Press Releases

Press Releases

  • Accion Board of Directors Welcomes Bob Annibale and Phillip Riese

    June 27, 2017

    Cambridge, MA, June 27, 2017 – Global nonprofit and financial inclusion pioneer Accion today announced the appointment of Bob Annibale and Phillip... Read more »

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  • MetLife Foundation and Accion Reach More than One Million Clients through Training Program for China’s Microfinance Managers

    June 19, 2017

    Beijing, China, June 12, 2017 – Accion, with the support of the MetLife Foundation, and in partnership with the Chinese Association of Microfinance (... Read more »

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  • Accion Names Brian Clancy as Chief Planning & Development Officer

    May 31, 2017

    Cambridge, MA, May 31, 2017 – Financial inclusion pioneer Accion announced today the appointment of Brian Clancy as Chief Planning & Development... Read more »

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  • Insurtech Leader AllLife Raises Funds to Expand Coverage to People Living with Diabetes and HIV

    May 03, 2017

    Capital raise led by the Accion Frontier Inclusion Fund – managed by Quona Capital – the first global fintech fund for the underserved Johannesburg... Read more »

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  • OPIC and DAWN Sign $5 Million Commitment to Support Women Entreprenuers Through Microfinance in Myanmar

    May 02, 2017

    Image by John Rae for Accion. Washington DC – May 2, 2017 – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has signed a commitment... Read more »

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  • 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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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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... Read more »

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