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An Inclusive Financial Future Is Driven by Customer Needs and Cooperation

An Inclusive Financial Future Is Driven by Customer Needs and Cooperation

Working Together to Advance Financial Inclusion — Highlights from Money 20/20 By Vikas Raj When some of the world’s most creative...

Q&A: Bridging the Financial Services Gap for Rural and Agricultural Customers

Q&A: Bridging the Financial Services Gap for Rural and Agricultural Customers

Rural finance is on the agenda during European Microfinance Week Far from the bustling financial centers of the city, people...

Why I’m Grateful This Thanksgiving Season

Why I’m Grateful This Thanksgiving Season

By Michael Schlein As we gather with our families for Thanksgiving this week in the United States, I want to thank...

Entrepreneur Nelcy Gamarra accesses the Dialogue on Business program from her mobile phone.

From the Classroom to the Phone: New Digital Training Program for Entrepreneurs

Shoemakers, tailors, bakers — these small business owners are usually experts at their craft, but that doesn’t mean they automatically know everything...

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...

Mike Quinn of Zoona

Mike Quinn of Zoona

“If we provide a ‘business in a box’ that allows people to become successful entrepreneurs, good things will happen.” Zoona is an...

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...