Lending circles, where friends and family come together to loan and borrow money, are getting an update.
The country is a center of microfinance, providing small loans to the poor.
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.
Starbucks is working with a pioneer in microlending in developing countries - the Grameen Foundation - to lend money to small coffee farmers.