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Jamaicans Need Better Financial Access – Dawn Elliot

KINGSTON, Jamaica - More than three out of every four Jamaicans have limited access to safe and low-cost payments channels, says US Economist Dr. Dawn Elliott.

Jamaica has a hidden problem as the majority of the population own bank accounts;

but only a fraction of this group has access to the financial services, which allows them to participate easily and effectively in the economy, Dr. Elliott said. She was addressing the Mobile Financial Services Conference 2011 at the University of the West Indies, Mona, on December 12.

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