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ADBI Session on Fintech, Financial Inclusion, and Financial Literacy in Asia and Launch of Handbook of Banking and Finance in Asia

Event | 6 August 2019 Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Singapore
Time of event

14:25–15:40 / ADBI Plenary Session: Fintech, Financial Literacy, and Financial Inclusion in Asia
15:45–16:30 / Tea Break with ADBI book launch

Background

Access to financial services by households and small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in Asia continues to increase but the advantages for inclusive growth and financial development could be reduced and the risk of financial instrument misuse could rise if the targeted households and SMEs do not have sufficient knowledge of financial products and services to make wise borrowing and investment decisions.

Convening at the 2019 Singapore Economic Review Conference, the Special ADBI Session on Fintech, Financial Inclusion, and Financial Literacy in Asia will explore how financial education programs can contribute positively to the ability of households and SMEs in the region to take advantage of increased access to financial resources. It will also examine the potential for financial technology (fintech) developments to improve financial inclusion as well as ways to mitigate the risks fintech poses to the conventional banking sector and financial stability.

ADBI will also launch its new Handbook of Banking and Finance in Asia. The book provides a timely big picture look at the advancement of the financial sector in Asia, including emerging issues such as green finance and bond market development.

Objectives

To consider and draw upon country-level experiences and lessons learned in the region from the following studies:

  • Impact of Remittance Flows on Financial Inclusion and Economic Growth
  • Determinants and Impacts of Financial Literacy in the Lao PDR
  • Fintech and the Banking Industry: Evidence from the People’s Republic of China
Participants

300 participants, including policy makers, academics, and private sector experts.

Output
  • Dissemination of the latest research by ADBI in financial development, inclusion, literacy, and technology
  • Organization of a discussion platform on these topics
How to register

Register here.

Partners

The Economic Society of Singapore, Singapore Economic Review, and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)