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Does human touch have a place in the age of digital financial services?

When to balance the use of digital and physical touchpoints to deliver inclusive finance By Paul Lamont While on a recent...

Can We Make the Digital Revolution Work for Everyone?

Can We Make the Digital Revolution Work for Everyone?

Technology and Financial Inclusion Come Together at Web Summit By Michael Schlein The phone you have in your pocket is probably...

The Paygo team at work on their smart meter for cooking gas

7 Fintech Trends to Watch in 2018

Insights from a global seed-stage investor in fintech for the underserved By Amee Parbhoo We’re in the middle of a fintech...

Checking In With the Startup That’s Revolutionizing Kenyan Agriculture

Checking In With the Startup That’s Revolutionizing Kenyan Agriculture

Portfolio Engagement: Accion Venture Lab Visits Apollo Agriculture By Coryell Stout Venture Lab recognizes that support beyond capital is critical to...

How Lulalend Uses Data to Fund South Africa’s Small Businesses

How Lulalend Uses Data to Fund South Africa’s Small Businesses

Innovation in MSME Finance: Lulalend in South Africa South Africa has one of the largest economies in Africa, but its economic...

Bunmi Lawson of Accion Microfinance Bank

One Woman’s Effort to End Financial Services Inequality in Nigeria

Q&A with Accion Microfinance Bank CEO Bunmi Lawson Women. Farmers. Entrepreneurs. The people who need loans in Nigeria are the same...

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...

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...