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MIX and MetLife Foundation Partner to Promote Financial Inclusion Through Data and Insight

Support Will Enable MIX to Map Financial Inclusion Ecosystems in Mexico, Myanmar, Turkey and Vietnam.
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WASHINGTON, D.C., November 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – MIX announced today an $825,000, 2-year partnership with MetLife Foundation to promote financial inclusion by providing insight into financial service access in Mexico, Myanmar, Turkey and Vietnam. Through rich data, analytical tools and interactive dashboards, decision makers in these countries will have a powerful new resource to ensure positive social outcomes for the financially underserved.

New Report Highlights Gains in Financial Inclusion, Led by India; Digitisation on the Rise

The digitisation of financial services is key to increasing access to finance
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The 2016 Global Microscope on Financial Inclusion shows that essential policies for bringing financial services to low-income groups are now widespread in the developing world. Nine of the 12 financial inclusion indicators covered in the benchmarking index improved globally in 2016, building on gains which have been made during the last decade. Even so, many countries have not moved significantly beyond basic policies, and greater focus is needed if financial inclusion is to play the critical role envisioned in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Do You Believe Your Work Can Benefit Through Insights Gained From Behavioral Economics?

The Common Cents Lab is part of the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University, supported by MetLife Foundation
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The Common Cents Lab, supported by MetLife Foundation, is a financial behavior research lab at Duke University that creates and tests interventions to help low-to-moderate income households increase their financial well-being. Common Cents, is part of the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University, and is comprised of researchers and experts in product design, economics, psychology, public policy, advertising, product design, business administration, and more.   

How MetLife Foundation Supports Financial Inclusion in China

As part of a series on “Local Perspectives on Financial Health”, Sarah Willis, MetLife Foundation and Julia Arnold, a Financial Inclusion Consultant, teamed up to take a closer look at improving access and usage of financial services and products in China
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MetLife Foundation’s goal is to improve financial inclusion across its footprint, which includes economically and geographically diverse markets. We seek to ensure that low- and moderate-income families in these markets can acquire and successfully use the products and services they need to build a better, more secure life. Yet the implementation of a global financial inclusion strategy is complex so we try to approach the challenges with innovative solutions that reach consumers in different ways.

Financial Health Means More than Financial Inclusion

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Here’s a sobering data point for you, courtesy of the recent EMERGE conference in New Orleans: 138 million people in the United States are financially unhealthy. They are not exclusively from the lower-income brackets, either. In fact, one-third of households with income of $100,000 (or more) struggle to manage their financial lives. They may be over-indebted or underinsured. They may not be able to manage day-to-day expenses, respond to emergencies quickly, or take advantage of opportunities.

Four Leading Researchers Receive 2016 Metlife Foundation Awards For Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease

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TORONTO, Canada, July 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ - MetLife Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimer’s Disease. This is the 30th year that MetLife Foundation has presented these prestigious awards to outstanding researchers in the field of Alzheimer’s disease. At the heart of the program is a belief in research as the road to understanding and ultimately treating this devastating disease.

Expanding Access to Basic Healthcare

MetLife Investment: $5 million | Vital Healthcare Capital, Inc., United States
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Along with affordable housing, access to basic healthcare is one of the most important building blocks of financial well-being. Vital Healthcare Capital, or V-Cap, is a nonprofit community development financial institution that provides capital to support quality healthcare services and good healthcare jobs in low-income communities. Founded in 2011, V-Cap has grown quickly, thanks to funding from MetLife and other impact investors.

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