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El Salvador Bitcoin Transfers Soar, but Still a Fraction of Dollar Remittances

Small transfers of bitcoin to El Salvador jumped over four-fold in May from a year ago but still represent a small amount when compared to remittances sent in dollars.

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Thai Household Debt Skyrockets from Credit Cards, Loans and Car Loans

The Bank of Thailand has been asked to review the ceiling of interest rates and supervise credit cards, personal loans and car loans, as the Thai government has vowed to tackle high household debt, incurred by credit card and personal loans.

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Vietnam: Virtual Events Scheduled to Mark Cashless Day

Data from the State Bank of Vietnam shows that the number of non-cash transactions has been on a rise in Vietnam during the pandemic.

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IFC and KMF to Help Micro and Small Entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan Weather the Impact of COVID-19

Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) in Kazakhstan stand to benefit from a new investment which aims to help businesses recover from the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, resume operations, and adapt to the post-crisis environment.

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Latin America and the Caribbean Leaders Look to Digital & Women for Sustainable Recovery

High-level representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean noted that digital means continued to offer alternative modes for countries to achieve their financial inclusion goals and reach worst-impacted groups.

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Early Bird Registration for Cracking the Nut® 2021 is Open Until 30 June!

Register now to join the conversation on building resilient food, water, and energy systems!

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UN Special Advocate Queen Máxima Announced as the 2021 Financial Health Visionary Award Recipient

The Award is given to individuals who have shown unparalleled leadership in building a more accessible and inclusive financial system, and who seek to continue to inspire and encourage the next generation of leaders to innovate new solutions for the financially underserved.

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Symbiotics Arranges a Sustainability Bond in Armenia With AraratBank for $14.5 Million

Microenterprises and SMEs will benefit from the Social loans to encourage employment creation and business activity in the country.

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Apply for the 2021 Fintech Innovation Challenge by 11 June!

Women’s World Banking’s Fintech Innovation Challenge provides a global stage to highlight fintech innovations focused on building women's security and prosperity in the face of global inequalities.

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IFC Partners With Evocabank to Support Smaller Businesses, Boost Resilience and Drive Recovery in Armenia

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, access to finance was the biggest obstacle for doing business in Armenia. Has it increased following the pandemic?