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Women: A Transformative Force for Socio-Economic Global Good

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.11.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

By empowering women and by granting micro-finance loans to open up their business, they can become and play an active role in society, both in their households decision-making and at societal and community level.

Ending Poverty: There's an App for That!

Suzanne Skees | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Building on their legacy of leading-edge ideas, Grameen Foundation has evolved from funding microfinance to designing disruptive solutions to the kind of poverty that's most challenging to reach, in remote rural areas, and to the poorest of the poor.

Jonathan Cohn

More People In The Developing World Are Getting Bank Accounts, But There's An Asterisk On That Progress | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

Poverty in the developing world can seem utterly intractable -- such a big problem, and so hard to address, that it’s not even worth trying. But a n...

3 Ways to Serve Asia and the Pacific's 'Unbanked'

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 05.17.2015 | World
Stephen P. Groff

To ensure ongoing economic growth in Asia and for the poorest to have a chance to benefit from the region's growing prosperity, we must prioritize bringing financial services readily and cheaply to the "unbanked".

How Cell Phones Are Revolutionizing Access to Financial Services

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Across the Global North, online banking solidifies its dominance and apps like Venmo simplify mobile payments. In the Global South, people with little money to their name struggle to open bank accounts, get loans, and make payments.

In Liberia, Mobile Banking to Help Ebola-affected Women Traders

UN Women | Posted 01.17.2015 | World
UN Women

In a country where approximately 85 percent of daily market traders are women, Ebola prevention measures are having a drastic impact on their livelihoods and economic security.

How to Overcome Your 6 Biggest Digital Banking Fears

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.24.2014 | Money

Yes, privacy policies are long; however you can gain confidence by reading the privacy policies of the sites you're on. By knowing what agreeing to a site's terms and conditions really means, you'll feel more in control of your information and aware of what a company can do with it.

The Rogues Taking on the Old Banking Elite

Brett King | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Brett King

This week in Boston, MA there is an annual gathering of the Financial Services Elite, some 7,000 in total attending what is arguable the world's largest financial services conference called SIBOS. This year Bill Gates is the closing Keynote speaker.

Walmart Wants To Be Your Bank

AP | JOSEPH PISANI | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is the latest company to get rid of fees that traditional banks charge customers who don't have enough money in their accou...

Something's Wrong With Home Depot's Explanation of the Hack

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 11.10.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Founder & CEO ZiklagSystems Something is wrong with Home Depot's explanation of the hack on the point of their cas...

Is Cash Obsolete?

David A. Dedman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Younger generations use plastic and electronic payments more than anyone. Look at PayPal, Amazon and iTunes. It's just a natural thing for them. While older generations prefer cash and checks.

How Young Adults Can Up Their Financial Vocabulary

Posted 06.26.2014 | Money

The first of the month means bills, bill, bills. But for the majority of young adults those words don't resonate beyond catchy lyrics to a Destiny's C...

The New Global Leader, Part VI: Jens Rötzel, Driving Sustainable Growth in Africa

O'Brien Browne | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A true entrepreneur, Jens founded his first company at age 18. He is CEO of JRX Ghana, a company which specializes in connecting non-African companies with African firms to create win-win business for all.

'Tis the Season... to Start Saving

Diane Morais | Posted 02.03.2014 | Money
Diane Morais

Whatever causes you stress this holiday season -- whether it is juggling family and social obligations, finding the right gift for everyone or planning travel -- a sure way to enjoy the holidays more next year is to establish a savings plan for managing spending in 2014, which will be here before you know it.

Understanding Consumer Adoption of Mobile Banking in 2013

Joseph Polverari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Joseph Polverari

It came a lot faster than anyone predicted: Mobile banking is growing so quickly that it is even overtaking traditional online banking. It's quite possibly the most significant innovation across the industry since the ATM.

What is Mobile Banking? Is it Safe?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Mobile banking (mBanking) or text (SMS) banking refers to online banking that occurs via mobile phone rather than via a PC (online banking). The earli...

Greening Your Financial Life: Tips from Ally Bank

Diane Morais | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Diane Morais

Just as driving a hybrid vehicle means less time spent filling up and using less water means shorter showers, greening your finances doesn't just help save the environment -- it saves you time.

Banking on Easy, Fee-Free Spring Travel?

Diane Morais | Posted 05.26.2013 | Travel
Diane Morais

People across the country are finalizing their plans and wallets for spring break. As many Americans hit the road for vacations and family trips in the coming weeks, ensuring easy access to cash will be an important part of their vacation planning.

Million Dollar Hunger Reality Show: The Hult Prize

Jonathan Littman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Littman

Welcome to the brutal world of business plan competitions. It's not about co-eds hoping to win the affections of the Bachelor. It's about late nights sketching out business models on sandwich wrappers, pizza boxes, newspapers and white boards.

Prepaid Is the New Checking (With Help From Your Cellphone)

Patrice Peyret | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Patrice Peyret

After years of being two separate product lines, prepaid card accounts and checking accounts are merging into a single new offering.

Four Innovative Ways Mobile Phones Are Saving the Lives of the Urban Poor: Examples from Nairobi, Mumbai, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In the developing world, mobile phones are both ubiquitous and relatively affordable. They're also being put to work in more innovative ways that magnify their impact on the lives of the urban poor.

Mobile Tech and Personal Finance: The Perfect Storm to Change the Financial Behaviors of the Populations That Need It Most

Timothy Flacke | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Timothy Flacke

Too many working Americans lack access to mainstream financial products and have low levels of financial capability.

Is It Time to Use a Mobile Wallet?

Patrice Peyret | Posted 12.24.2012 | Technology
Patrice Peyret

You may have seen it. You're standing in line at McDonald's, Starbucks, Home Depot or a local store, and the person in front of you waives her phone at checkout then walks out with her stuff. No cash, no card, just a waving phone.

Catherine New

Cyber Attacks On Banks Are Price Of Banking In Digital Era | Catherine New | Posted 10.04.2012 | Money

Many were inconvenienced, but few customers, if any, reported serious financial harm after last week's cyber attacks that hit at least six major banks...

Mobile Banking On The Rise | Teresa Dixon Murray | Posted 10.20.2012 | Money

One in five people who have a cell phone have used it recently to do their banking. By next year, nearly half of cell phone owners are expected to ...