Press Releases

Press Releases

  • Accion: MetLife Foundation Grant to Support Financial Inclusion in Myanmar

    May 27, 2015

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 27, 2015 -- Financial inclusion pioneer Accion announced today that the MetLife Foundation has awarded Accion a $250,000 grant...

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  • Total of $125,000 USD Awarded to Two Local Companies for Financial Technology Business Solutions

    May 04, 2015

    Selected by peers as top ventures bringing financial services to low-income individuals in Mexico Mexico City, Mexico (May 4, 2015)—Village...

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  • 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 –...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 -...

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