At Accion, we know financial services are powerful tools to help reduce poverty and create opportunity.

We work with local partners to develop and scale responsible digital financial solutions for underserved people globally, so they can make informed decisions and improve their lives. For more than 60 years, we have led the way in inclusive finance, shaping an industry that now benefits hundreds of millions of people worldwide. 

350M

People

Since our founding, Accion has reached more than 350 million underserved people globally.

235+

partners

Over more than twenty years, we have founded, invested in, and helped operate some of the world’s leading microfinance institutions and innovative financial service providers, building demonstration models for the market and catalyzing the capital markets to transform financial services for the underserved.

26.6M

Users

In 2022 alone, 26.6 million people were actively using tools provided by our financial service provider partners.

Financial services are powerful tools to help reduce poverty and create opportunity

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We find and help build innovative companies with the potential to reach large numbers of underserved people and accelerate their growth by investing capital and providing strategic governance and advice.

Maria, a client of Genesis in Guatemala

We work with partners to create affordable digital solutions that build clients’ financial health and well-being. Accion Advisory leverages expertise in digital technologies to design, test, and deploy new financial products and services. 

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We conduct in-depth research and share our learnings to advance responsible financial solutions and systems. The Center for Financial Inclusion, an independent think tank housed at Accion, focuses on consumer protection, women’s economic inclusion, data risks and opportunities, and climate change. 

What Sets Us Apart

Driving systems-level impact

We are a leading early-stage investor in fintech for inclusion and experts in the transformation of financial service providers, with decades of experience harnessing the capital markets to enable underserved people to improve their lives. We work to develop and scale cheaper, more accessible, and customer-friendly financial solutions for underserved people globally. 

Amelia working in her store in Indonesia

We find and help build innovative companies with the potential to reach large numbers of underserved people, and accelerate their growth by investing capital and providing strategic governance and advice. We focus on social impact, driving systems-level change, and prioritize investments in South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the United States.

We have a variety of investment strategies, including:

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Accion Advisory combines decades of on-the-ground experience with insights into new technologies to help our partners become more sustainable and better meet the needs of underserved clients. We work with a variety of organizations focused on serving the financial needs of low-income people and businesses in emerging markets.  

We conduct in-depth research and share our learnings to advance responsible financial solutions and systems globally. Through partner engagement and active board governance, we share our expertise in digital innovation for inclusion.

The Center for Financial Inclusion, an independent think tank housed at Accion, conducts industry-leading research and advocates for evidence-based change, focusing on data risks and opportunities, women’s economic inclusion, consumer protection, and climate change.

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Financial services are powerful tools to help reduce poverty and create opportunity.

We work with local partners to develop and scale responsible digital financial solutions for underserved people globally, so they can make informed decisions and improve their lives.

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