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Blog / October 17, 2014

The FAIV: Week of October 13, 2014

1. SMEs: SMEs in the developing world are sometimes too big to access a microloan but too small to attract major investors or capital.  Could crowdfunding offer a solution?  InfoDev 2....

Blog / October 15, 2014

NYT: In Lending Circles, a Roundabout Way to a Higher Credit Score

Earlier this week, The New York Times published a feature on new initiatives aimed at bringing informal savings groups into the formal financial sector: While...

Blog / October 14, 2014

FAI Event - Jeffrey Ashe: How Savings Groups are Revolutionizing Development

Tuesday, October 21 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM NYU Wagner Rudin Conference Room 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Fl New York, NY  10012 Join NYU Wagner's Jonathan Morduch as he talks with Jeffrey Ashe...

Blog / October 10, 2014

The FAIV: Week of October 6, 2014

1. Financial Inclusion: India’s vision of boosting financial inclusion by building thousands of bank branches may be inadequate if those branches actively prevent customers from purchasing low...

Blog / October 9, 2014

Financial Access 101: Intro to Savings Groups

Budgeting can be a daunting task for poor famlies - they must stretch low, often-volatile income to meet basic consumption needs, handle unforeseen expenses, and try to build savings. But banks and...