Press Releases

Press Releases

  • Accion, FMO and Triodos Investment Management Form Consortium To Strengthen Financial Inclusion in Myanmar

    April 28, 2015

    Microfinance Investors to Strengthen Dawn Microfinance  at the ‘Final Frontier’ of Financial Inclusion CAMBRIDGE, MA, APRIL 28, 2015 –... Read more »

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  • Accion Venture Lab and Artha Initiative Close Series A Fundraising Round in Artoo

    March 26, 2015

    India-Based FinTech startup’s holistic CRM solution improves lending institutions’ customer experience; unlocks new markets; and promotes access to... Read more »

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  • Accion and SAIF Partners Co-Invest in India-Based Aye Finance

    February 23, 2015

     $1 million investment will address growing need for capital in India's MSME 'middle market'WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2015 -- SAIF Partners and... Read more »

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  • Consumer Protection in Microfinance Exceeds 15-million-client Mark

    February 19, 2015

    Momentum Growing for Microfinance Institutions to Become CertifiedFor Adhering to Client-Protection Principles  Washington, D.C., February 19,... Read more »

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  • Microfinance Leaders Welcome Two New Members to Join Working Group

    February 12, 2015

    WASHINGTON – The Microfinance CEO Working Group welcomes two new members to their international collaboration: Lauren Hendricks, Executive Director... Read more »

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  • The World’s Growing Aging Population Presents Financial Challenges and Market Opportunities for Public and Private Sectors

    February 10, 2015

    New report examines the unmet financial needs of older people, particularly in Latin America, and charges policymakers and financial services... Read more »

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  • Village Capital, Accion Venture Lab, and the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth Select 12 Startups to Boost Local Economy

    January 26, 2015

    Program will increase access to financial services for local communities; top two ventures will win $50,000 eachJanuary 26, 2015 (Mexico City, Mexico... Read more »

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  • Agence Française de Développement announces €2 million grant to increase implementation of responsible finance practices in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and North Africa

    November 13, 2014

    New initiative will promote social performance, client protection, and capacity building throughout the regionsWashington, D.C., November 13, 2014 -... Read more »

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  • Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion and The MasterCard Foundation Partner to Strengthen Board Governance in Africa

    November 12, 2014

     Support Will Increase Microfinance Governance and Risk Management in Africa, Developing African Microfinance Leaders as ‘Agents of Change’... Read more »

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  • Five Latin American Countries among Top Ten Countries with Best Environment for Financial Inclusion

    November 06, 2014

    Revamped Global Microscope 2014 offers an index on the enabling environment for access to finance Guayaquil, November 6, 2014 -- Peru,... Read more »

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