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May 07, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Accion Venture Lab Invests in RevolutionCredit

Accion, a pioneer and leader in financial inclusion, today announced an investment in the financial capability and behavioral-credit insight...

Nov 13, 2013, 09:00 ET
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Accion's Venture Lab Closes Two New Investments

Accion today announced two new investments made through Venture Lab, its $10-million seed-capital initiative to invest in and support innovative...

Oct 28, 2013, 07:00 ET
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Full Financial Inclusion Possible by 2020

The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion launched today the Financial Inclusion 2020 Global Forum with remarks from  Michael Corbat, CEO...

Sep 24, 2013, 09:00 ET
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Coalition of Public, Private and Civil Society Leaders Unveils Roadmap to Financial Inclusion

 Financial Inclusion 2020 today announced the launch of the Roadmap to Financial Inclusion, a series of recommendations designed to expand...

Aug 23, 2013, 09:00 ET
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Citi and MasterCard CEOs Join Financial Inclusion 2020 Global Forum Agenda

 Today, the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion announced that Michael Corbat, CEO of Citi (NYSE: C) and Ajay Banga, CEO of MasterCard...

Jun 11, 2013, 08:00 ET
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Rising Incomes Offer New Opportunities for Financial Inclusion

 Today, the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion and MasterCard released Growing Income, Growing Inclusion: How Rising Incomes at the Base...

May 28, 2013, 08:00 ET
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Financial Inclusion 2020 Demonstrates Unprecedented Global Collaboration of Leading Companies, NGOs, Policymakers and Regulators

The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion® today announced that it has received a $400,000 grant for its Financial Inclusion 2020 project...

Mar 11, 2013, 08:00 ET

Bridge Launches with $24 Million in Funding -- Bringing Social Investment to Strengthen Rural Finance in the Philippines

 Bridge, a financial services company with a new approach to strengthening provincial banking and a commitment to social impact, fully focused...

Feb 04, 2013, 09:00 ET
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MasterCard and The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion Team up to Advance Financial Inclusion

 The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion together with MasterCard today launched Mapping the Invisible Market, a major research...

Jan 28, 2013, 10:30 ET
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The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, Citi, and Visa Inc. Launch Financial Inclusion 2020 to Accelerate Universal Financial Access

 The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, together with Citi (NYSE: C) and Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), today announced the launch of the...

Nov 28, 2012, 09:00 ET
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Accion's Frontier Investments Group and Saama Capital Invest $4 Million in Mortgage Company Focused on Low-income Families in India

 Accion, a pioneer and leader in bringing financial services to the underserved, today announced that its Frontier Investments Group along...

Nov 15, 2012, 12:37 ET
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Bamboo Finance Acquires Accion Investment Fund in a US$105 Million Landmark Transaction

Bamboo Finance, a global private equity group specializing in microfinance and financing social entrepreneurship, announced today that it has...

Oct 31, 2012, 19:40 ET

"La Educación es Tarea de Todos". Culmina La Cumbre de Líderes en Accion por la Educación 2012

La Cumbre de Líderes en Acción por la Educación 2012 "multiplicando experiencias educativas" (CLASE 2012) culminó exitosamente...

Oct 15, 2012, 13:44 ET
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16 de octubre - Día Mundial de la Alimentación

Mañana, 16 de Octubre, es el Día Mundial de la Alimentación. Para conmemorar esta cita tan importante Acción contra el...

Oct 03, 2012, 08:00 ET
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Accion Invests $3 Million in Mobile Services Provider Tiaxa

 Accion announced today that its Frontier Investments Group has invested US$3 million in Zonamovil Inc. ("Tiaxa"), a Chilean provider of...

Sep 13, 2012, 10:00 ET
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Accion Establishes Official Organizational Archives at Tufts

Accion®, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced the establishment of its official archives, to be housed within Tufts...

Aug 29, 2012, 10:00 ET
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Accion Named High-Impact Nonprofit by Philanthropedia

 Accion®, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, has been named one of 11 high-impact nonprofits working in the field of...

Jul 24, 2012, 12:00 ET
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Accion launches Avanza, a Microfinance Portfolio Management Service Deploying New Credit Methodology

 Accion, a global leader and pioneer in microfinance, today announced the launch of Avanza, a new service that will manage microfinance...

Jul 24, 2012, 12:00 ET
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Acción lanza Avanza, un servicio de gestión de productos y servicios microfinancieros con nuevas metodologías de crédito

Acción, un líder mundial y pionero en el campo de las microfinanzas, anunció hoy el lanzamiento de Avanza, un nuevo servicio que...

Jul 24, 2012, 03:00 ET

Client Protection Principles in Microfinance: Accion's Smart Campaign Partners With MFIN and Sa-Dhan

'The Smart Campaign,' an initiative of the global microfinance industry housed at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, is partnering with...