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A $45M Investment in Fiscal Year 2022 Boosts Goal to Reach Over 30,000 Small Businesses in Nepal

The investment in the nation's recovering financial sector is part of a wider SME strategy, which aims to help spur a greater range of financial products and services such as psychometric scoring solutions and payment systems reforms.

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Nigeria’s Real-Time Payment Transactions Surge 95 Percent in 2021

Nigeria is looking to real-time payments to help drive economic growth and financial inclusion as its volume of real-time transactions surged year-on-year by 94.7 percent to 3.7 billion in 2021.

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TaroWorks Offers $20,000 Grant to Help Last Mile Distributors Scale With Mobile Tech

This program will help subsidize the use of our mobile inventory management system by last mile distributors looking to digitize logistics operations in emerging markets but facing long-standing funding, technology, and logistical challenges. 

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Mobilink Microfinance Bank, CBA Partner to Promote Access to Digital Financial Solutions

This partnership will strengthen access to financial products and services through digital platforms and improve financial literacy.

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Call for Session Proposals for Financial Inclusion Week 2022

FIW 2022 will be held on 17-20 October, under the theme "Inclusive Growth in a Digital Era." The call for proposals for 5 – 60 minute sessions will close on 19 August.

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African Development Bank and African Guarantee Fund Sign $110 Million Agreement With Tanzania’s CRDB Bank to Boost Access to Finance by Women’s SMEs

The bouquet of financing will enable CRDB to significantly impact the socio-economic growth of the region by empowering small businesses, especially women, and unleashing their full potential.

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Fintech Innovation Challenge Aims to Help Address the Challenge of Financial Inclusion in Pacific Island Countries

The United Nations Capital Development Fund launched the challenge with the aim to attract local and global fintechs with market-ready solutions to address identified problem statements which represent the challenges faced by Pacific Islands Countries.

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FINCA Microfinance Bank Partners With Millat to Provide Tractors to Farmers

Under this collaboration, existing or potential customers of the bank looking to purchase a tractor for their farming needs will be able to book a tractor which will be delivered on easy terms and conditions through a quick and hassle-free process.

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IFC and Banco BV Partner to Boost Climate-Smart Vehicles in Brazil

The project aims to widen access to finance for the purchase of these vehicles and help strengthen the country's climate finance market, mitigating climate impact and supporting economic recovery in the country.

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U.S Agency Commits $280M in Financing for Access Bank to Boost Financial Inclusion

The loan is expected to support at least 4,000 new SME loans in Nigeria.