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The European Investment Fund and Erste Group sign EUR 50 million deal to finance social enterprises

The European Investment Fund and Erste Group sign EUR 50 million deal to finance social enterprises in Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Serbia. Deal signed under the framework of the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) All seven Erste Group member banks can now grant loans at reduced interest rates and with lower collateral ...

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MFC co-organized Central American Microfinance Network Meeting in Warsaw

Members of the Red Katalysis Microfinance Network from Honduras, Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua met in Warsaw last week Tuesday and Wednesday for a 2-day conference organized with Microfinance Centre. The conference featured MFC presentations and discussions focusing on digitalization issues and strategies in microfinance, financial education and support for start-up enterprises. The conference also included discussions with the representatives from ...

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Macedonia hosted the 3rd Regional forum: Human resources in Microfinance

On May 13-14, 2018, the Alliance of Microfinance Organizations hosted the 3rd regional microfinance forum “Human resources in Microfinance-Current trends and challenges in the region”, following the first regional forum “Financial inclusion through Microfinance-Current condition, status and challenges” from 2016 and the second regional forum “Payment Services-The role of non-banking microfinance organizations” from 2017. The forum, attended by HR managers ...

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Current State of the Microfinance Sector in Kazakhstan: 149 organizations are operating

According to the register of microfinance organizations (MFIs) of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NB RK) on January 1, 2018 149 organizations are operating in the country. The number of MFIs for 2017 increased by 13 organizations. MFIs are represented in all regions of Kazakhstan. The largest number of MFIs has been registered in: Almaty city – ...

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Microfinance Centre Joins Finance Watch

Finance Watch, the independent non-profit organisation that defends the public interest in financial reform and regulation, has taken over the activities of European Financial Inclusion Network (EFIN) –  a network of researchers and practitioners working on financial inclusion. EFIN membership held its General Assembly  in Brussels, on 13 June 2018 and voted to close EFIN after its activities are transferred to ...

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I want to borrow smarter

Do you find Financial Health Quiz useful?    You can offer the Financial Health Quiz to your Customers or Partners in cooperation with Microfinance Centre. For further details please contact Kinga Dabrowska. Microfinance Centre Financial Education Projects  

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Central American Microfinance Network Meets in Warsaw

Members of the Katalysis Network will meet in Warsaw this week Tuesday and Wednesday for an annual meeting and 2-day conference co-organized with the Microfinance Centre.  MFC has provided support in developing the conference agenda and will guide the colleagues from Central America through the history, opportunities and challenges of the microfinance sector in Europe and Central Asia. The Katalysis ...

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Webinar: Transforming Microfinance Operations for a Digital World

Topic: Transforming Microfinance Operations for a Digital World Date: June 13, 2018, 14:00 – 15:00 CET Presenters: Nicole Van Der Tuin, Chief Executive Officer and David Kruijff, Director of Global Client Strategy, First Access Host: Grzegorz Galusek, CEO, Microfinance Centre The results of the recent survey conducted by MFC revealed  that unlike banks and microfinance institutions in the developing world, MFIs ...

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MFC Signed Strategic Partnership with the MNBFIA (Mongolia) and MCPI (Philippines)

MFC’s Partnership Programme for Country Associations is a new initiative that is expected to move the cooperation with country level microfinance networks to a new, strategic level.  This week next 2 Associations joined the Programme: MNBFIA (Mongolia) and MCPI (Philippines). At the moment Programme is started with 11 country level associations, apart from the above-mentioned MFO (Macedonia), AMFI (BiH), AMFOT (Tajikistan), AMFA (Azerbaijan), AMFI (Kyrgyzstan), UCORA (Armenia), AMA ...

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I want to pay my bills on time

Here are some easy tips to help you pay your bills on time. Choose one the options below and apply! Pay all the bills immediately after receiving salary. If you keep forgetting paying the bills on time, put reminder in your phone each month to remind you about payment date. Put aside (e.g. on separate account, envelope, box) some money ...

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