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DemystData: Unlocking Financial Services through Better Use of Data and Predictive Technology

by Nancy Widjaja The sixth episode of VentureKast, Accion Venture Lab’s podcast series, is a conversation between host Vikas Raj...

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...

What’s Next for Accion

By Michael Schlein Three billion people live in or near poverty. They are left out of, or poorly served by,...

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...

Liping Li, an SME small business owner, sells her wares in Songshan district, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia.

SME Enterprise Solutions: A fintech Investor’s Perspective

By Will Rayner and Amee Patel Over the past few months, we’ve seen the emergence of an exciting new class of enterprise...

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Human Capital and Early-Stage Financial Inclusion Leaders

By Tahira Dosani and Nancy Widjaja What are the greatest challenges that young businesses face? Many might consider “getting funding”...

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Digital Financial Health: What Finance Can Learn From Medicine

By Nancy Widjaja and Nikhil Garg This post discussing financial health is in honor of #FinHealthMatters Day How much are...

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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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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...