Brazil’s central bank has authorized testing of payments via Facebook Inc’s messaging service WhatsApp in the country easing an outright ban on the service imposed last month.
In this FinEquity Member Spotlight, Bram Peters provides insights into the current state of women’s financial inclusion in the Pacific, and thoughts on the impact of COVID-19.
This webinar recording presents results from a survey of 1,000 microfinance clients and MFIs that serve them for a detailed picture of the impact of Pakistan's lockdown on households and the industry overall.
Symbiotics Launches First $10.25 Million Social Bond With Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito ABACO in Peru
The proceeds of the Social Bond will be used to finance small and medium-sized enterprises within the trade, services and agriculture sectors, in particular the food industry, commercial stores and farms.
EFSE Loans Additional EUR 2 Million to BT Leasing to Expand Access to Financing for Moldovan Entrepreneurs
The investment particularly aims to bolster the ability of micro and small enterprises to continue operations in an environment made difficult by the COVID-19 crisis.
Ministry of Economy and Finance undersecretary of state Ros Seilava told a news conference that the economic crisis instigated by COVID-19 had been the primary trigger for the emergency SME lending endeavours.
This is an opportune time to take a close look at what tools exist in agricultural risk management that can be deployed both to address the current crisis and to build resilience for the future.