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This financial innovation could help low-income people gain access to credit
Lending circles, where friends and family come together to loan and borrow money, are getting an update.
Microfinance is big business in Colombia
The country is a center of microfinance, providing small loans to the poor.
Adapting microfinance to the 21st century
The father of microfinance, economist Muhammad Yunus, discusses the future of the microlending industry.
The online game of borrowing money
Payday lending -- an area of finance with one of the worst reputations -- may get a facelift with new start up LendUp, which takes its inspiration from microlending. Today, MIT is starting an outfit dedicated to delivering us from our wireless frustrations.
Mid-Day Extra: Starbucks gets into the money-lending business
Starbucks is working with a pioneer in microlending in developing countries - the Grameen Foundation - to lend money to small coffee farmers.