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Oct 11, 2017, 15:56 ET ESCALA Educación obtiene financiamiento de inversionistas a nivel mundial para incentivar los ahorros para la educación superior en Colombia

ESCALA Educación, de Colombia, anunció hoy que ha cerrado una ronda de financiamiento inicial para fomentar los ahorros para la educación superior,...


Aug 22, 2017, 10:00 ET UAE-Based Fintech Start-Up Secures $700K Investment to Advance Financial Services Access for Underserved Migrant Workers

NOW Money has secured an investment of $700,000 from two U.S.-based venture capital investors – Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment...


Jul 18, 2017, 06:00 ET Accion Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for Fourth Consecutive Year

Accion's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's...


Jun 27, 2017, 13:45 ET Accion Board of Directors Welcomes Bob Annibale and Phillip Riese

Global nonprofit and financial inclusion pioneer Accion today announced the appointment of Bob Annibale and Phillip Riese to the organization's...


May 31, 2017, 15:56 ET Accion Names Brian Clancy as Chief Planning & Development Officer

Financial inclusion pioneer Accion announced today the appointment of Brian Clancy as Chief Planning & Development Officer. In this role, Brian...


May 03, 2017, 00:01 ET Insurtech Leader AllLife Raises Funds to Expand Coverage to People Living with Diabetes and HIV

AllLife, a South Africa-based company disrupting the life insurance space with life coverage for those living with HIV and diabetes, has announced...


Apr 18, 2017, 06:00 ET Accion Report Shows How Leveraging Data Can Lead to Greater Financial Inclusion

- Report finds tremendous potential for financial service providers (FSPs) to leverage data-driven innovations to improve business...


Apr 12, 2017, 06:00 ET First Circle Secures Funding from Global Investors to Expand Access to Credit in Southeast Asia

First Circle today confirmed investments from Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion leader Accion, and...


Mar 29, 2017, 06:00 ET Lidya Raises Funding to Expand Access to Capital for Underserved Small Businesses in Nigeria

Lidya, a leading fintech platform based in Nigeria, announced today that it has closed a US$1.25 million seed funding round to further its mission...


Mar 05, 2017, 19:00 ET First Global Fintech Fund for the Underserved Closes with $141 Million in Capital Contributions

- Three billion people around the world are underserved by the financial sector, with limited or no access to quality savings, credit,...


Mar 05, 2017, 19:00 ET El primer fondo mundial de tecnología financiera para sectores marginados cierra con aportes de capital por USD 141 millones

- Tres mil millones de personas de todo el mundo son relegadas por el sistema financiero y tienen un acceso limitado o nulo a cuentas de...


Mar 05, 2017, 19:00 ET O Primeiro Fundo Global de Tecnologia Financeira para os Desatendidos Fecha com US$141 Milhões em Contribuições de Capital

- Três bilhões de pessoas em todo o mundo continuam sendo desatendidas pelo setor financeiro, com acesso limitado ou inexistente a...


Feb 14, 2017, 06:00 ET Accion Venture Lab Marks Second Successful Exit, Driving Social and Financial Impact from Investment in Clip

Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion leader Accion, announced today that it has marked its second...


Jan 18, 2017, 06:00 ET Fintech Start-Up Destacame Closes Seed Funding Round to Expand Access to Credit in Latin America

Chilean-based alternative credit scoring startup Destacame announced today that it has closed its seed round of financing. Funds will support the...


Nov 30, 2016, 10:03 ET Accion Venture Lab: Fintech Lenders Leveraging Technology to Close Critical Funding Gap for Small Businesses

Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion leader Accion, released a report today on the latest innovations in...


Nov 17, 2016, 06:00 ET FedEx patrocinará galardonado programa de Acción para ampliar el acceso a capacitación empresarial para microempresarios

Acción anunció el día de hoy que ha recibido una subvención de FedEx para crear una versión digital - y en última instancia ampliar el impacto - de...


Nov 17, 2016, 06:00 ET FedEx to Sponsor Award-Winning Accion Program to Expand Business Training Access for Microentrepreneurs

Accion announced today that it has received a grant from FedEx to create a digital version – and ultimately expand the impact – of its...


Nov 17, 2016, 06:00 ET FedEx patrocinará galardonado programa de Acción para ampliar el acceso a capacitación empresarial para microempresarios

Acción anunció el día de hoy que ha recibido una subvención de FedEx para crear una versión digital - y en última instancia ampliar el impacto - de...


Nov 14, 2016, 20:00 ET Accion Venture Lab Completes First Successful Exit in India-Based Lender Varthana, Generating Financial and Social Returns

Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment vehicle of financial inclusion leader Accion, announced today that it has successfully exited an...


Nov 01, 2016, 06:00 ET Smart Campaign and The MasterCard Foundation in Partnership to Advance Consumer Protection in Financial Services

The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) at Accion announced today a $4.4 million, three-year partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to tackle...


Oct 23, 2016, 12:00 ET Coins Raises Series A to Support Increased Financial Inclusion in Southeast Asia

Digital payments and blockchain startup Coins announced today that it has raised a new US$5 million round of funding to further its mission of...


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,...