Latin America

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...

invoice-financing-Accion-Venture-Lab-Quona-Capital

Innovating Invoice Financing: The Future is Now in Latin America

By Jackie Hyland and Adam Hartmann As part of our Best of 2016 series, we are re-publishing some of the...

microfinance-client-don-hugo-bogota-colombia-accion

3 Reasons Microfinance Still Matters

By Emma Kelsey “Banco Occidente, Banco Caja Social, Citibank, BBVA…” Don Hugo listed off the banks he had taken loans...

Access to Finance in Latin America – Trends and Strategies

By Solana Cozzo Accion’s work in Latin America began in the barrios of Venezuela in the early ’60s. Although during...

3 Reasons Microfinance Still Matters

3 Reasons Microfinance Still Matters

“Banco Occidente, Banco Caja Social, Citibank, BBVA…” Don Hugo listed off the banks he had taken loans from in the...

Making Friends on the Road

Making Friends on the Road

Outside the arrivals terminal at the Medellín airport, I was scanning the busy road for a bus that would take...

Loan shark lurks Compartamos waters

Loan shark lurks Compartamos waters

One of the reasons microfinance emerged in the first place is to stop loan sharks from lending money to people...