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How Blockchain and Financial Services Can Reach the Underserved

How Blockchain and Financial Services Can Reach the Underserved

By Kathleen Yaworsky With IBM and others that offer blockchain-as-a-service providing a hosted distributed ledger platform that’s ready to go...

How Microfinance Institutions Can Integrate Fintech

How Microfinance Institutions Can Integrate Fintech

By Michael Schlein Latin America pioneered commercial microfinance, leads the world in inclusive financial regulation, and has fewer financially excluded...

Innovation in MSME Finance in India

Innovation in MSME Finance in India

Micro, small and media enterprises (MSMEs) are considered an engine of growth in developing economies worldwide, and India is no...

Refugees and Mobile Money: Services and Initiatives that Support Those in Crisis

Refugees and Mobile Money: Services and Initiatives that Support Those in Crisis

By Jeffrey Riecke If you had to embark on a journey similar to that of the 65 million people who...

Making Small Loans on a Bigger Scale in China

Making Small Loans on a Bigger Scale in China

Despite its astonishing progress in reducing poverty, China remains one of the nations with the greatest unmet needs for financial...

MoneyConf panel on fintech's potential for financial inclusion

Fintech’s Potential for Financial Inclusion: MoneyConf Madrid Panel

By Michael Schlein Two-thirds of the world’s population has a mobile subscription and the number of people using the internet...

Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Baker Daw Ohhmar Htay’s Story of Borrowing Money for the First Time

Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Baker Daw Ohhmar Htay’s Story of Borrowing Money for the First Time

The following is from an interview with Daw Ohhmar Htay, a 41-year old wife, mother of two, and bakery owner...

Zaydoon Munir of RevolutionCredit on credit scoring

New VentureKast Episode: RevolutionCredit’s Forward-Looking Approach to Credit Scoring

By Nancy Widjaja The eighth episode of VentureKast, Accion Venture Lab’s podcast series, is a conversation between host Vikas Raj...

Responsive Microfinance for a Changing Economy: Colombia’s Bancompartir

Responsive Microfinance for a Changing Economy: Colombia’s Bancompartir

By Jason Loughnane During a recent work training in Bogota, Colombia, I had the opportunity to visit one of the...

Promising Developments in Mobile Financial Services

Promising Developments in Mobile Financial Services

By Tess Johnson Despite the excitement about moving mobile financial services (MFS) to a richer smartphone-based environment, we still have...