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Aug 13, 2015, 08:00 ET
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India's Financial inclusion leader IFMR Holdings raises $25m from Accion, LeapFrog and Lok

IFMR Holdings, a leading financial inclusion platform in India, today announced that they have raised US$ 25 million in equity from Accion, a...

Jun 22, 2015, 06:00 ET
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Accion Welcomes Two New Board Members

Financial inclusion pioneer Accion announced today that it has elected two new members to its board of directors: Elizabeth McCaul,...

Jun 04, 2015, 11:00 ET
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Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion's 'By the Numbers' Report Assesses Progress toward Global Financial Inclusion

 The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) at Accion – an action-oriented think tank working toward full global financial inclusion...

May 27, 2015, 10:16 ET
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Accion: MetLife Foundation Grant to Support Financial Inclusion in Myanmar

 Financial inclusion pioneer Accion announced today that the MetLife Foundation has awarded Accion a $250,000 grant over two years to support...

Apr 28, 2015, 04:00 ET
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Accion, FMO and Triodos Investment Management Form Consortium To Strengthen Financial Inclusion in Myanmar

Financial inclusion pioneer Accion, the Dutch development bank FMO, and Triodos Investment Management today announced their plans to invest in and...

Mar 26, 2015, 01:30 ET
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Accion Venture Lab and Artha Initiative Close Series A Fundraising Round in Artoo

 Accion Venture Lab and Switzerland-based Rianta Capital Zurich's Artha Initiative announced today that their recent investments in Artoo had...

Feb 23, 2015, 01:30 ET
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Accion and SAIF Partners Co-Invest in India-Based Aye Finance

SAIF Partners and Accion today announced co-investments in Aye Finance, an India-based lender that will serve thousands of profitable micro, small,...

Feb 10, 2015, 06:00 ET
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The World's Growing Aging Population Presents Financial Challenges and Market Opportunities for Public and Private Sectors

Today, the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI) and HelpAge International released Aging and Financial Inclusion: An Opportunity, a...

Nov 12, 2014, 22:05 ET

Le Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion et The MasterCard Foundation s'associent pour renforcer la gouvernance d'entreprise en Afrique

-- Ce soutien va renforcer la gouvernance en microfinance et la gestion des risques en Afrique, en faisant des dirigeants africains de la...

Nov 12, 2014, 12:00 ET
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Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion and The MasterCard Foundation Partner to Strengthen Board Governance in Africa

 The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion today announced a $6.1 million partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to launch the Accion...

Sep 24, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Accion Reaffirms Commitment to Expand Financial Services to Rural Unbanked in Peru Through the Acquisition of a 10 Percent Stake in Credinka

Accion, a leader in microfinance, today announced its purchase of a 10 percent stake in Peruvian microfinance institution Credinka from majority...

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...