Financial Inclusion

MetLife Foundation Makes Significant Progress Towards $200 Million, Five Year Commitment to Financial Inclusion

Nearly $100 Million Disbursed by Year Three To Advance Financial Inclusion Around the Globe
Press Release

NEW YORK, Thursday, April 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, MetLife Foundation released its 2015 Annual Report, highlighting its activities and showcasing a broad array of partners, grantees and activities.

Life in a Banking Desert

By Terri Friedline and Mathieu Despard
Article

MetLife Foundation funds research that takes a deep dive into how low-income communities are becoming “banking deserts.” The project, known as “Mapping Financial Opportunity,” will provide a tool that policy makers at all levels, regulators, consumer advocates, families and others can use to search by zip code and learn more about the financial opportunity within their communities.

Metlife Foundation and Accion Launch New Management Training Program to Provide More than 1 Million Microfinance Clients in China with Better Services

Press Release

BEIJING, February 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Accion, with the support of the MetLife Foundation and in partnership with the Chinese Association of Microfinance (CAM), announced today the launch of its International Microfinance Management and Leadership Program. The new program aims to develop management and leadership capacity in microfinance in China. Through this program, Accion plans to extend the reach and quality of financial services and products to underserved entrepreneurs and communities throughout the country.

Steps India Must Take to Achieve Financial Inclusion

By The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
Article

Presented by MetLife Foundation in collaboration with WSJ. Custom Studios, Multipliers of Prosperity takes a look globally at the challenges we face in confronting the issues of financial inclusion. The program dives deep into what’s working, questions what isn’t and finds the possible fixes. Most importantly, the program chronicles the triumphs of people who have taken the steps toward financial stability and the providers who have helped them reach those goals.

New Capital One and Points of Light Partnership Creates Opportunities in the Digital Economy

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator Seeks to Scale the Most Innovative and Promising Social Ventures Addressing Digital and Financial Inclusion Through Its Spring 2016 Program
Press Release

ATLANTA, Jan. 20, 2016 /3BL Media/  The Points of Light Civic Accelerator, the first national accelerator program and investment fund in the country focused on "civic ventures,” has launched an application to call for innovative, early-stage social ventures with business models that focus on digital and financial inclusion to help more people succeed in the digital economy.

China Fuels Global Advances in Financial Access

By the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
Article

Presented by MetLife Foundation in collaboration with WSJ.

China Fuels Global Advances in Financial Access

By The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
Article

Presented by MetLife Foundation in collaboration with WSJ. Custom Studios, Multipliers of Prosperity takes a look globally at the challenges we face in confronting the issues of financial inclusion. The program dives deep into what’s working, questions what isn’t and finds the possible fixes. Most importantly, the program chronicles the triumphs of people who have taken the steps toward financial stability and the providers who have helped them reach those goals.

One Size Does Not Fit All

Delivering Financial Services with the Clients’ Needs in Mind
Article

By Dennis White, President & CEO, MetLife Foundation

MetLife Foundation believes that everyone needs the right financial tools to manage life’s risks and seize its opportunities. That belief has inspired MetLife’s operations since the nineteenth century when we pioneered “working man’s insurance” in the United States. And it inspired MetLife Foundation in 2013 to make global financial inclusion the focus of a five-year, $200 million commitment.

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