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Oct 06, 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...


Oct 04, 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...


Jul 20, 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...


Jul 05, 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,...


Jun 27, 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...


May 04, 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...


Apr 11, 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...


Jan 05, 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...


Jan 05, 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...


Dec 10, 2015, 13:18 ET Aye Finance to Help Micro Entrepreneurs Create, Expand Businesses

Small business lender Aye Finance announced today that it had received INR 20 crore in follow-on investments from Accion, a pioneer in financial...


Nov 17, 2015, 09:08 ET Accion va étendre l'argent mobile dans les régions rurales de l'Ouganda

Son partenariat avec UGAFODE MDI servira les communautés exclues de l'économie formelle de l'Ouganda La société Accion, l'innovateur mondial...


Oct 05, 2015, 11:07 ET El Dr. Daniel Schydlowsky, del Perú, recibe el galardón Edward W. Claugus por su liderazgo en el campo de la inclusión financiera

El Dr. Daniel Schydlowsky, Superintendente de Banca, Seguros y Administradoras de Fondos de Pensiones del Perú, recibió el premio...


Oct 01, 2015, 09:00 ET Accion and the Center for Financial Inclusion Launch FI2020 Progress Report

 While financial inclusion efforts have made great strides in promoting access to financial services for low-income people – 700 million...


Sep 24, 2014, 10:00 ET 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 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 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...


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...


Nov 28, 2012, 09:00 ET 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...


Oct 03, 2012, 08:00 ET 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 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...