Posts by Megan Peterson

Customer Needs Should Drive Design and Evolution of Financial Services

Customer Needs Should Drive Design and Evolution of Financial Services

Customization of products and services took center stage at European Microfinance Week 2017 By Iain Brougham A refugee settling in a new...

How Lulalend Uses Data to Fund South Africa’s Small Businesses

How Lulalend Uses Data to Fund South Africa’s Small Businesses

Innovation in MSME Finance: Lulalend in South Africa South Africa has one of the largest economies in Africa, but its economic...

Trends That May Change the World

Trends That May Change the World

From big data to digital payments, fintech may help us reach those left out By Michael Schlein We’re living in the golden...

With Natural Disasters Getting More Severe, People Need Money to Prepare and Rebuild

Better financial services can help people be resilient in a changing climate Everyone needs access to high-quality financial tools. They give...

Piyush Khaitan of NeoGrowth

Piyush Khaitan of NeoGrowth

“What we’re doing is a new concept.” NeoGrowth, based in Mumbai, is a fintech company that lends to small businesses...

Bunmi Lawson of Accion Microfinance Bank

One Woman’s Effort to End Financial Services Inequality in Nigeria

Q&A with Accion Microfinance Bank CEO Bunmi Lawson Women. Farmers. Entrepreneurs. The people who need loans in Nigeria are the same...

An Inclusive Financial Future Is Driven by Customer Needs and Cooperation

An Inclusive Financial Future Is Driven by Customer Needs and Cooperation

Working Together to Advance Financial Inclusion — Highlights from Money 20/20 By Vikas Raj When some of the world’s most creative...

Q&A: Bridging the Financial Services Gap for Rural and Agricultural Customers

Q&A: Bridging the Financial Services Gap for Rural and Agricultural Customers

Rural finance is on the agenda during European Microfinance Week Far from the bustling financial centers of the city, people...

Why I’m Grateful This Thanksgiving Season

Why I’m Grateful This Thanksgiving Season

By Michael Schlein As we gather with our families for Thanksgiving this week in the United States, I want to thank...

Entrepreneur Nelcy Gamarra accesses the Dialogue on Business program from her mobile phone.

From the Classroom to the Phone: New Digital Training Program for Entrepreneurs

Shoemakers, tailors, bakers — these small business owners are usually experts at their craft, but that doesn’t mean they automatically know everything...