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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....

Innovation in MSME Finance: First Circle in the Philippines

Innovation in MSME Finance: First Circle in the Philippines

By Srishti Kedia The vast majority of businesses in the Philippines — 99% or more — belong in the micro, small, and medium (MSME) category....

Bridging the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

Bridging the Entrepreneurial Gender Gap

Women own 36 percent of all registered businesses in the United States, but women-owned businesses, or WOBs, account for only...

Banks and Fintech Startups are Working Together to Accelerate Financial Inclusion

Banks and Fintech Startups are Working Together to Accelerate Financial Inclusion

By Michael Schlein The newest report from the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) at Accion and the Institute of International Finance (IIF) discusses the value of...

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...

Accion Venture Lab Expands Africa Team

Accion Venture Lab Expands Africa Team

By Amee Parbhoo Accion Venture Lab has always had a commitment to growing and supporting fintech startups that are advancing financial...

When Fintech Founders Get Together: Highlights from Our 2017 CEO Summit

When Fintech Founders Get Together: Highlights from Our 2017 CEO Summit

By Nancy Widjaja Accion Venture Lab’s mission is to support early stage fintech startups in scaling innovations that enable underserved...

Inclusive Fintech Leaders Meet to Accelerate Innovation

Inclusive Fintech Leaders Meet to Accelerate Innovation

By Michael Schlein Last month, Accion Venture Lab, FMO, and Quona Capital hosted the CEO Forum and Fintech for Inclusion Global Summit 2017. These...

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 Microfinance Institutions Can Integrate Fintech

How Microfinance Institutions Can Integrate Fintech

By Michael Schlein Latin America pioneered commercial microfinance, leads the world in inclusive financial regulation, and has fewer financially excluded...