Press Releases

Press Releases

  • 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,... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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  • Micro-enterprise lender AYE Finance raises Rs 70 crore in new round of funding

    November 22, 2016

    Delhi, India, November 22nd, 2016 – Delhi-based, non-banking finance company AYE Finance (AYE) has closed its Series B round of funding of... Read more »

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  • FedEx to Sponsor Award-Winning Accion Program to Expand Business Training Access for Microentrepreneurs

    November 17, 2016

    Bogota, Colombia, November 17, 2016  – Accion announced today that it has received a grant from FedEx to create a digital version – and... Read more »

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  • Accion Venture Lab Completes First Successful Exit in India-Based Lender Varthana, Generating Financial and Social Returns

    November 14, 2016

    Washington, DC, November 14, 2016 – Accion Venture Lab, the seed-stage investment vehicle of financial inclusion leader Accion, announced today that... Read more »

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  • Smart Campaign and The MasterCard Foundation in Partnership to Advance Consumer Protection in Financial Services

    November 01, 2016

    Washington, D.C., November 1, 2016 – The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) at Accion announced today a $4.4 million, three-year partnership... Read more »

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  • Kshama Fernandes of IFMR Capital to Receive Accion’s Edward W. Claugus Award for Financial Inclusion Leadership

    October 26, 2016

    Cambridge, MA, October 26, 2016 – Financial Inclusion pioneer Accion announced today that it will award the second Edward W. Claugus Award to Kshama... Read more »

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  • Coins Raises Series A to Support Increased Financial Inclusion in Southeast Asia

    October 23, 2016

    Washington, DC – October 23, 2016 – Digital payments and blockchain startup Coins announced today that it has raised a new US$5 million round of... Read more »

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