Report finds 11% of Rwandans remain financially excluded

National Bank of Rwanda: share of population excluded falls to 11%

Women and younger members of the Rwandan populace are more likely to be excluded from financial services, a report published by the central bank on financial inclusion has found.

Around 700,000 people, 11% of the population, do not used any financial products or services to manage their "financial lives", according to the Finscope report. Women, youth and those in rural areas are listed as most likely to be excluded.

However, since 2012, financial exclusion has dropped by 17 percentage points

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