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Technology a double-edged sword for financial inclusion

Risks of cyber-fraud, Big-Data discrimination need to be solved with public-private collaboration

The dangers of leaving people behind through technology are real, said Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, the UN Secretary-General's special advocate for inclusive finance for development. She also warned of technology widening the gap between rich and poor, and different genders.


TECHNOLOGY can both exacerbate and reduce various forms of inequality, which raises an urgent question of how fintech can be effectively wielded as a tool for financial inclusion.

This was highlighted by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, the...

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