Financial Inclusion

Solutions to Build Inclusive and Sustainable Economies

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This year's Global Inclusive Growth Summit brought together purpose-driven leaders from around the world to shine a spotlight on promising solutions that are people-centric, climate-informed, equity-intentional and evidence-based

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This year's Global Inclusive Growth Summit brought together purpose-driven leaders from around the world to shine a spotlight on promising solutions that are people-centric, climate-informed, equity-intentional and evidence-based

Oportun Extends a $2 Million Low-Interest Loan to Help Other Community Development Financial Institutions Advance Financial Inclusion

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SAN CARLOS, Calif., September 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Oportun Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: OPRT), an A.I.-driven financial services and technology company that provides hardworking people with access to responsible and affordable credit, today announced it is extending a $2 million low-interest loan to the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), the proceeds of which will be used to make loans to other Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) serving low- and moderate-income communities. This loan replaces the $1 million low-interest loan that Oportun previously extended to OFN.

Financial Inclusion: Betty Lee of Principal Empowers Herself, Others

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After decades helping others meet their own financial goals, you’d never guess that Betty Lee’s early adult finances were, according to her, “a hot mess.”

Frustrated and broke in her 20s even with a $70,000 yearly salary, Lee turned to a college friend who worked in finance for help. By her 30s, not only was she out of debt, but she had given up her secure job to look for a new career. Lee eventually became a Principal® financial professional, dedicated to helping others build their own secure financial futures.

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Impact Investment Opportunities in India for Catalytic Investors

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On the surface, India’s impact investing ecosystem is thriving. There is high activity with deals happening across sectors and enterprise stages. At the same time, the narrative on impact investing has primarily been centered on capital supply and many investors in India have focused on achieving market-rate returns. This focus on returns left us wondering: are there areas currently not benefitting from this dynamic market?

To Drive Financial Inclusion, Businesses and Nonprofits Must Come Together, Says This Executive

Words by Amy Brown
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For Theresa Bedeau, senior manager for community development banking at Capital One, the racial wealth gap is not some distant concept — it’s personal. 

A Dignified Approach to Digital Credit

Professor Fred Wherry talks about ensuring the explosive growth in digital credit improves the lives of the financially excluded
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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

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