Financial Inclusion

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Financial Inclusion

Financial inclusion isn’t a one-size-fits-all process, with more than 2 billion people worldwide living outside the global financial system. The good news: advances in big data and technology along with changes in regulation and creative partnerships between the public and private sectors are providing new pathways to help people gain financial stability.

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Financial Health Means More than Financial Inclusion
Here’s a sobering data point for you, courtesy of the recent EMERGE conference in New Orleans: 138 million people in the United States are financially unhealthy. They are not exclusively from the lower-income brackets, either. In fact, one-third of households with income of $100,000 (or more) struggle to manage...
Aug 19, 2016 8:05 AM ET
MetLife Foundation Sponsors Series of Studies on Financial Inclusion in Japan
July 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - MetLife Foundation is proud sponsor of a series of research reports published by Japan NPO Center to help raise awareness and promote initiatives on financial inclusion in Japan. The concept of financial inclusion is still relatively new in Japan. However, there are a rising number of individuals and households who find themselves in a difficult financial...
Jul 21, 2016 9:45 AM ET
Center for Financial Services Innovation Releases New Indicators for Measuring Consumers’ Financial Well-Being
Chicago, Ill., May 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) released a landmark report that urges financial services providers to measure the financial health of their customers. The work, which benefitted from the strategic and financial support of MetLife Foundation, equips financial services providers and nonprofits with the tools to better...
May 10, 2016 10:10 AM ET
MetLife Continues its Support for the TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Leadership Program, Fostering Women as Global Leaders through 2020
MetLife Japan has partnered with the U.S.-Japan Council since 2013 in support of the TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Leadership Program, and has decided to extend its financial support for the TOMODACHI MetLife Women’s Leadership Program (TMWLP) for the next five years, through to the year 2020. 
Apr 26, 2016 12:00 PM ET
MetLife Foundation Commits $240,000 to Build an Interactive Financial Services Map
MetLife Foundation announced a new program where researchers from University of Kansas and University of Michigan will lead a project to build a web-based, interactive map showing where financial services are located in communities across the United States and how the locations of these services affect individuals’ financial opportunity. The project, known as Mapping Financial Opportunity...
Apr 25, 2016 9:50 AM ET