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03 May, 2017, 00:01 ET Insurtech Leader AllLife Raises Funds to Expand Coverage to People Living with Diabetes and HIV

AllLife, a South Africa-based company disrupting the life insurance space with life coverage for those living with HIV and diabetes, has announced...


18 Apr, 2017, 06:00 ET Accion Report Shows How Leveraging Data Can Lead to Greater Financial Inclusion

- Report finds tremendous potential for financial service providers (FSPs) to leverage data-driven innovations to improve business...


12 Apr, 2017, 06:00 ET First Circle Secures Funding from Global Investors to Expand Access to Credit in Southeast Asia

First Circle today confirmed investments from Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion leader Accion, and...


29 Mar, 2017, 06:00 ET Lidya Raises Funding to Expand Access to Capital for Underserved Small Businesses in Nigeria

Lidya, a leading fintech platform based in Nigeria, announced today that it has closed a US$1.25 million seed funding round to further its mission...


05 Mar, 2017, 19:00 ET First Global Fintech Fund for the Underserved Closes with $141 Million in Capital Contributions

- Three billion people around the world are underserved by the financial sector, with limited or no access to quality savings, credit,...


05 Mar, 2017, 19:00 ET El primer fondo mundial de tecnología financiera para sectores marginados cierra con aportes de capital por USD 141 millones

- Tres mil millones de personas de todo el mundo son relegadas por el sistema financiero y tienen un acceso limitado o nulo a cuentas de...


05 Mar, 2017, 19:00 ET O Primeiro Fundo Global de Tecnologia Financeira para os Desatendidos Fecha com US$141 Milhões em Contribuições de Capital

- Três bilhões de pessoas em todo o mundo continuam sendo desatendidas pelo setor financeiro, com acesso limitado ou inexistente a...


14 Feb, 2017, 06:00 ET Accion Venture Lab Marks Second Successful Exit, Driving Social and Financial Impact from Investment in Clip

Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion leader Accion, announced today that it has marked its second...


18 Jan, 2017, 06:00 ET Fintech Start-Up Destacame Closes Seed Funding Round to Expand Access to Credit in Latin America

Chilean-based alternative credit scoring startup Destacame announced today that it has closed its seed round of financing. Funds will support the...


30 Nov, 2016, 10:03 ET Accion Venture Lab: Fintech Lenders Leveraging Technology to Close Critical Funding Gap for Small Businesses

Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion leader Accion, released a report today on the latest innovations in...


17 Nov, 2016, 06:00 ET FedEx patrocinará galardonado programa de Acción para ampliar el acceso a capacitación empresarial para microempresarios

Acción anunció el día de hoy que ha recibido una subvención de FedEx para crear una versión digital - y en última instancia ampliar el impacto - de...


17 Nov, 2016, 06:00 ET FedEx to Sponsor Award-Winning Accion Program to Expand Business Training Access for Microentrepreneurs

Accion announced today that it has received a grant from FedEx to create a digital version – and ultimately expand the impact – of its...


17 Nov, 2016, 06:00 ET FedEx patrocinará galardonado programa de Acción para ampliar el acceso a capacitación empresarial para microempresarios

Acción anunció el día de hoy que ha recibido una subvención de FedEx para crear una versión digital - y en última instancia ampliar el impacto - de...


14 Nov, 2016, 20:00 ET Accion Venture Lab Completes First Successful Exit in India-Based Lender Varthana, Generating Financial and Social Returns

Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment vehicle of financial inclusion leader Accion, announced today that it has successfully exited an...


01 Nov, 2016, 06:00 ET Smart Campaign and The MasterCard Foundation in Partnership to Advance Consumer Protection in Financial Services

The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) at Accion announced today a $4.4 million, three-year partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to tackle...


23 Oct, 2016, 12:00 ET Coins Raises Series A to Support Increased Financial Inclusion in Southeast Asia

Digital payments and blockchain startup Coins announced today that it has raised a new US$5 million round of funding to further its mission of...


06 Oct, 2016, 13:51 ET Lulalend Raises New Round of Funding to Support Credit Access for Small Businesses in South Africa

South Africa-based online lending platform Lulalend announced today that it raised a new round of financing. Funds will support the company's...


04 Oct, 2016, 06:00 ET Accion Promotes Kevin Saunders to General Counsel

 Accion announced today the appointment of Kevin Saunders as General Counsel. Saunders had previously served as Accion's Deputy General Counsel...


20 Jul, 2016, 06:00 ET Accion Names Tahira Dosani and Vikas Raj Managing Directors of Accion Venture Lab

 Accion announced today that Tahira Dosani and Vikas Raj have been named the new Managing Directors of Accion Venture Lab, Accion's impact...


05 Jul, 2016, 08:00 ET Fintech Start-Up NeoGrowth Raises Its Largest Equity Round to Support Credit Access for Entrepreneurs in India

 Fintech start-up NeoGrowth has raised $35 million (or INR 225 Crores) of equity to-date to advance its efforts to help small retailers,...


27 Jun, 2016, 06:00 ET Accion Welcomes Raza Dean and Nick Talwar to Its Board of Directors

Financial inclusion pioneer Accion today announced the appointment of financial service industry leaders Raza Dean and Nick Talwar to the...


04 May, 2016, 09:00 ET MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga to Receive Accion Leadership in Financial Inclusion Award

Financial inclusion pioneer Accion announced today that it will recognize and celebrate MasterCard president and CEO Ajay Banga for his leadership...


11 Apr, 2016, 06:00 ET Accion Venture Lab to Empower Additional Creditworthy Consumers through Investment in Aire

 Financial inclusion pioneer Accion announced today that it will help more creditworthy households responsibly access credit and build their...


05 Jan, 2016, 06:00 ET Acción Venture Lab invierte en Tienda Pago para ayudar a las pequeñas empresas latinoamericanas

Acción, un pionero de la inclusión financiera, anunció una nueva inversión hoy en Tienda Pago que ayudará a las...


05 Jan, 2016, 06:00 ET Venture Lab da Accion investe na Tienda Pago para ajudar pequenas empresas latino-americanas

A Accion, pioneira em inclusão financeira, anunciou hoje um novo investimento na Tienda Pago, que irá ajudar pequenas e médias...