Finnfund promotes financial inclusion by investing in selected financial service providers, including commercial banks, inclusive insurance, and financial innovations.
Over a third of the world’s adult population has limited or no access to official financial services. Most of these people live in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
The growth of mobile banking lays the foundation for making official financial services available to all. This mainly benefits people with low income or who live in remote areas or are difficult to reach for other reasons. Access to financial services also empowers women.
Credible, reasonably-priced financing helps small farmers and entrepreneurs, thus paving the way for economic growth and new jobs.
Finnfund invests in microfinance institutions, other financial institutions and inclusive insurance companies. Finnfund’s investments, commitments, and decisions in this sector total 270 million euros. Read more here.
Examples of investments
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