FinTech

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Can Chatbots like Siri advance Financial Inclusion?

By Nancy Widjaja Chatbots enable customers to interact with a product or brand in ways that mimic two-way human conversations....

Mobile Financial Services: A Technology Primer and Implications for Financial Inclusion

By Beth Rhyne What a marvel it is that a couple living in a remote region of the world, despite...

Expanding Access to Capital for Small Businesses in Peru through Fintech

By Matthieu Albrieux We met Maria, a corner shop owner in Chorillos, a popular neighborhood in south Lima, as she...

Paarul Dudeja Accion Venture Lab Director of Asia Investments

Introducing Paarul Dudeja, Venture Lab’s Director of Asia Investments

By Vikas Raj We recently welcomed Paarul Dudeja to the Accion Venture Lab team. As Director of Asia Investments, Paarul...

Kenyan Startups Creatively Bring Capital to MSMEs

By Nancy Widjaja Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya face an estimated US$2-5 billion funding gap, representing one...

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Kopo Kopo: Building on the Rails of Mobile Money in Kenya

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

Fintech for Financial Inclusion in Latin America: A Reflection from Credit Suisse’s Latin America Investment Conference

Fintech for Financial Inclusion in Latin America: A Reflection from Credit Suisse’s Latin America Investment Conference

By Tahira Dosani Last week I had the opportunity to participate in Credit Suisse’s 2017 Latin America Investment Conference (LAIC)...

Destácame founders Sebastián Ugarte, Augusto Ruiz-Tagle and Jorge Camus.

Destácame: Financial Empowerment in Chile with Alternative Data

By Matthieu Albrieux Destácame, launched in Chile in 2015, is an alternative credit scoring platform that uses alternative data to...

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Fintech in Myanmar: Leapfrogging to Mobile Money?

By Kathleen Yaworsky As part of our Best of 2016 series, we are re-publishing some of the top articles from...

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Kopo Kopo: Bringing Fintech to Small Business Owners

By Delia Harrington “I like making women beautiful,” Rose told us early one morning while surrounded by the tools of...