Building a Secure and Inclusive Global Financial Ecosystem

08 Sep 2017

The 2017 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) report evaluates access to and usage of affordable financial services by underserved people across 26 geographically, politically, and economically diverse countries. The report assesses these countries’ financial inclusion ecosystems based on four dimensions of financial inclusion: country commitment, mobile capacity, regulatory environment, and adoption of selected traditional and digital financial services.  The report further examines key developments in the global financial inclusion landscape, highlights selected financial […]

Anatolian Banking Keys to Success in Serving Craftsmen, Micro, and Small Enterprises

17 Sep 2015

Many banks around the world have been successful by focusing their services around micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) banking. However, there is a tendency for such banks to focus on the higher end of the MSME market, avoiding the risks and administrative costs that come with serving smaller businesses. Şekerbank in Turkey is an interesting case because it has targeted the lower end of the spectrum in its MSME […]

Measuring Financial Inclusion in Turkey

25 Aug 2015

This brief summarizes the current state of financial inclusion in Turkey in terms of financial service usage and the level of access to financial services for individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Turkey is the 16th largest economy in the world in terms of GDP, a member of G20, OECD and a candidate for European Union membership. Its population is technologically well-connected, with mobile and smartphone penetration close to […]