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Strengthening Banking in Inner-cities: Practices & Policies to Promote Financial Inclusion for Low-Income Canadians
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The report begins by defining and quantifying Canadian financial exclusion and then presents various theories offered to explain it. It then proceeds to provide a set of suggestions as to how banking services can become more relevant for low-income households. Finally, it runs through a set of policy options that could promote financial inclusion. To provide evidence or examples, this paper draws on research on financial exclusion conducted in Winnipeg in the last five years.
Author: Jerry Buckland
Topic: Financial inclusion
Publisher: CCPA - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Location: Canada
Format: Report
Content Type: Research
Publication Date: March 31, 2008