Digital Finance in Asia: Reality and Potential

Digital finance, including mobile banking and payments apps, is transforming banking throughout the world. In emerging markets in Asia, the impact of lower costs and improved access to financial products is already driving a dramatic growth in financial inclusion among a population with otherwise no access to traditional banking services. What are the challenges Asian governments and banks face in responding to the financial needs of citizens? What is the potential for digital solutions—including mobile and telecom technology—to address these needs? And what might be the economic impact of these solutions in emerging market economies in Asia?

Location: San Francisco, CA

Date: Monday, December 12, 2016