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Using big data to link poor farmers to finance

“Two billion adults in the world are excluded from credit. The situation is especially bad for small farmers in rural areas who are unable to access loans to invest in their farms, trapped in a vicious circle of low productivity, low yields, and poor income. The Initiative for Smallholder Finance estimates that smallholders globally access just […]
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Your local post office could become a bank if this bill passes

“Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is proposing legislation aimed at putting an end to current payday lending practices by giving some banking services a new home: the U.S. Post Office. The legislation, called the Postal Banking Act, would make retail banking services available at all U.S. Postal Service locations. That amounts to 30,000 post offices nationwide.”

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Stash to Unveil New Banking Services, Powered by Green Dot Corporation

“Green Dot services will include bank accounts with debit cards, no overdraft fees, and a large network of free ATMs nationwide. Additionally, Stash will provide personal guidance across every aspect of a client’s finances – from spending to saving, to retirement and investing. Stash powered technology will provide clients with actionable advice to help customers […]