Journal Article

Microfinance Banks and Financial Inclusion

Martin Brown, Benjamin Guin and Karolin Kirschenmann

in Review of Finance

Volume 20, issue 3, pages 907-946
Published in print May 2016 | ISSN: 1572-3097
Published online July 2015 | e-ISSN: 1573-692X | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rof/rfv026
Microfinance Banks and Financial Inclusion

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We examine how the geographical proximity to a microfinance bank affects financial inclusion. We study the expansion of the branch network of ProCredit banks in South-East Europe between 2006 and 2010. We report three main findings: First, ProCredit is more likely to open a new branch in areas with a large share of low-income households. Second, in locations where ProCredit opens a new branch the share of banked households increases more than in locations where it does not open a new branch. Third, this increase is particularly strong among low-income households, older households, and households which rely on transfer income.

Keywords: G21; L2; O16; P34

Journal Article.  17710 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Banking ; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour ; Economic Development ; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions

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