Prize target: a man sifts for diamonds in north-western Côte d'Ivoire. With the vast majority of the country's rural population unbanked, this section of society represents a huge opportunity for finance providers

Côte d'Ivoire's huge unbanked population makes the country an attractive target for both local and foreign banks. With the west African nation's banking sector on the verge of a consolidation process, those left standing will be well placed to tap into this enormous potential. Writer Nick Kochan

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