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04 Sep, 2019, 05:00 BST Accion Venture Lab Launches New Fund, Quadruples Capital for Inclusive Fintech Startups

Today, global nonprofit Accion announced that its seed-stage investment initiative Accion Venture Lab is adding $33M to its initial capital pool,...


06 Mar, 2017, 00:00 GMT First Global Fintech Fund for the Underserved Closes with $141 Million in Capital Contributions

Three billion people around the world are underserved by the financial sector, with limited or no access to quality savings, credit, insurance, and...


01 Nov, 2016, 10:00 GMT Smart Campaign and The MasterCard Foundation in Partnership to Advance Consumer Protection in Financial Services

The Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) at Accion announced today a $4.4 million, three-year partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to tackle...


06 Oct, 2016, 19:02 BST Lulalend Raises New Round of Funding to Support Credit Access for Small Businesses in South Africa

South Africa-based online lending platform Lulalend announced today that it raised a new round of financing. Funds will support the company's mission ...


16 Nov, 2015, 16:26 GMT Accion to Expand Mobile Money to Rural Uganda

Accion, the global innovator in expanding access to financial services and economic opportunity in emerging markets, said today that it will help...


28 Nov, 2012, 14:00 GMT Accion's Frontier Investments Group and Saama Capital Invest $4 Million in Mortgage Company Focused on Low-income Families in India

Accion, a pioneer and leader in bringing financial services to the underserved, today announced that its Frontier Investments Group along with Saama...