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Global Financial Inclusion Index

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Singapore retains No. 1 position for financial inclusion globally. 

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A clear relationship exists between market maturity and the main source of financial inclusion support.

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Financial inclusion is improving fastest in the economies that have—or are building—a digitally-enabled financial system.

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The world’s largest economies are failing to make progress in financial inclusion.

Businesses report steady growth.

According to the 2024 Wave 1 Principal Financial Well-Being Index, businesses continue to navigate tough economic conditions and have demonstrated steady growth through recent events.

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