and Nigeria is the access to capital whether they require it to start a business or invest in informal trades. Financial inclusion can be defined as access to valuable financial products and services, (transactions, savings, credit and insurance) by individuals and enterprises.
19 Jun 2019
In partnership with the African Development Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced the availability of African Development Financial Inclusion facility. CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa spoke to the Deputy Director for Payments at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Konstantin Peric to discuss this and more.
16 Jul 2019
On the side-lines of First Bank of Nigeria's (FBN) joint seminar for financial and telecom regulators in Sub-Saharan Africa. Bashirat Odunewu, Group Executive for the International Banking Group at First Bank joined CNBC Africa's Christy Cole for more.