Michael Schlein

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...

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...

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...