Comment Central - 10 March 2018
With America and Europe divided, we can ill-afford to take policy decisions rooted in emotion and xenophobia. We need practical solutions to fight terrorism, argues Rupert Scofield.
Thrive Global - 6 February 2018
There has been a dramatic shift in the mindsets of millennials. Since the 2008 financial crash and the loss of faith in traditional financial institutions, fewer people than ever are entering traditional finance and more and more people are starting their own businesses, disrupting established industries, innovating and, crucially, trying to make the world a better place.
Financial Magazine, CIMA - October 2017
Making investments with the intention of generating a financial return as well as a beneficial social impact is a rapidly growing field. However, those of us that were part of the mircrofinance revolution would argue that philanthropic impact investing is not a new concept, just a new term.
Glint - 5 October 2017
Rupert Scofield, Co-founder of microfinancing pioneer bank FINCA, talks to Glint about his time in the Peace Corps, the dangers of populism and how technology is set to bring financial services to the developing world
Tech World - 14 August 2017
Silicon Valley, fairly or unfairly, has become notorious for its toxic corporate culture. A growing chorus has denounced what it perceives as an ageist, sexist mentality deeply rooted in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area.
GT News - 8 August 2017
Corporate social responsibility and treasury haven’t traditionally crossed paths too often, but the two are now coming together – with global socially responsible assets increasing by over 25% in the period 2014 to 2016.
Euromoney - 20 September 2016
They say the spread of mobile phones and internet access enables small loans to reach Africa’s rural poor more efficiently than ever before. But while international microfinancier Finca is aware of these opportunities, it knows from painful experience in Uganda that new technology opens up new vulnerabilities too.
Banking Technology - 1 August 2016
Rupert Scofield, president and CEO of microfinance organisation Finca International, discusses how it brings banking to the developing world and why people should follow America’s lead in the art of philanthropy.
CNBC - 21 July 2016
FINCA's Rupert Scofield explains how the micro-financer uses Fintech to enable more accessible financial service transactions in DR Congo.
Business Fights Poverty - 11 May 2016
Rupert Scofield will be speaking at a dinner hosted by Women Advancing Microfinance UK on Tuesday 10th May in London. He will talk to us about the work FINCA does and the impact it’s having, in particular in the social enterprise and innovation space.
City AM - 11 April 2016
When I spoke to Rupert Scofield, he’d just got in the door from Malawi. His company, FINCA International, was celebrating its thirtieth birthday two years late – and marking the launch of its bank in the country.
The Independent - 22 August 2015
Critics say the microfinance movement has not tackled poverty. But Rupert Scofield, founder of one of its largest lenders FINCA, shows Matthew Glynn how it has changed lives
Devex - 3 March 2015
The microfinance industry is evolving and traditional microfinance institutions are searching for new ways to remain relevant as telecommunications operators, payment companies and other new industry competitors take on the business of spreading credit to the world’s poor.
The Guardian - 20 October 2014
New credit providers are transforming financial services, forcing traditional organisations to re-examine their business models
The Telegraph - 13 April 2014
The founder of the 'World Bank for the Poor' tells Robert Mendick in Uganda why a new generation of wealthy Britons must give away their money