14 November 2023


Nov 14
BlueOrchard Launches Impact Credit Fund
The BlueOrchard Impact Credit Fund (“BOIC” or “the Fund”) complements BlueOrchard´s existing offering in financial inclusion. Building on an extensive network and expertise in the fastest-growing regions and the significant capital needs in emerging markets, the strategy offers institutional investors the opportunity to invest in a multi-credit portfolio that seeks an attractive risk-adjusted return and offers diversification benefits.
Source: BlueOrchard
Nov 14
India: Small Finance Banks Thinking Big Likely to Switch on the M&A Mode
AU Small Finance Bank's move to acquire Fincare Small Finance Bank may encourage others to explore inorganic opportunities, industry captains believe, as bigger balance sheets would put them on a stronger platform to take on their bulge-bracket rivals, especially when it comes to mobilising public deposits.
Source: The Economic Times
Nov 10
The Mystery of the Missing $100 Billion Integral to COP28 Agenda
The allure of setting a new quantifiable goal for climate finance is clear, yet it is vital to shift our focus beyond mere figures and toward enhancing impact of funds, fast-tracking the missing billions that couldn’t reach the beneficiaries and the billions that were approved in the $100 billion target, but failed to bring results.
Source: Forbes
Nov 10
Indonesia to Cap Interest on Loans Given by Fintech Companies
Indonesia will in stages lower the maximum interest rates charged by financial technology (fintech) firms in the microfinance sector, amid complaints that overly high rates have been hurting borrowers, the country's financial regulator said on Friday.
Source: Reuters
Nov 8
Zambia: Oikocredit, Goodwell Investments and Global Partnerships Invest in Good Nature Agro to Support Southern African Smallholder Farmers
Investors commit a combined total of US$ 8.5 million to expand Good Nature Agro’s social impact. With this new investor capital, Good Nature Agro will continue to expand its ambitions and reach, grow farmers’ productivity and incomes, and improve their access to finance. The company has recently opened a new factory in Lusaka and aims to increase its client base to 50,000 smallholders by 2027.
Source: Oikocredit
Nov 8
D. Grimaud, CEO, Bamboo Capital Partners: How Fintech Is Enabling Progress toward the SDGs — And Why It’s Time for Investors to Double Down
Despite the macroeconomic headwinds facing companies around the world, solutions exist that can support the expansion of fintech companies and other tech-led businesses in developing economies. For instance, current conditions are favourable for fintechs and investors to explore debt financing (i.e., money that a business raises by taking out a loan) more closely. Providing debt capital to growing fintechs allows these businesses to continue to serve customers by giving them access to working capital and loan book funding.
Source: NextBillion
Nov 8
Syntellect - A Global Credit Impact Fintech, Expands Reach in Africa with Kenya Women Microfinance Bank Plc (KWFT)
The partnership focuses on understanding the essential housing infrastructure and challenges lenders face in Kenya while lending to the underbanked populations.
Source: Devdiscourse

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