January 2016

Andrée Simon Promoted to Co-CEO of FINCA’s Global Microfinance Network Alongside Microfinance Pioneer Rupert Scofield

January 5th, 2016||

05 January, 2016, Washington, DC – FINCA International, a global microfinance organization that mobilizes social investment, philanthropic capital and technological solutions to enable low-income individuals to invest in the future, is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrée Simon to Co-CEO of FINCA Microfinance Holding Company.

December 2015

October 2015

September 2015

FINCA Microfinance Bank Rolls Out Biometrics | Convenient and Safe Banking, at Your Fingertips

September 25th, 2015||

Imagine never having to worry about who is accessing your account, never paying for a bank card, and being able to transact on your account quickly and easily even when you leave your ID at home. Through the support of MasterCard Worldwide, FINCA Microfinance Bank has introduced a simple and secure way to access your account at any of our branch or agent locations, using only your fingerprint.

June 2015

FINCA Surpasses $1M in Loans to Microenterprise and Small Business Owners in Nigeria, Within 6 Months of Opening for Business

June 26th, 2015||

June 25, 2015, Washington, DC – FINCA’s newest subsidiary, FINCA Microfinance Bank Ltd. in Nigeria, surpassed USD 1 million in small loans to microenterprise and small business owners within its first six months of operation, it was announced today by President & CEO Rupert Scofield during his remarks at the Spring meeting of the Financial Inclusion Equity Council (FIEC), hosted this year by FINCA at its headquarters building in Washington, DC.

May 2015

FINCA and Microfinance: 30 Years Strong

May 20th, 2015||

Forty years ago, before microfinance was called microcredit, before it even had a name, I made $50 loans to 800 Guatemalan farmers in the form of six bags of 12-24-12 fertilizer, which dramatically increased their yields on the plots of maize and beans they cultivated.

March 2015

FINCA Launches Saturday Banking Services

March 3rd, 2015||

For our cherished customers to carry out financial services during the weekend,FINCA Microfinance Bank commenced Saturday Banking. This service is for us to fulfill our client’s needs of safeguarding their weekend sales, loan repayment and save their money for the weekend.

February 2015

Microfinance in the Middle East

February 27th, 2015||

The Banker’s Middle East editor, James King, speaks to Rupert Scofield, FINCA’s President & CEO about the long term prospects for microfinance in the Middle East and FINCA’s latest developments in Pakistan and Georgia.

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