FinTech

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...

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...

New VentureKast Episode: How First Circle Supports Small Businesses in the Philippines

New VentureKast Episode: How First Circle Supports Small Businesses in the Philippines

Podcast: Addressing the small business credit gap in Southeast Asia “It’s this perfect combination of being able to build a...

Nicole Van Der Tuin of First Access

Nicole Van Der Tuin of First Access

“I wanted to do something that would create more opportunities in places where they are scarce.” First Access, based in New...

Why We Invested in SmartMEI in Brazil

Why We Invested in SmartMEI in Brazil

Accion Venture Lab Partners With Fintech Company to Serve Small Businesses By Matthieu Albrieux Can running a small business be as...

Katlego Maphai of Yoco

Katlego Maphai of Yoco

“In Africa, small business is big business.” Yoco is a point-of-sale payment solutions company based in South Africa. Its smartphone app...

Extraordinary People Needed: Start A Tech Company to Bring Financial Services to All Nigerians

Extraordinary People Needed: Start A Tech Company to Bring Financial Services to All Nigerians

Next opportunity for African fintech companies is serving low-income consumers By Averi Thomas-Moore Only two of every five adult Nigerians have...

Chatbots

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...