Microlending

This Singaporean Fintech Startup Introduced Mobile-based Microlending to Mongolia

Access to capital is difficult in emerging markets, especially for people without a long financial history, says AND Global co-founder

Pooja Singh

The Role of the Alternative Lending Sector in India's Burgeoning MSME Landscape

The important role played by MSMEs in the economy was even acknowledged in this year's Union Budget, which pressed upon additional credit support to this undercapitalised sector.

Rohit Lohia

Microloan Startup Brings Banking to the 'Unbanked'

Progreso Financiero combines technology with a culture of financial responsibility to do social good.

A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending

Seeds, a free mobile game, lets players build a virtual civilization while microfinancing women entrepreneurs in Kenya.

Anonymous Investors Offer a Lending Alternative

On peer-to-peer lending website Prosper, anonymous users raise money from anonymous investors, Kickstarter-style.

How Dermalogica Is Giving Women Entrepreneurs a Boost

To alleviate many of the problems in the world, Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand boldly suggests giving women entrepreneurs a hand up.

Diana Ransom

Cherie Blair Launches Program for Emerging Entrepreneurs

The U.K.'s Cherie Blair aims to help the 'missing middles' -- female business owners in developing nations who need help in scaling their growing companies.

Clinton Kicks Off Micro-Lending Service for Hardest Hit Businesses

At this year's Clinton Global Initiative, micro-lending platform Kiva.org makes a new commitment to still-struggling small businesses.

Diana Ransom

Microfinance Hits Small Businesses Right Where It Helps

Here are three reasons why micro-borrowers do better than owners who've borrowed from a traditional bank.

Carol Tice

Five Financing Trends for 2011

How your startup could benefit from these funding sources in the coming year.

Eileen P. Gunn