Children and the Financial Regulatory Landscape in Latin America

Analyzing access to financial services for Latin American youth

We are pleased to release the final version of the report on “Children and the Financial Regulatory Landscape in Latin America”, by Nohora Forero Ramírez, Floor Knoote & Sofía Ortega, of the Central Bank of Colombia and Child and Youth Finance International (resp.).

This document presents and analyses the findings of a survey released by CYFI in the first semester of 2014, which was disseminated among the regulatory authorities in the region of Latin America. It gathers information on countries in the region, on financial inclusion policies and financial and consumer protection regulation targeted towards children and youth. Results suggest that there is a great diversity in approaches to financial service regulation the lower age segments in the region and young people are rarely seen as independent economic actors. This study is a collaboration between CYFI, Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas and Banco de la República (Central Bank of Colombia). CYFI aims to replicate this study in the other regions in order to present a global analysis.

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By Forero-Ramírez, N., Knoote, F. , Ortega Tíneo, S.