Financial Inclusion

Broadening Financial Inclusion Borders in Bangladesh

Spotlight on Whole Planet Foundation's Bold, New Partnerships, by Claire Kelly
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According to Women’s World Banking, “Women in Bangladesh have the highest-ever rates of literacy and employment, and the country’s economy is growing. Financial inclusion now stands at more than 50 percent, nearly doubling in the past few years. But the financial inclusion gender gap is growing rapidly too, with fewer than half of women accessing or using formal financial services.” 

Making Payment Acceptance a Driver for Financial Inclusion

How new product solutions, business models, and partnerships can advance electronic payments and financial inclusion
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By Dan Salazar, Vice President, Product Development and Innovation, Acceptance and Solutions, Mastercard

Multipliers of Prosperity: Status Quo or Game Changer?

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by MetLife Foundation and Village Capital

The financial technology, or fintech, revolution is gaining momentum in the MENA (Middle East/North Africa) region. Fintech investments in MENA totaled $18 million in 2016. In 2017, that figure was surpassed by a single $20 million round raised by the payment platform Paytabs, leading to heightened interest among investors: Wamda Research Lab, for example, puts total 2017 fintech investments in MENA at more than $50 million, a 270 percent year-over-year increase.

Multipliers of Prosperity: Lending With a Mission

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Mohammed Ali and his siblings had been driving past the vacant gas station on the east side of Saint Paul, Minnesota for years before they finally decided to make an offer to buy it—with the idea of opening a restaurant and grocery store catering to the neighborhood’s vibrant community of immigrants.

For Low-Income Students, a New Graduation Equation

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Naffie Baldeh was 27 when she decided to go back to school. A single mother in the South Bronx, she’d been in and out of community colleges over the years as her family obligations and financial circumstances allowed.

MetLife Foundation and Trickle Up Partner to Combat Poverty, Improve Financial Health

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Trickle Up helps ultra-poor women and youth move out of poverty. They use the "Graduation Approach," which includes financial literacy, grant capital, a safe place to save, access to credit and continuous coaching. 

PWER Portfolio ‘Walks the Walk’ of Women’s Financial Inclusion

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In the past 18 months, BNY Mellon has issued bold calls for gender inclusion, offering research to inspire financial markets to boost economic participation by women worldwide.

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