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Sep 10, 2009, 14:00 ET

ACCION Names Michael Schlein as New President and CEO

ACCION International, a pioneer and global leader in microfinance, today announced that it has named Michael Schlein as its new President and...

Aug 10, 2009, 16:15 ET

Maria Otero Confirmed as Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs

ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, announced today that former CEO Maria Otero has been confirmed by the Senate and...

Jul 28, 2009, 12:04 ET

ACCION to Sponsor 'Microfinance for Institutional Investors'

ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that it will serve as the official sponsor of a new conference...

Jun 29, 2009, 11:04 ET

ACCION Welcomes New Board Chair and Members

Microfinance Organization Names Diana Taylor to Board Chairmanship ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced...

Jun 17, 2009, 18:24 ET

McGraw Hill Releases Microfinance for Bankers and Investors

Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges of the Market at the Bottom of the Pyramid McGraw-Hill Professional has released Microfinance for...

Jun 02, 2009, 17:13 ET

ACCION and enConfianza Microfinanciera Partner to Serve More Microentrepreneurs in Mexico

ACCION Signs Technical Assistance Contract to Increase Impact in Major Microfinance Market ACCION International, a pioneer and leader in...

May 13, 2009, 09:11 ET

Obama Administration Nominates Microfinance Leader as U.S. Under Secretary of Global Affairs, Department of State

ACCION's Maria Otero to Serve as One of Six Under Secretaries of State; Tapped to Lead U.S. Foreign Relations on Democracy, Human Rights, Labor,...

Apr 30, 2009, 13:21 ET

Microfinance Leader Awarded Prestigious IDB Prize for Latin American Development

ACCION Wins Inter-American Development Bank's First "Juscelino Kubitschek Award" ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance,...

Mar 30, 2009, 14:31 ET

Microfinance Leaders Join International Steering Committee of the Campaign for Client Protection in Microfinance

Sights Set on Providing Microfinance Institutions Worldwide with Tools to Ensure Commitment to Clients' Best Interests In the face of major client...

Jan 28, 2009, 11:45 ET

'Lend to End Poverty' Campaign Calls On World Economic Forum to Prioritize Microfinance

Over 20,000 People Sign Petition in Advance of Davos Meeting ACCION(R) International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today formally...

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...