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Leighton Smith and Andrew Evans: Serendipitous Rise Puts Dynamic Duo at the Top

Serendipity brought Leighton Smith and Andrew Evans together at a time when they couldn’t have predicted their career trajectory — either in the financial services industry or their professional partnership. They met as youngsters in Kingston, Jamaica, with their feet

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VM Finance Poised to Lead Property Financing for SMEs

VM Finance entered the non-bank specialist funding industry in 2018, armed with a wealth of experience in credit writing, backed by its parent company’s century-long work in the mortgage sector. There was a clear need in the United Kingdom housing

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Don’t Expect Miracles from the Multilaterals

by Otaviano Canuto Latin American and Caribbean economies need help, but organisations such as the IDB are also stretched thin. With Latin America and the Caribbean potentially facing years of difficulties due to the pandemic and related economic crises, attention

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Jamaica’s Largest Credit Union: Making an Impact with Financial Inclusion and Education

The Community and Workers of Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union (C&WJ) started life in 1961 as Jamaica Telephone Company Employees Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. Back then, the union had a membership of 135 and assets of a £1,766.23 (equivalent to USD

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Victoria Mutual Group: Building on Dreams, With Some Solid Foundations

Victoria Mutual Group was established just over 140 years ago on the shared dream of a group of clergymen who wanted to create a more equal society for hardworking but economically marginalised Jamaicans. In this dream, all people had access

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Courtney Campbell, Victoria Mutual Group: Fervour and Effort for a Truly Inclusive Jamaica

President and CEO Courtney Campbell joined the Victoria Mutual Group in April 2016, and it came as no surprise to anyone that he was approached to take the reins of the iconic Jamaican business. Campbell had already developed a reputation

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