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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...


Aug 29, 2012, 10:00 ET 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 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, 12:00 ET 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 23, 2012, 20:12 ET Accion invierte en la microfinanciera mexicana CrediConfía para ayudar a llevar la inclusión financiera a zonas marginadas

Accion®, entidad pionera y líder en las microfinanzas internacionales, anunció hoy la culminación de una inversión por un...


Jul 23, 2012, 13:00 ET Accion Invests in Mexican Microfinance Institution CrediConfia To Help Expand Financial Inclusion to Underserved Regions

Accion®, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced that it has completed an investment totaling US $1.9m in CrediConfia, a...


Jun 26, 2012, 21:00 ET Sagamore Investments to Invest US $22 Million In Accion Microfinance China

 Accion®, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, announced today that Sagamore Investments has agreed to invest RMB 140...


Apr 26, 2012, 12:00 ET Accion Releases Report on Financial Behavior Of Rural Residents in Latin America

Accion, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today released a report providing the financial industry with important recommendations for creating...


Apr 04, 2012, 11:00 ET Accion Launches $10m Venture Lab, a Seed-Stage Investment Initiative for Financial Inclusion Start-ups

Accion, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced the launch of Venture Lab, an initiative dedicated to providing seed capital...


Mar 20, 2012, 12:00 ET Accion Unites Globally Around New Shared Identity

Accion®, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced the launch of its new global identity, which positions the nonprofit to...


Jan 04, 2012, 13:00 ET ACCION Names Donella M. Rapier as Its New Chief Development and Administration Officer

 ACCION®, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced the appointment of Donella M. Rapier as its new Chief Development...


Oct 17, 2011, 12:06 ET ACCION, Microfinance Pioneer, Marks 50th Birthday, Having Helped Build 62 Microfinance Institutions in 31 Countries on Four Continents

ACCION, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today marks its 50th anniversary, having grown from a volunteer organization initially focused...