Financial Inclusion

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

The Newly Released 2014 Annual Report Highlights Key Achievements and Opportunities
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NEW YORK, June 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Today, MetLife Foundation released its 2014 Annual Report, Into Action, highlighting its activities and showcasing a broad array of partners, grantees and activities.

Financial Solutions Lab SM Announces Winners of $3 Million Cash Flow Management Competition

Center for Financial Services Innovation and JPMorgan Chase today commit capital and technical assistance to nine innovative fintech organizations solving cash flow management challenge
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CHICAGO, June 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today the Financial Solutions Lab (“FinLab”) announced nine financial technology innovators as the winners of its $3 million, inaugural competition aimed at identifying solutions that help households better manage their finances on a tight budget. Each winner will receive $250,000 in capital and additional resources to test and expand the availability of their products and services.  Winners are building solutions to help people save, manage their finances, access short-term credit and reduce debt - addressing a financial challenge faced

MetLife Foundation Sponsors ‘The Financial Inclusion Challenge’

The Challenge, Developed in Conjunction with the Wall Street Journal, Launches in Asia
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HONG KONG, March 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, MetLife Foundation announced its exclusive sponsorship and launch of The Financial Inclusion Challenge.

Plight of the Unbanked Women in Emerging Markets is Focus of Visa

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While there are Chase, TD Bank and Citi branches on virtually every corner in Manhattan, attendees at a United Nations women’s empowerment conference today in New York are being reminded that 2.5 billion people are still unbanked.

The topic of financial inclusion is a theme at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum.  Several hundred corporate, non-profit and CSR professionals are attending the event.

Include Women: The Social and Financial Inclusion of Women and Girls with Disabilities

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The institutionalization and segregation of people with disabilities is one of the great human rights challenges of our time. Women and girls with disabilities are at especially great risk of social and economic exclusion because of both their gender and their disability. Between discriminatory laws and practices, as well as stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs, there is little to prevent the institutionalization of people with disabilities.

MetLife Foundation: Access to Insights Overview

MetLife Foundation supports the sharing of research and ideas with the financial inclusion community
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MetLife Foundation's commitment to providing underserved communities with access to knoweldge and services also supports the sharing of research and ideas with the financial inclusion community.

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How Banks Will Profit by Rethinking Their Purpose

New research outlines a new path for banks in society
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A new study from FSG outlines a new path for banks in society.

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A new study from FSG outlines a new path for banks in society.

Junior Achievement of New Jersey Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Welcomes First Students to JA BIZTOWN® – Where Economics are Brought to Life

MetLife Foundation's $1 million donation supports New Jersey's first-ever Mobile BizTown
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Bridgewater, N.J., June 27, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today celebrated the official ribbon-cutting ceremony of JA BizTown®, the newest initiative of Junior Achievement of New Jersey in partnership with MetLife Foundation, designed to help fifth- and sixth-grade students meet state standards in social studies, mathematics and English. Lt. Gov. Guadagno was joined by Catherine Milone, president, Junior Achievement of New Jersey (JANJ); Bellaria Jimenez, managing director of MetLife Solutions Group; April Hawkins, program director, MetLife Foundation; Kurt R.

MetLife Foundation Supports Financial Services Working Group Focused on Testing Innovative Small-Dollar Credit Products

New Research Highlights Consumer Preferences for Key Product Features
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Chicago, IL, June 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ – – MetLife Foundation announced its partnership with the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) in support of the Small-Dollar Credit Test & Learn Working Group.

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