We see a world that is very connected for some, but not for all; we see technology doing much good, but two billion adults remain locked out of the formal financial system.
With the power to expand connectivity, opportunity and prosperity for all, Mastercard is leading the way toward a World Beyond Cash™. Our International Development team is charged with using this proven expertise to design inclusive financial services solutions and infrastructure to help the underserved.
We seek to support a well-functioning financial ecosystem that enables financial service providers to offer a full range of affordable and convenient services that meet the needs of a diverse set of consumers, notably the unbanked.
To do so, we engage partners in the development community to jointly deploy or develop programs that address barriers to inclusive growth and showcase the ability of electronic payments to transform lives.
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Greater possibilities with financial inclusion
Too many people lack access to basic financial services. Discover how public-private partnerships can advance financial inclusion and empower people to change their lives for the better.
A new partnership between Mastercard and the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia brings remittance services to over 100 million people.
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