Press Releases

Press Releases

  • 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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  • 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’...

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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,...

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  • Accion Selected for ‘ImpactAssets 50 2014'

    October 27, 2014

     ‘IA 50’ Showcase Features Experienced Impact Investment Fund Managers Boston, MA (October 27, 2014) – Accion announced today that it...

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  • Accion Venture Lab Invests in Kenyan Start-up Umati Capital

    October 15, 2014

    Umati Addresses Working-Capital Shortages for Small and Medium-sized BusinessesWashington, D.C., October 15, 2014 – Accion today announced an...

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  • Accion Reaffirms Commitment to Expand Financial Services to Rural Unbanked in Peru Through the Acquisition of a 10 Percent Stake in Credinka

    September 24, 2014

    Accion partners with financial group DIVISO, Credinka’s majority shareholder, and will support its effort to transform Credinka into the largest...

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