FinTech

New Report: Innovative Lenders Bridging the Small Business Credit Gap

How Data Flows, Tech Tools, and Niche Marketing Can Expand Financial Access for the World’s Underserved MSMEs By Nancy Widjaja...

Tienda Pago: Driving Financial Access for Small Retailers

Tienda Pago: Driving Financial Access for Small Retailers

By Nancy Widjaja On the fifth episode of VentureKast, Accion Venture Lab’s podcast series, our host Vikas Raj visited Dan...

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Aire Labs: Alternative Credit Scoring for Thin-file Customers

By Nancy Widjaja We are excited to release the fourth episode of VentureKast, Accion Venture Lab’s podcast series. On this episode we...

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Cash is Still King in Nigeria

By Paul Breloff and Amee Patel As fintech futurists, we’re often cast in the role of cash killer and digital...

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StreetShares: Connecting Small Businesses to Funding

By Nancy Widjaja Small businesses play a strong role in driving the U.S. economy as they make up 99.7% of...

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How an App Promotes Personal Finance in Colombia

By Liza Guzman How an ingenious tech-based program is building financial capabilities in Colombia Having access to a bank account...

SMEcorner Wins Second Place at SURGE’s PITCH Competition

By Pamela Sud On February 22-24, 2016, SMEcorner joined over 5,000 people from 72 countries at SURGE in Bengaluru, India....

Digital Savings Circles: Challenges and the Road Ahead

Digital Savings Circles: Challenges and the Road Ahead

By Amee Patel, John Plaisted and Nancy Widjaja For decades, traditional savings circles (also called ROSCAs in the U.S., tandas...

Julio Huerta Honorato, Accion client in Mexico and small business owner works in his workshop.

Konfío and the Future of Small Business Lending in Mexico

By Nancy Widjaja Are you passionate about startups? Intrigued by how entrepreneurs get their inspirations, raise money to fund their...

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What Do You Do If Your Credit Score is Zero?

By Nancy Widjaja According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau one in 10 adults in America in 2015 is “credit...