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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...

Accion DAWN Myanmar group

Myanmar’s Economic Revolution

By Jordan Coriza On a grey day on the tail end of monsoon season in Yangon, Myanmar, a group of women...

Lessons in Savings Innovation and Financial Inclusion

By Srishti Kedia According to a survey by the Federal Reserve, 46% of Americans said they do not have enough...

How MoneyGram’s Bidding War Affects Financial Inclusion

How MoneyGram’s Bidding War Affects Financial Inclusion

By Danielle Piskadlo Ant Financial, the Chinese inclusive finance powerhouse founded by Alibaba Group, and Euronet Worldwide, a U.S. giant...