Michael Schlein

Can impact investing rekindle the American dream?

Can impact investing rekindle the American dream?

By Michael Schlein It’s getting harder and harder to realize the American dream. Nearly half of all Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck. Roughly...

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...

Michael Schlein Named in Institutional Investor’s Fintech Finance 40

Michael Schlein Named in Institutional Investor’s Fintech Finance 40

Fostering Innovation and Inclusion in Financial Services “We’re finding ways to meet the financial needs of the poor faster, better,...

New Strategies and Technologies Are Making Insurance More Inclusive

New Strategies and Technologies Are Making Insurance More Inclusive

By Michael Schlein Financial services can help make our lives better. They can help us save for the future, seize opportunities,...

Trends That May Change the World

Trends That May Change the World

From big data to digital payments, fintech may help us reach those left out By Michael Schlein We’re living in the golden...

Why I’m Grateful This Thanksgiving Season

Why I’m Grateful This Thanksgiving Season

By Michael Schlein As we gather with our families for Thanksgiving this week in the United States, I want to thank...

How Will We Create a Financially Inclusive World?

How Will We Create a Financially Inclusive World?

By Michael Schlein This piece is based on Accion President and CEO Michael Schlein’s remarks during the opening keynote at FINNOSUMMIT,...

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...

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...

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...