Week of July 28, 2014

1. Language of Money: The nuances of financial jargon provide clarity in conversation, but exclude many. The New Yorker

2. Biometric Identification:  Many countries, including India and Nigeria, continue to roll out biometric identity cards which can improve access to financial services. Alliance for Financial Inclusion

3. Islamic Microfinance:  How can Sharia-compliant microfinance help bring financial tools to the 650 million Muslims living on less than $2 a day? The World Bank

4. Immigrant Finance: The prospect of comprehensive immigration reform highlights the opportunity for financial institutions to build long-term relationships with immigrants. Center for Financial Services Innovation

5. Financial Innovation:  In developing new products, when is it better to follow than to lead? Next Billion

A new report from The Urban Institute finds 5.3% of Americans have debt past due; the share is higher in the South. 

A new report from The Urban Institute finds 5.3% of Americans have debt past due; the share is higher in the South. 

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