Financial Inclusion Taskforce research 2005-2011

Evidence review In 2010, the Financial Inclusion Taskforce carried out three critical reviews of the evidence base relating to the Government’s key objectives for financial inclusion: a) the costs of financial distress and the benefits of access to debt advice; b) the costs of banking exclusion and the benefits of access to bank accounts; and c) the costs of credit exclusion and the benefits of access to affordable credit. The review is based on a search of research published since 1995. It provides an empirical foundation for decisions on ‘mainstreaming’ responsibility for financial inclusion across Government, going forward, and priorities for future action.

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