financial inclusion

What Does Financial Inclusion Have to Do with the Sustainable Development Goals?

What Does Financial Inclusion Have to Do with the Sustainable Development Goals?

Why my passion for international development led me to work in digital finance By Kathleen Yaworsky People who know me are...

Aneesh Varma of Aire

Aneesh Varma of Aire

“I look at all my journeys of starting a company as trying to unlock some social change.” Aire is a London-based...

Why Accion Venture Lab Invested in NOW Money

Why Accion Venture Lab Invested in NOW Money

By Amee Parbhoo Despite the fact that they are wealthy and modern, cities like Dubai in the Gulf Cooperation Council...

Why We Care about the SDGs… And What We’re Doing About It

Why We Care about the SDGs… And What We’re Doing About It

By Sonja Kelly, Director of Research, Center for Financial Inclusion This week and next, three Accion staff — myself, Pablo Antón Díaz, and Kathleen...

Chatbots for Financial Inclusion: How to Dance the Cha-Cha-Chatbot

Chatbots for Financial Inclusion: How to Dance the Cha-Cha-Chatbot

By Nicholas Drayson There’s been a lot of chatbot chit-chat in the financial inclusion space recently, and for good reason....

The Future of Finance in Myanmar is Digital

The Future of Finance in Myanmar is Digital

By Jason Loughnane Recently, we traveled to Myanmar to see for ourselves how the arrival of technology is changing the...

5 Takeaways from Money20/20 Europe

5 Takeaways from Money20/20 Europe

By Katie Mounts Money20/20 hosts several of the world’s largest conferences about financial services and the future of money. Speakers and...

How Blockchain and Financial Services Can Reach the Underserved

How Blockchain and Financial Services Can Reach the Underserved

By Kathleen Yaworsky With IBM and others that offer blockchain-as-a-service providing a hosted distributed ledger platform that’s ready to go...

Promising Developments in Mobile Financial Services

Promising Developments in Mobile Financial Services

By Tess Johnson Despite the excitement about moving mobile financial services (MFS) to a richer smartphone-based environment, we still have...

Unlocking the Promise of Big Data to Promote Financial Inclusion report cover by Accion Global Advisory Services

Unlocking the Promise of Big Data to Promote Financial Inclusion

By Kathleen Yaworsky Every half hour, the internet – combined with internet-connected devices such as phones, computers, and home appliances...