Aging and Financial Inclusion: An Opportunity

Aging and Financial Inclusion ReportHelpAge USA, The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) and MetLife Foundation partnered in a research and thought-leadership project that aimed to identify opportunities to better meet the requirements of aging populations as access to financial services expands in the developing world. 

The research focused on Latin America and includes interviews with industry leaders and older adults in Colombia to get a first-hand look at the issues. To view the abridged Key Messages of the Report CLICK HERE.

View Full Report HERE: "Aging and Financial Inclusion: An Opportunity"

Within 25 years, the percent of the world’s population over age 60 will nearly double and aging is advancing particularly fast in developing countries. While older people at the base of the pyramid have varied and unpredictable incomes, financial services can facilitate their income strategies. Some financial services providers, however, are cautious about their engagement with older people because of concerns about financial capability, income instability, and physiological issues. At the same time, social pensions, while quickly growing in reach, are currently inadequate to meet the needs of older people in emerging markets. 

The Aging and Financial Inclusion Rountable took place in New York City on February 10, 2015. You can view the recorded Podcast and Webinar by clicking on the links below.

Listen to the recorded PODCAST BY CLICKING HERE featuring HelpAge International`s Head of Policy Eppu Mikkonen-Jeanneret, MetLife Foundation`s Financial Inclusion Lead Evelyn Stark, and CFI`s Managing Director Elisabeth Rhyne

Watch the recorded WEBINAR BY CLICKING HERE featuring Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director of The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, Eppu Mikkonen-Jeanneret, Head of Policy for HelpAge International, and Evelyn Stark, Assistant Vice President and Financial Inclusion Lead at the MetLife Foundation


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