Account ownership, financial institution or mobile-money related service provider, Bangladesh

This table provides a breakdown of Bangladesh’s progress in account ownership, whether from a financial institution or mobile money-related service provider, as a percentage of the overall population (age 15+). The table shows that overall account ownership in Bangladesh increased to 50% percent of the population in 2017 (the latest year in which data is available), vs. only 31% in 2014, according to the World Bank’s Global Findex Database. However, female account ownership significantly lags behind that of males, with only 36% of females having an account in 2017 vs. 65% of males; the gap between males and females worsened between 2014 and 2017. The data suggests additional policy interventions are required, for example through the development of a market development fund customized to solve gender disparities in digital payments access and usage.