The share of women in Mexico without access to a financial account increased from 2014 to 2017, but decreased overall since 2011. Mobile account ownership is also slightly higher compared to other Women’s World Banking Tier 1 markets for men and women in 2017.

Gap in Financial
Account Ownership
(%)

There is a small reverse gender gap in this income quintile for financial account ownership, with 27% of women owning an account in 2017.

Financial Account
Active (%)

Borrowing Activity (%)
In 2017, 10% of women are actively using their financial accounts, and only 3% are making use of informal loans.

Financial Account
Inactive (%)

Borrowing Activity (%)
The number of women in this income quintile who have not actively used their financial accounts has decreased from 2014 (24%) to 2017 (17%). However, 14% of them have not accessed formal or informal loans.

No Financial Account
(%)

Borrowing Activity (%)
The number of women in this income quintile without access to a financial account increased from 2014 (60%) to 2017 (73%), but has decreased overall from 2011 (93%).

Gap in Mobile
Phone Ownership
(%)

Only 58% of women in this income quintile report owning a mobile phone compared to 69% of men, resulting in a 11% gap.

Total
Population
(MM)

The Mexico population has increased since 2011, with a total of 125MM in 2017. 51% of the population are women, 49% are men.

Gap in Financial
Account Ownership
(%)

There was a reverse gender gap in financial account ownership for this quintile in 2011 and 2014. In 2017, 33% of women owned a financial account compared to 38% of men.

Financial Account
Active (%)

Borrowing Activity (%)
The share of women who actively use their financial accounts decreased from 2014 (25%) to 2017 (15%). Only 5% of these women accessed informal loans.

Financial Account
Inactive (%)

Borrowing Activity (%)
The share of women who have not actively used their financial accounts in the preceding 12 months increased from 2011 (8%) to 2017 (17%). 14% of these women did not access formal or informal loans.

No Financial Account
(%)

Borrowing Activity (%)
The share of women without access to a financial account increased from 2014 (61%) to 2017 (67%), but decreased overall since 2011 (78%). 58% of these women have not accessed formal or informal loans.

Gap in Mobile
Phone Ownership
(%)

The share of mobile phone ownership in Mexico remains relatively low for both men (67%) and women (62%) in 2017.

Gap in Mobile
Account Usage
(%)

Mobile account ownership is slightly higher compared to other Women’s World Banking Tier 1 markets for both men (7%) and women (4%) in 2017.