The Wall Street Journal Financial Inclusion Challenge 2017 for nonprofit and for-profit enterprises

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For the third year, The Wall Street Journal invites nonprofit and for-profit enterprises to enter “The Financial Inclusion Challenge” competition and to showcase their solutions to the problems of financial access for the poor in the Asia-Pacific region.

The competition is part of an editorial initiative aimed at providing insight into the challenges and triumphs faced in creating financial access for some of the more than two billion people globally who are largely excluded from basic financial services.

Eligibility Requirements:

Open to any Eligible Participant. An “Eligible Participant” is any nonprofit or for-profit organization headquartered throughout the world that provides financial services focused on the Region (as defined below) and has some intent on creating social impact in the Region, as evidenced by such Eligible Participant’s Entry Materials and who meets the other eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules. “Region” shall mean the Asia- Pacific region, including Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau,
Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam.

Notwithstanding the foregoing this, competition is void where prohibited by law.


  • One senior representative (age 18 or over) from each Finalist, if any, will be invited to attend the final part of the competition, which is expected to occur in Hong Kong, where the winner will be determined and announced.
  • Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, offer to pay reasonable airfare and lodging costs (“Covered Travel Costs”), which, if offered, must be arranged with Sponsor prior to travel.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the The Wall Street Journal  Financial Inclusion Challenge 2017

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