financial inclusion

Sobering news on financial inclusion

Sobering news on financial inclusion

Looking into the World Bank’s Global Findex data By Michael Schlein The World Bank’s recent Global Findex report found that since 2014,...

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...

How Accion, MetLife Foundation will improve financial inclusion in LatAm

How Accion, MetLife Foundation will improve financial inclusion in LatAm

Originally published on BNamericas by Ulric Rindebro Global nonprofit Accion and the MetLife Foundation announced a new partnership in Latin America earlier this...

What is identity and why does it matter?

What is identity and why does it matter?

Investigating identity as a building block for financial inclusion By Priya Punatar Have you ever opened a savings account? Taken out...

The business case for financial inclusion: A multi-trillion-dollar proposition

The business case for financial inclusion: A multi-trillion-dollar proposition

A high-level business case for financial inclusion constructed using data on the impact of M-PESA on poverty in Kenya By Ethan Loufield...

The high cost of going for Olympic gold

The high cost of going for Olympic gold

Athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics face barriers to financial health Nearly 3,000 top athletes from 92 countries are converging...

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...