Industry News Update
By Elizabeth Rhyne, Financial Access Initative Blog
This year the microfinance sector got hit with three whammies. The first was the crisis in Andhra Pradesh, where rapid loan growth….
By Matthew Paulson, Peer to Peer Lending News
Kiva has launched an experimental website, called Kiva Zip, which will directly facilitate peer-to-peer microfinance loans between lenders and entrepreneurs.
By Jessica Naziri, CNBC.com (blog)
So had difficulty getting a VA/Small Business loan for his start-up, so he tapped into his friends and family network. In February, he incorporated his bag check business, Cubby. Other vets, such as 37-year-old graphics designer David Lester, …
By Lynn Adler, Reuters
NEW YORK, Dec 12 (Reuters) – Small businesses re-engineered themselves during the recession and are now more confident and profitable, with lower-risk loan …
By Aruna Chandra and Thankom Arun, Working Paper
This study draws on 20 in-depth interviews with microfinance institutions, practitioners, analysts/policymakers, and academics, along with a review of literature to understand and assess the state of the microfinance industry in the United States in terms of its salient features, critical issues and regulatory landscape, using the microfinance chain of funders, providers and customers as an organizing framework.
By Microfinance Focus
2 A better understanding of the needs of low income clients for financial products so that the industry evolves from the simple regime of the “one size fits all” conventional Grameen loan to a set of (3-4) products specifically designed for the clients …
By Online MBA
Lidia Calzado got a $10000 loan from ACCION San Diego that allowed her to buy more inventory and thereby circumvent her supplier’s high interest rate. …