The results of the EFInA Access to Financial Services in Nigeria 2016 survey revealed that 36.9 million (38.3% of the adult population) have access to a bank account. This represents an increase of 3.0 million adults, from 33.9 million in 2014. In 2016, the formally included segment increased from 45.4 million adults in 2014 to 46.9 million adults in 2016. This represents an increase of 1.5 million adults who have access to Deposit Money Banks, MicroFinance Banks, Mobile Money, Insurance and Pensions.
The findings also revealed that 40.1 million Nigerian adults, representing 41.6% of the adult population, are financially excluded.