31.5% of the world's population live without bank accounts (World Bank, 2018)

Nov. 15, 2018 Share Source

According to The Little Data Book on Financial Inclusion, 31.5% of the people over age 15 live without bank accounts globally, that's over 1.7 billion people relying entirely on cash to get by.

Other findings

  • 35% of people in Europe and Central Asia do not have bank accounts
  • 66.5% of people in the Middle East and North Africa do not have bank accounts
  • 44.6% of people in the Latin America & Caribbean do not have bank accounts

Read more about the report here

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