Banking plays a key role in the move toward inclusion in India, Indonesia, and Nigeria. In recent years, India has made a major effort to get a bank account for every citizen. In 2016, nearly two-thirds of citizens (62%) held bank accounts, and active account holders jumped 11 points to 40% of the adult population from 2014 to 2016. In Bangladesh and the East African countries, the relevance of banks to those taking the first steps toward inclusion is being tested with mobile money complementing and competing in the marketplace.

Full Service Bank Account Ownership

Across Countries
By Gender
By Urbanity
By Poverty Level
62% of Indians have bank accounts; in neighboring Pakistan, only 9% do.

Trends in Registered Bank Accounts

Kenya and Nigeria are the countries with the biggest gender gaps in bank account ownership.

Advanced Bank Account Use

Active Users Who Have Used At Least One Advanced Function

What year did the first bank open in Tanzania?

A. 1889
B. 1905
C. 1943
B. 1905

True or false

In Pakistan, 11% of adults have a bank account.


What is the name of the Indonesian currency?

A. Rupee
B. Taka
C. Shilling
D. Rupiah
D. Rupiah

Which FII country has the largest gender gap in bank account ownership?

A. India
B. Kenya
C. Nigeria
D. Uganda
C. Nigeria (17%)

In India, what percentage of adults hold a bank account?

A. 78%
B. 62%
C. 22%
D. 3%
A. 78%

What percentage of Bangladeshi female have a bank account?

A. 19%
B. 22%
C. 15%
C. 15%