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How Agency Banking Bridges the Technology Gap in Nigeria

By Oladapo Famuyide This work was funded by Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. In Lagos, Nigeria it is common for bank...

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Cash is Still King in Nigeria

By Paul Breloff and Amee Patel As fintech futurists, we’re often cast in the role of cash killer and digital...

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Behind the Scenes: Masuna Chikami and Accion Microfinance Bank

By Jordan Coriza Work Hard, Be Honest, Remain Humble. That was the direction given to microfinance expert Masuna Chikami by his...

Venture Lab in Africa: Heading West in 2016

By Amee Patel Over the past few years, Venture Lab has primarily focused on East African fintech investments, such as...

“My future is bright”: the story of Madam Olori E. Odidbo

“My future is bright”: the story of Madam Olori E. Odidbo

The pride of every microfinance institution is to know that its  support brings change to the lives of its micro-entrepreneurs...

What Does a Debit Card Have to Do With Microfinance?

What Does a Debit Card Have to Do With Microfinance?

I asked myself the same question when I was assigned my project: to come up with a strategy to increase...

What does the future of Nigeria have to do with Accion Microfinance Bank?

What does the future of Nigeria have to do with Accion Microfinance Bank?

I left Nigeria almost fourteen years ago and while some things have changed, a lot has stayed the same. For...

This is customer service at its finest

This is customer service at its finest

8:00 a.m. – the Ketu branch of ACCION Microfinance Bank (AMfB) in Lagos, Nigeria is starting to gear up for...

Lagos: Larger than Life

Lagos: Larger than Life

Much like Dave Firth Bard’s experiences before heading to Patna, India, when it became known that I’d be spending a...

Lots to see in Lagos

Lots to see in Lagos

Posted by Alexandra Shaw, ACCION International Christian is a client of ACCION Microfinance Bank in Lagos, Nigeria. He sells dried fish,...