Men hold up their savings bank books as they protest outside a branch of Banco Continental, hours after the Honduran government ordered its liquidation, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, October 12, 2015. Honduras' banking regulator said it will take control of Banco Continental and force its liquidation after the lender was accused by U.S. authorities of laundering the proceeds of drug money for more than a decade. Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department classified seven businesses linked to several members of a prominent Honduran family, including Grupo Continental and its Banco Continental unit, as "specially designated narcotics traffickers," which allows for the freezing of assets under U.S. control. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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Fostering financial inclusion and financial integrity: Brookings roundtable readout

November 12, 2015, Robin Lewis, John Villasenor and Darrell M. West

As part of the Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP), Brookings recently hosted a roundtable to examine this question: how can countries support innovative approaches to facilitating access to and usage of formal financial services among low-income and other marginalized groups while mitigating the risk of misuse within the financial sector?

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