TITLE

Financial Inclusion in Indonesia and Its Challenges

TYPE

Journal Article

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to observe the implementation of financial inclusion in Indonesia. Using Micro Enterprises (MEs) in traditional markets around Jakarta Indonesia as the object of the research, approximately 20% MEs were found to have no banking facilities. Furthermore, instead of using credit facility, around 78% MEs still utilise their own capital to facilitate their businesses. The paper also examines the personal characteristics that can explain financial inclusion. Results revealed that only gender and education could explain financial inclusion. Morever, the findings also revealed that MEs generally demand for banking facility. Nevertheless, there are several barriers that hamper them from financially included. In particular, Self Exclusion and Marketing Exclusion are the most barriers that MEs face in accessing financial services.

Citation

Sun Y and Siagian P. (2015). Financial Inclusion in Indonesia and Its Challenges. Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, 23 (1), 85-96.

Keywords

Financial Inclusion, Financial Exclusion, Micro Enterprises

Published On

Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities

Author

Yen Sun

Lektor

  • Pariang Siagian

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