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Dec 23, 2008, 11:30 ET

Microfinance Leader Makes Multi-million Dollar Investment in Microinsurance Companies

ACCION Invests $4.2m in New Microinsurance Initiatives to Help Move Microfinance Beyond Credit ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in...

Sep 05, 2008, 01:00 ET

ACCION Network Celebrates Compartamos in Reaching 1 Million Clients with Microfinance

BOGOTA, Colombia, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The ACCION Network today recognized and congratulated long-time partner Compartamos (BMV: COMPART) in...

Aug 18, 2008, 01:00 ET

Many Low-To-Moderate Income Americans Still Not 'Banked' Despite Numerous Financial Options Available

MIAMI and BOSTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study shows that nearly one-third of low-to-moderate income (LMI) Americans are either unbanked...

Jul 31, 2008, 01:00 ET

Pioneering Microfinance Organization Names New CFO

BOSTON, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that it has appointed Susan...

Jul 09, 2008, 01:00 ET

Charity Navigator Awards ACCION Coveted 4-Star Rating

BOSTON, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that it has been awarded Charity...

May 22, 2008, 01:00 ET

ACCION Invests in Tanzania's Akiba Commercial Bank

BOSTON, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) Investments, a for-profit company providing equity for microfinance institutions, and ACCION...

May 13, 2008, 01:00 ET

ACCION Chicago Holds Annual Community Partner Appreciation Reception and Features Small Business Clients with Remarks from Charles Evans, President, Chicago Federal Reserve Bank

CHICAGO, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION Chicago, a local non-profit microfinance lending organization, is holding their Annual Community Partner...

May 09, 2008, 01:00 ET

ACCION President to be Awarded 'Ellis Island Medal of Honor'

BOSTON, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that its president and CEO, Maria...

May 01, 2008, 01:00 ET

Standard Chartered, ACCION Call for Greater Capital-Market Engagement to Fund South Asian Microfinance

DELHI, India, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfinance institutions (MFIs) in South Asia urgently need access to capital markets to expand their...

Apr 15, 2008, 01:00 ET

ACCION USA Launches 'Build Your Credit' Seminars in Boston

BOSTON, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a Boston-based pioneer and leader in domestic microfinance, in partnership with American...

Apr 15, 2008, 01:00 ET

ACCION USA Launches 'Build Your Credit' Seminars in Miami

MIAMI, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a pioneer and leader in domestic microfinance, in partnership with American International Group,...

Apr 15, 2008, 01:00 ET

ACCION USA Launches 'Build Your Credit' Seminars in Atlanta

ATLANTA, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION USA, a pioneer and leader in domestic microfinance, in partnership with American International Group,...

Apr 03, 2008, 01:00 ET

Milestone for Microfinance: ACCION Network Reaches 3M Clients

BOSTON, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today announced that the number of...

Apr 01, 2008, 01:00 ET

ECOBANK and ACCION Launch Microfinance Operations in Ghana

ACCRA, Ghana, April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- EB-ACCION Savings & Loan, a microfinance bank formed through a partnership between ACCION(R)...

Mar 04, 2008, 00:00 ET

ACCION Names Cathy Quense Chief Deputy and Chief Administrative Officer

BOSTON, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that it has appointed Catherine...

Mar 03, 2008, 00:00 ET

ACCION Investments in Microfinance Supports Launch of Bancovelo, Honduras's Leading Commercial Microfinance Bank

BOSTON, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in global microfinance, today saluted the successful launch of...

Feb 28, 2008, 00:00 ET

Credit Suisse and ACCION to Sponsor 'Microfinance Cracking the Capital Markets III' Conference

BOSTON, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, and Credit Suisse, the global financial services...

Feb 12, 2008, 00:00 ET

Credit Suisse & ACCION International Present 3rd Annual Microfinance Conference

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cracking the Capital Markets III: A Focus on Risk, Reward & Innovation in Microfinance...

Feb 07, 2008, 00:00 ET

Microlender ACCION USA Launches Office in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfinance pioneer ACCION USA today announced the opening of its new lending office in Savannah. The...

Jan 24, 2008, 00:00 ET

Head of ACCION USA to Retire

BOSTON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Microfinance pioneer ACCION USA today announced that its president and CEO, William Burrus, will retire from the...