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The Meltwater Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Training Program, Seed Fund, and Incubator Program Help African Tech Startups Grow

The Meltwater Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Training Program, Seed Fund, and Incubator Program Help African Tech Startups Grow

In a Nutshell: As African entrepreneurs continue to innovate in fields ranging from fintech to ecommerce, they need proper support to develop, finance, and scale their solutions. The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is a one-year training program launched by the Meltwater Foundation in 2008 that helps African tech entrepreneurs learn software, business, and communications skills to build and pitch their businesses. And successful MEST businesses enter incubators in... read more »

Individuals and Enterprises in 55 Markets Use InstaReM as the Fastest Way to Send and Convert Currency with Transparent Fees

Individuals and Enterprises in 55 Markets Use InstaReM as the Fastest Way to Send and Convert Currency with Transparent Fees

In a Nutshell: Transferring money to foreign bank accounts has always been a time-consuming process that’s filled with unfair conversion rates and expensive transaction fees. InstaReM aims to make this process easier and less expensive for individuals, enterprises, and financial service firms by providing faster transfers and a transparent, what-you-see-is-what-you-pay fee structure. InstaReM’s service currently spans more than 55 countries and will soon include the option of... read more »

We Care Solar Helps Save the Lives of Mothers and Newborns by Providing Solar-Powered Resources to Developing Regions

We Care Solar Helps Save the Lives of Mothers and Newborns by Providing Solar-Powered Resources to Developing Regions

In a Nutshell: More than 300,000 women die from pregnancy complications every year, and more than 1 million newborns died globally in the first day of life in 2017. In response, We Care Solar is working to bring lighting and electricity to underserved health care facilities throughout the world with its portable Solar Suitcase. The solar-powered case has all the necessary equipment to meet the needs of most maternal wards in off-the-grid locations. The organization’s Light Every... read more »

Australians Turn to Police Credit Union for a Better Banking Experience and Quality Financial Products

Australians Turn to Police Credit Union for a Better Banking Experience and Quality Financial Products

In a Nutshell: For Police Credit Union, “Better Banking” isn’t just another marketing phrase. It’s a member experience reflected in award-winning loan offerings and top-ranked customer satisfaction. That experience, along with the convenience and security of cutting-edge technology, is made possible because Police Credit Union invests 100% of its profits back into member benefits. While the credit union was started with police in 1970, it now serves more than 39,000 South... read more »

Canada’s LendingArch Makes Finding the Right Credit Card Quick and Easy with Its Card Comparison Service

Canada’s LendingArch Makes Finding the Right Credit Card Quick and Easy with Its Card Comparison Service

In a Nutshell: With so many options available, searching for the right credit card can be a daunting process. For Canadians, LendingArch helps to simplify the process through their convenient credit card comparison service that allows consumers to find and apply for the card options best suited to their wants and needs. The FinTech startup also offers rate comparison tools on a number of different types of loans, making it a one-stop shop for customer’s lending needs. With all of its... read more »

How GrabOn Gained 20 Million Subscribers and Became India’s Top Coupon Site by Focusing on User Experience

How GrabOn Gained 20 Million Subscribers and Became India’s Top Coupon Site by Focusing on User Experience

In a Nutshell: Seeing how unimaginative the coupon industry in India had become, Ashok Reddy decided to use his technical expertise and business knowledge to change that. He founded GrabOn, a coupon site for India that focused on user experience and innovative features, like BUZZ, which uses AI to send coupon alerts directly to consumers, and a responsive mobile app that can help users get deals no matter what app they are using. Beyond GrabOn, Ashok's latest project is a comparison... read more »

Australians Turn to Auswide Bank for an Accessible and Affordable Alternative to Pricier Big Banks

Australians Turn to Auswide Bank for an Accessible and Affordable Alternative to Pricier Big Banks

In a Nutshell: As Australian home prices continue to tumble, the country’s housing market may see its first annual decline in 27 years. Regulations that aim to freeze out foreign homebuyers may be cooling the market, but that shouldn’t stop Australian residents from purchasing the home of their dreams with a buyer’s advantage. Auswide Bank has positioned itself as one of Australia’s most consumer-friendly financial institutions. The bank offers low mortgage interest rates, as... read more »

Know the Score: GetCreditScore Helps Australians Keep Track of Their Credit Status

Know the Score: GetCreditScore Helps Australians Keep Track of Their Credit Status

In a Nutshell: A person's credit history — whether it's solid or shaky — can have an impact on the outcome of big life decisions, such as taking out a loan to purchase a car or home or starting a business. That's why it's important to know where your credit stands. GetCreditScore offers a free and simple way for Australians to keep track of their credit score, understand the factors that influence a credit score, and learn how to improve it. // Most consumers will need to take... read more »

16 Best Credit Cards for International Travel 2019

16 Best Credit Cards for International Travel 2019

International travel can be an awakening experience — or a test in how much inconvenience you’re able to put up with. Juggling passports, exchanging money to the local currency (for a fee each time), and language barriers are some of the hurdles that can be either exciting or exhausting, depending on your temperament. My go-to currency on trips is plastic, but not all credit cards are equal internationally. Foreign transaction fees, usually 3% to convert your funds into local... read more »

LowestRates.ca Empowers Canadian Consumers with Personal Finance Education and Product Alternatives

LowestRates.ca Empowers Canadian Consumers with Personal Finance Education and Product Alternatives

In a Nutshell: Competition usually leads to better prices, which is a concept that LowestRates.ca helped usher into the Canadian personal finance space in 2012. LowestRates.ca is helping Canadians understand that, to truly achieve superior rates, they must do their homework and challenge the nation’s traditional banks. The company is accomplishing this with its focus on technology, financial literacy education, and side-by-side rate comparisons for auto insurance, mortgages,... read more »