The restrictions imposed on people's movement by the Covid-19 pandemic forced many to turn to digital financial services for the first time. This could have a knock-on impact on financial inclusion across the world.
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AI, the cloud, blockchain, fintech and a host of other advancements have transformed the financial services industry in recent years, boosting financial inclusion and popularising online banking across the world.
Cities are adopting ‘smart’ technology in an effort to become more efficient and save costs, but will the Covid-19 outbreak dent their progress?
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