Microfinance

Open Letter to Fintech – LinkedIn – November 16, 2016

On November 16, 2016 Dr. Ascanio Graziosi published an “Open Letter to Fintech” on LinkedIn in which he proposes a free commission for money transfers and remittances for particular segments of the population. He writes:  “Technologists and financiers should find a way to not overcharge the transfer of small amounts of money, presumably made by […]

“Symbiotics and UBS launch a new impact investing fund, with the support of the Swiss government” – Symbiotics – October 4, 2016

On October 4, 2016 Symbiotics announced the successful closing of the SME Finance – Loans for Growth Fund.  According to a press release, it is “a fully subscribed USD 50 million investment product offered by UBS to its impact investor base. The 4-year closed-end structure aims to provide loans to SME finance institutions in emerging and […]