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Digitalization Key to Helping Micro-Retailers Grow Share of Indonesia's $80 Billion FMCG Market

IFC invested $5 million in equity to finance AwanTunai with the goal to bolster growth opportunities for micro-retailers -- many of them women – who are part of an industry made up of some 30,000 wholesalers and three million merchants.

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AFC Experts Develop a Climate Impact Tool - A Decisive Step Towards Reducing CO2 Emissions in Armenia

The project allows for financing of various loan purposes, for example purchase of housing from primary and secondary markets, renovation, and single-family house construction.

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Brazil Central Bank Announces Tougher Rules for Fintechs

The move is expected to affect companies such as credit card issuer Nubank, payment company PagSeguro, financial technology solutions firm StoneCo and digital wallet PicPay.

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The European Microfinance Award Applications Now Open for EUR 100,000 Prize!

The European Microfinance Award (EMA) is a prestigious annual award with EUR 100,000 for the winner and EUR 10,000 for the two runners-up, to promote financial inclusion initiatives and highlight their innovating contribution in a particular area to the development of the sector. 

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PPRO to Acquire Payment Technology Firm Alpha Fintech

The deal will expand PPRO’s offering, strengthen its presence and networks in Asia Pacific, and allow it to deliver products and services faster to its customers.

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International Women’s Day: Simona Haiduc from Opportunity International Talks About Financial Inclusion of Women in Developing Countries

Opportunity International’s Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships elaborates on the initiatives of the organization that has extended support to organizations aimed at offering financial services and digital tools to millions living in extreme poverty.

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In a First for India’s Fintech Ecosystem, Kaleidofin Announces Its Board Is Majority Women Led

Its seven-member board now comprises four women board members including Geeta Goel, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Suvalakshmi Chakraborti, Founder Finreach, Treasa Mathew, Omidyar Network, and Sucharita Mukherjee, Co-founder, Kaleidofin.

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Driving Women’s Financial Inclusion in Nigeria by Leveraging Agent Networks

The Central Bank of Nigeria, supported by the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, developed and launched the Framework for Advancing Women’s Financial Inclusion in Nigeria, aiming to close the gap by 2024.

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Financiera Confianza and IFC Sign Agreement to Promote Financial Inclusion With a Gender Approach for Migrants in Peru

The agreement between Financiera Confianza and IFC contemplates the instrumentation of tools that allow a closer knowledge of the needs, challenges, preferences, experiences and aspirations of foreign men and women residing in Peru in everything related to the use of financial services.

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KBC Group Launches AI Fintech, DISCAI

DISCAI will initially offer an innovative and high-performance AI-based solution that closely monitors money laundering ("Know Your Transaction" under anti-money laundering regulations).