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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?
A new form of payment for online shopping, MB is the latest application developed by Portuguese company SIBS – Forward Payment Solutions, in partnership with national mobile operators. The platform provides consumers with a safe and quickly accessible method of online payment. No personal or account details are required once the account is set up and the only information necessary is a mobile phone number.
The online banking specialist ING Direct launched a teaser campaign of print ads showing faces in various stages of pleasure and with the sentence “Today, I did it." While people though it was promoting a dating website ING Direct was in fact pointing out the pleasure of changing banks.