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Expecting Change Where the Odds Are Seemingly Against It

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This is our second response to the provocative post two weeks ago from Ignacio Mas. Ignacio asks why the “current innovation frenzy in digital financial services in the U.S.” does not translate into action in BoP markets across the world, and puts forth a number of hypotheses. 1,173 more words

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CFI and The MasterCard Foundation Launch the Accion Africa Board Fellowship Program

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The microfinance industry in sub-Saharan Africa, boasting roughly 6.6 million clients, is growing fast. This expansion of financial services to the base of the pyramid, bolstered by an increasingly diverse array of providers and products, is enabling many lower-income individuals, entrepreneurs, and households to access and use essential tools like loans and savings accounts for the first time. 249 more words

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Financial Inclusion 2020: Round-Up 2014

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Welcome to the second Financial Inclusion 2020 e-magazine!

It’s been a year since the Financial Inclusion 2020 Global Forum. The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion is taking this moment to review how the drive for financial inclusion is faring. 121 more words

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The Great Competition and Innovation Deficit

In this thoughtful and provocative blog post Ignacio Mas lays down a series of challenges for everyone working on financial inclusion. We think that the questions he’s asking need to be talked about. 1,129 more words

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Models and Barriers for Financial Inclusion

> Posted by Juan Blanco, Associate, Financial Inclusion 2020, CFI

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Last Friday I attended an event organized by The Guardian and sponsored by Visa called “ 353 more words

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Money Transfer via Twitter Coming Soon

> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Communications Associate, CFI

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Twitter and Groupe BPCE, France’s second-largest bank, are teaming up to enable Twitter’s users to complete person-to-person money transfers using tweets. 290 more words

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