Accion is honored to partner with MetLife Foundation to support small business owners in America as well as financial services groups across the world.
In the United States, Accion has focused on using innovation in financial technology to reach more low- to moderate-income entrepreneurs with the capital and know-how that lead to long-term financial stability.
In an increasingly tech-based lending industry, Accion seeks to meet its borrowers where they are, which is often online. Entrepreneurs searching the web for capital options are likely to find a myriad of choices, some of which lead to better business outcomes than others.
At MetLife Foundation we believe that strengthening the institutions that provide top quality service to low-income populations is a wise investment.
MetLife Foundation has supported Accion as both a funder and mentor since 2012 to help us scale our services far beyond what paper applications can offer. Accion’s increased online presence and streamlined digital lending systems make it possible for more entrepreneurs to find smart options for their businesses.
“At MetLife Foundation we believe that strengthening the institutions that provide top quality service to low-income populations is a wise investment. Accion’s ability to reach more small businesses is a win-win: More entrepreneurs grow their businesses sustainably, hire employees and support their families. Accion grows stronger and can reach even more small businesses with their affordable loan products and business training.” – Dennis White, CEO and President, MetLife Foundation