Press Releases

Press Releases

  • SmartMEI Secures Funding from Accion Venture Lab to Reach Underserved Micro-entrepreneurs in Brazil

    November 06, 2017

    São Paulo, Brazil, November 6, 2017 – Brazil-based fintech startup and mobile platform SmartMEI announced today that it has closed a seed funding... Read more »

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  • Financiera FAMA Closes Investment Round to Expand Access to Capital for the Underserved in Nicaragua

    October 18, 2017

    Managua, Nicaragua – October 18, 2017 – Leading Nicaraguan microfinance institution Financiera FAMA announced its latest investment round. Prominent... Read more »

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  • ESCALA Educación Secures Funding from Global Investors to Boost Savings for Higher Education in Colombia

    October 11, 2017

    Bogota, Colombia, October 11, 2017 – Colombia-based ESCALA Educación announced today that it has closed a seed funding round to increase savings for... Read more »

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  • Konfío, the leading online lending platform for MSMEs in Mexico, raised USD 10 million led by the International Financial Corporation (IFC)

    October 10, 2017

    Mexico City, October 10, 2017. Konfío, the leading online lending platform for small businesses in Mexico, has successfully raised USD 10 million in... Read more »

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  • UAE-Based Fintech Start-Up Secures $700K Investment to Advance Financial Services Access for Underserved Migrant Workers

    August 22, 2017

    Dubai, August 22, 2017 – NOW Money has secured an investment of $700,000 from two U.S.-based venture capital investors – Accion Venture Lab, the seed... Read more »

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  • New Report Details How Legacy Financial Institutions Are Deepening Financial Inclusion Through Fintech Partnerships

    July 30, 2017

    WASHINGTON, July 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI) and the Institute of International Finance (... Read more »

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  • Accion Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for Fourth Consecutive Year

    July 18, 2017

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 18, 2017 -- Accion's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating... Read more »

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  • 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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