Press Releases

Press Releases

  • Accion Selected for ImpactAssets 50 2016

    April 20, 2017

    Annual ImpactAssets 50 list showcases experienced impact investment fund managers Cambridge, MA – April 20, 2017 – Accion announced today that it...

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  • Accion Report Shows How Leveraging Data Can Lead to Greater Financial Inclusion

    April 18, 2017

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

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  • First Circle Secures Funding from Global Investors to Expand Access to Credit in Southeast Asia

    April 12, 2017

    Manila, Philippines – April 12, 2017 – First Circle today confirmed investments from Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment...

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  • Lidya Raises Funding to Expand Access to Capital for Underserved Small Businesses in Nigeria

    March 29, 2017

    Washington, DC – March 29, 2017 – Lidya, a leading fintech platform based in Nigeria, announced today that it has closed a US$1.25 million seed...

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  • First Global Fintech Fund for the Underserved Closes with $141 Million in Capital Contributions

    March 05, 2017

    The Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund, managed by Quona Capital, invests in companies that innovate to expand access to financial services to...

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  • Accion Venture Lab Marks Second Successful Exit, Driving Social and Financial Impact from Investment in Clip

    February 14, 2017

    Washington, DC, February 14, 2016 – Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion leader Accion, announced today...

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  • Fintech Start-Up Destacame Closes Seed Funding Round to Expand Access to Credit in Latin America

    January 18, 2017

    Round, led by Accion Venture Lab, will support expansion of alternative credit scoring services for the underserved Santiago, Chile, January 18,...

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  • Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, Institute of International Finance and MetLife Foundation Launch Project to Help Banking Industry Overcome Barriers to Financial Inclusion

    January 13, 2017

    Project will help mainstream financial institutions overcome barriers to reaching unserved and underserved populations with quality financial...

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  • MetLife Foundation and Accion Launch Second Class of Training Program for China’s Microfinance Managers

    January 06, 2017

    Shanghai, China, January 6, 2017 – Accion, with the support of the MetLife Foundation, and in partnership with the Chinese Association of...

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  • Accion Venture Lab: Fintech Lenders Leveraging Technology to Close Critical Funding Gap for Small Businesses

    November 30, 2016

    Washington, DC, November 30, 2016 – Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment initiative of financial inclusion leader Accion, released a report...

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