• Meenakshi Rajeev
  • B. P. Vani
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)


Economic theory postulates that investment is the primary requisite for economic growth, and financial intermediaries play a significant role in the growth process as they function as the necessary conduit for mobilizing savings and channeling it as productive investment for economic growth.


Financial Service Urban Region Urban Poor Banking Service Financial Inclusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP)Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC)BangaloreIndia

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