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Adapting to Disruption: MFIs Consider Fintech

By Micaela McCandless I’m sitting in a conference room surrounded by CEOs and board members from microfinance banks throughout Latin...

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7 Trends for the Future of Fintech for Financial Inclusion

By Amee Patel Nearly four years ago, when Accion Venture Lab made its first investment, we set out to fill...

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Disruption via Touch: NeoGrowth’s Take on Fintech

By Jackson Scher We at Quona had the opportunity to host P.K. Khaithan, CEO of one of our portfolio companies, NeoGrowth. During...

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Banco Ademi: Financial Inclusion in the Dominican Republic

By Roxanne Alvarez On a very muggy Monday morning in the seaside city of Punta Cana on the Dominican Republic’s...

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Rural Banking and the Promise of Cacao

By Bruce MacDonald In part one of this post, Bruce MacDonald of the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion discussed the potential impact of...

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ASEAN Integration’s Impact on Philippine Banking

By Bruce MacDonald As 2016 New Year’s resolutions went, few matched the enthusiasm, ambition and fragility of the commitment made...

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More than Microfinance: Financial Literacy in India

By Usha Gopinath In the village of Sarai Kaji outside the city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India, a woman...

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How a Tech Startup Helps Small Businesses in India Grow

By Jackson Scher We at Quona had the opportunity to host P.K. Khaithan, CEO of one of our portfolio companies,...

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The Problem With Credit and How to Fix it

See if you can spot the problem with how we provide individuals and businesses with access to credit: We get...

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MMLP and the Winter of China’s Microfinance Industry

By Amy An and Dandan Wang China’s economic growth rate has recently dropped to the lowest point in 25 years. As...