FINCA Afghanistan’s women-only bank branch is featured as a business case in a brief developed by the Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF) for their AWEF Learning Series in partnership with The SEEP Network.
FIF Vice President and COO discusses for ValueWalk the how fintechs and financial institution can make a bigger impact in financial inclusion through outstanding partnerships
FIF President & CEO Andrée Simon featured in LATTICE80’s list of Top 100 Fintech for SDG Influencers. Simon has a history of spearheading initiatives that deliver positive social impact through financial inclusion and fintech.
FINCA Kosovo developed the Loan for Women Entrepreneurs in Business and Agribusiness specifically to help women grow and scale businesses. Since launching more than a year ago, the business loans for women have made positive social and commercial impacts, making the case for why financial institutions should emphasize outreach to women clients.
In a recent interview with FinTekNews, FINCA Impact Finance President & CEO Andrée Simon discusses the unique challenges and opportunities facing women in the finance and fintech industries.
New FIF White Paper looks at successful efforts by FINCA DRC to create new products and delivery channels that emphasize outreach and efficiency. FINCA DRC is building even closer relationships with clients while increasingly utilizing digital channels.
Fintech and digital financial services have made banking possible for more people around the world. But while bank accounts and digital payments are more available, for many entrepreneurs in low-income countries, getting a loan is more difficult. Psychometric credit scoring can help.
Fintech innovation is changing finance around the world. That is impacting how FINCA Impact Finance (FIF) develops and trains its workforce. To stay on the industry’s cutting edge, we offer professional development opportunities at all career stages and leverage digital learning to reach more than 10,000 employees in 20 countries.
Despite increased financial access overall, the gender gap hasn’t changed much since 2014. And while fintech has potential to empower women, fintech and financial inclusion for women don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. In a recent op-ed, Caren Robb discusses ways that financial institutions can promote gender-equitable financial inclusion and close the gender gap.
Discussion of how fintech and financial inclusion can close the gender gap took center stage at FINCA Impact Finance’s 2019 International Women’s Day event, Can the Future Still Be Female? A Discussion on Fintech and Gender Balance. Panelists included Rosita Najmi of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Sonja Kelly of the US State Department, Bhavana Srivastava of MicroSave Consulting and Elissa McCarter Laborde of the Vitas Group.
An external financial crisis required FINCA Azerbaijan to transform its business model. Now a scaled-down, more efficient operation, it will expand financial inclusion through a combination of branches and digital banking channels.