Bima Receives a $5 Million Investment from Digicel Group to Bring Microinsurance to Asia Pacific and the CaribbeanDecember 2, 2014 - 9:31pm from Microfinance Africa
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bima, the leading global microinsurance provider, announced a 5 million USD investment from Digicel Group, the leading total communications and entertainment provider in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific regions. This investment and the resulting partnership will help Bima to deliver access to affordable insurance on a scale never seen before in those regions. The market opportunity for microinsurance in Asia Pacific and the Caribbean is vast, ...
0November 6, 2014 - 3:52am from Mundo Microfinanzas
(Mundo Microfinanzas, en Guayaquil) Fundación Coomeva, de Colombia; Sembrar Sartawi, de Bolivia; Fundación Paraguaya y Access Financial Services, de Jamaica, son las cuatro IMFs ganadoras de la última ronda del programa EcoMicro, de financiamiento verde en América Latina y el Caribe. Las cuatro instituciones ganadoras, cuyos nombres se develaron este miércoles en el marco del Foro
0September 12, 2014 - 3:00pm from The Microfinance Research Blog
We add new themes to the Theme Showcase each week, including free and premium themes for businesses, organizations, and your professional projects. Here’s a trio of business themes transformed by three very different types of users: a professional travel and food writer, a Buddhist podcast host, and a fly fishing outfitter in Australia.
0July 31, 2014 - 9:08am from Mambu Blog
There is no shortage of conversation on how banks are being disrupted. Their credibility is still bruised from the financial crisis of 2008, and the rise of mobile technology and internet access is giving new entrants the possibility to chip away at the behemoth of the bank’s own business. From startups to telcos, everyone wants a piece of the pie that many believe banks having been taking for granted for too long. So what is an incumbent bank to do? We believe this will play out a ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation (GCAMF) Invests $500k in Equity to Acquire 8% of Kenyan Microinsurer Agriculture and Risk Enterprise (ACRE), Loans $334k to Ecumenical Church Loan Fund (ECLOF) for Technical AssistanceJuly 14, 2014 - 3:55pm from MicroCapital
The Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation (GCAMF), which is based in Luxembourg and invests in “social businesses,” recently informed MicroCapital that it has made an investment of USD 500,000 in Nairobi-based Agriculture and Risk Enterprise Limited (ACRE), a microinsurance provider that aims to launch products in East and West Africa in exchange for an 8-percent stake in the company. ACRE grew out of the “Kilimo Salama” program of the Switzerland-based Syngenta Foundation for ...
0June 16, 2014 - 10:29pm from Mundo Microfinanzas
Corado, Andrew, Reynoso, Romero, Waysome y Foster,los seis finalistas del certamen Citi-CMFA 2014(foto: Eyes of Jamaica) (Mundo Microfinanzas) Dos microempresarios de Belice y uno de Granada obtuvieron los principales galardones de los Premios Caribeños de Microfinanzas Citi-Alianza de Microfinanzas del Caribe 2014, en una ceremonia llevada a cabo el 3 de junio pasado en el hotel Iberostar
0June 9, 2014 - 7:18am from Google news - microfinance
Microfinance: What the BOJ now needs to doJamaica ObserverFOR the better part of last week, experts from all over the world exchanged experiences about innovative ...
0June 6, 2014 - 12:10pm from Google news - microfinance
MIF erasing myths, boosting integrity of region's microfinance sectorsJamaica ObserverMONTEGO BAY, St James - Having spent approximately US$6 ...
0June 5, 2014 - 8:24am from Google news - microfinance
Local entrepreneurs among six recognisedJamaica ObserverMONTEGO BAY, St James — Six entrepreneurs, including two Jamaicans, were Tuesday night recognised ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: International Finance Corporation (IFC), Colombian Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Superintendence of Corporations to Facilitate Lending Based on Movable CollateralJune 5, 2014 - 5:05am from MicroCapital
The International Financial Corporation (IFC), the private investment arm of the World Bank Group, has partnered with the Superintendence of Corporations of Colombia, a government agency that regulates corporations, and Confecamaras, the Colombian Federation of Chambers of Commerce, to launch a lending framework that is intended to facilitate financial access for micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the country . The new platform allows borrowers to use movable ...
0June 5, 2014 - 12:19am from Microfinance Gateway News & Opinion
0June 4, 2014 - 11:44pm from Google news - microfinance
Big pitch for 'mobile money' at microfinance confabJamaica ObserverMaking the case yesterday for Jamaica to tap into the growing trend at the four-day 5th ...
0June 2, 2014 - 4:27am from Mundo Microfinanzas
(Mundo Microfinanzas) Unos 150 delegados de diferentes países del Caribe -principalmente angloparlantes-, y otras regiones del mundo, participan desde este lunes del V Foro Caribeño de Microfinanzas, evento que tiene lugar en Montego Bay, Jamaica. Lisa Hanna Bajo la consigna general “Construyendo un entorno para emprendedores que sobresalgan”, el foro explorará buenas prácticas,
0May 31, 2014 - 3:30am from Google news - microfinance
Major industry players for C'bean Micro-finance ForumJamaica GleanerMajor industry players for C'bean Micro-finance Forum. Published: Saturday | May 31, 2014 Comments 0. Key industry ...
0May 12, 2014 - 5:26am from Mundo Microfinanzas
(Mundo Microfinanzas) Con la confirmación de las fechas y la sede del Foromic 2014, los principales eventos de las microfinanzas en América Latina y el Caribe, para lo que resta del año, se delinean según la siguiente secuencia: Montego Bay, Jamaica. 5º Foro Caribeño de Microfinanzas, 2 al 5 de junio de 2014, Iberostar Rose Hotel, bajo los auspicios del Programa de Fortalecimiento de
0May 1, 2014 - 7:03am from Google news - microfinance
Last call for Citi Caribbean MicroFinance Awards nominationsJamaica ObserverNOMINATIONS for the third annual Citi Caribbean MicroFinance Alliance Awards ...
MICROCAPITAL BRIEF: Jamaica Microfinancing Association (JamFA) Executive Director Raymond Gabbidon Says “Loan Shark” Accusation is “Unfair”April 29, 2014 - 5:03am from MicroCapital
According to statements attributed to Mr Raymond Gabbidon, Executive Director of the eleven-member Jamaica Microfinancing Association (JamFA), the recent characterization  of the country’s microfinance sector as being afflicted by “loan sharks” by former Commerce Secretary Dr Chris Tufton is “unfair.” Dr Tufton reportedly cautioned small business owners who accept microfinance loans to fully understand the terms and conditions of the loans, citing concerns such as onerous contractual ...
0April 28, 2014 - 1:41am from Microfinance Gateway News & Opinion
"Nigeria: CBN bans debtors with N250m NPL from accessing fresh loans"
0April 23, 2014 - 2:35am from MicroCapital
Event Name: Asia Microfinance Forum (AMF) 2014 Event Date: August 4 – 8, 2014 Event Location: Marriott Shanghai City Center, Shanghai, China Cost: Admission to the forum costs USD 565 for the general public, USD 465 for representatives of registered non-governmental organizations, and USD 265 for students and members of the Banking With the Poor Network (BWTP). All participants registering prior to June 13, 2014 are eligible for a discount of USD 100. Summary ...
MICROFINANCE EVENT: Caribbean MicroFinance Alliance (CMFA) to Host “Fifth Caribbean Microfinance Forum: Building an Environment for Entrepreneurs to Excel,” June 2 – 5, 2014, Montego Bay, JamaicaApril 8, 2014 - 8:42pm from MicroCapital
Event Name: The Fifth Caribbean Microfinance Forum: Building an Environment for Entrepreneurs to Excel Event Date: June 2 – 5, 2014 Event Location: Iberostar Rose Hall Suites Hotel, Montego Bay, Jamaica Cost: The standard registration fee is USD 300 with a rate of USD 250 offered for Caribbean participants. Discounted rates are available to Caribbean MicroFinance Alliance (CMFA) members at USD 200, entrepreneurs and students at USD 175, and one-day admission tickets ...