Publisher: Microfinance Opportunities
Publisher: Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
Use of contactless mobile payments — services that once struggled to catch on in the U.S. — is surging as people come to see their phones as the safer way to pay.
Consumer use of mobile finance, banking and insurance apps jumped 71 percent in 2019. In 2020, however, they’ve gone from nice-to-have to essential.
Grameen America Launches Economic Relief and Recovery Fund for Low-Income, Women Small Business Owners in the Wake of COVID-19
Grameen America announced the launch of Grameen America Economic Relief and Recovery Fund, with the goal of raising $72 million to provide essential capital and support to the low-income women entrepreneurs.
More U.S. banks and credit unions will be allowed to estimate the international remittance fees they charge consumers in instances when it may be too expensive to provide exact figures under a new rule issued on Monday.re
Mongolia: IFC and Financial Regulatory Commission Join Hands to Develop Green Finance and Improve Access to Funding for Small & Medium Enterprises
The initiative aims to develop green financing, as well as improving access to financial products and services for the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises.