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Men working with wood. Small businesses in Mozambique need financial services

A plan to bring Mozambique’s small businesses the support they need

Socremo brings financial services to the underserved in Mozambique By Robert Ongodia and Rachel Morpeth Mozambique is one of Africa’s...

Aadhaar, Demonetization, and the Future of Finance in India

Aadhaar, Demonetization, and the Future of Finance in India

My Discussion with Vijay Mahajan By Michael Schlein Vijay Mahajan is a hero of mine. A graduate of both the Indian Institutes...

Not just loans, SmartCoin brings financial health to low-income Indians

Not just loans, SmartCoin brings financial health to low-income Indians

Why we invested in SmartCoin in India By Paarul Dudeja The majority of adults in India have little to no formal...

How can we solve Americans’ financial health crisis?

How can we solve Americans’ financial health crisis?

We’re looking for fintech startups that can help Americans build financial health By Rob Stevens Do you have at least $400...

Can investors empower women and lift people out of poverty?

Can investors empower women and lift people out of poverty?

Discussing financial inclusion and fintech on The Finsider podcast By Tahira Dosani Women account for half of any country’s talent base,...

In a changing climate, technology provides a lifeline for farmers

In a changing climate, technology provides a lifeline for farmers

Why we’re investing in Pula to support agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia By Rob Stevens and Amee Parbhoo Smallholder farmers...

Demystifying digital lending to reach the underserved

Demystifying digital lending to reach the underserved

By Michael Schlein Technology has fundamentally changed how we send and receive money, purchase insurance, or even think about currency. It...

Six things we hope to see in the World Bank’s Global Findex

Six things we hope to see in the World Bank’s Global Findex

The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion’s wish list for financial inclusion progress By Sonja Kelly and Elisabeth Rhyne The World...

Now what? The path forward for financial services in a digital world

Now what? The path forward for financial services in a digital world

New paper: Unlocking the power of digital lending to advance financial inclusion By Kathleen Yaworsky There’s no excuse for excluding people...

Will fintech realize its potential for financial inclusion?

Will fintech realize its potential for financial inclusion?

By Michael Schlein Later this month, the World Bank will release the standard measurement on global progress toward financial inclusion: the...