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Finance fights poverty
Microcredit is the extension of very small loans (microloans) exclusively for women in poverty, with the goal of helping them cultivate business skills and entrepreneurship. Microcredit is a part of microfinace, which provides a wide range of financial services to the very poor.
Why it matters
Microcredit combines economically viable future growth for finance companies with a social benefit in the fight against poverty. Is this another example of how social causes can become an integral part of business practice?
In New York, a new way of online banking is developing. Customers simply connect their bank account with their social media channels. Depending on how the consumer behaves online and what they share with Movenbank, they can get rewards such as a better interest rate or lower fees. The bank then validates the information and provides financial advice if needed.
Bankintec has introduced a video call service online that operates in sign language. It gives deaf customers an interactive advisory service, whilst providing more jobs for people with hearing disabilities.