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Emmanuel Ndosi, store owner, client of Accion partner Akiba, Tanzania

Mobile Banking and Customer Adoption in Tanzania

By Kathleen Yaworsky Can technology like mobile banking replace bank staff to more efficiently deliver financial services to the underserved?...

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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...

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Bancompartir in Colombia: Make Clients Feel Like Family

By Emma Kelsey Don Marco’s wife sat us down at the wooden table in their living room as we waited...

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From Eyelets to Empanadas: Meeting our Client, Dora

By Jessica Lynn Wickman Last night, the skies opened up and doused Asunción, Paraguay with winter rain. It’s a brief...

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Isidro Medina and Credinka: Crafting a Financial Future in Peru

By Zach Weishar Measuring economic growth over time is one of the most valuable insights we have into our clients’...

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Disability Inclusion: 3 Key Insights from India

By Mandana Nakhai Since I’ve written a good bit about microfinance these last weeks, I want to turn back to...

What all regulators must do to promote financial inclusion

Making national-level commitments to financial inclusion is one of the most effective ways that policymakers can help more people gain...

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Grading 3 Fintech Ads at the Super Bowl: Two Fumbles and a Touchdown

By Amee Patel and Paul Breloff If you’re anything like the Venture Lab team, you found yourself glued to the...

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Mobile Money and the Limitations of Cash in Malawi

By Kirsty Gray The first thing I noticed when I arrived in Lilongwe, Malawi was cash. While Zambia rebased its...

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Franchising in Paraguay: Beyond Microfinance

By Dennis van Erp The World Wide Web tells us that: “traditional franchising is when a firm with an established...