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Easy-to-Use Tools to Understand What Your Clients Are Ready to Do Online

Together with member MFIs, MFC developed a practical set of questions, which help MFIs understand how they can use Internet and mobile solutions to reach out to bigger number of clients, build online sales channel, improve efficiency of lending process or communication with existing clients. The questions, which should be asked to clients, are accompanied by a simple guide on ...

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SME Financial Health Scorecard Summary

The paper presents the concept of financial health for small businesses and describes the MFC’s approach to constructing a comprehensive measure of financial health. First, the paper argues for the need to develop a measure of financial health for a small business that goes beyond traditional balance sheet and income statement-based financial indicators. Next, the paper consolidates emerging understanding of ...

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#DigLitBootcamp: Call for Delegation of Participants

Bootcamp is blooming – secure your spot in the 2020 edition already now! Fill in the #DigLitBoocamp Declaration of Attendance! Send the declaration by 31/12/2019 to Joanna Trela, Project Coordinator (jtrela@mfc.org.pl) Extended till 31/01/2020!!   Do you feel prepared for the digital transformation? From MFC Membership Digitalization Survey we’ve learnt that 58% of the Member MFIs from Europe and Central Asia ...

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#DigLitBootcamp: Build an optimal scoring system based on your legacy data

Build an optimal scoring system based on your legacy data [track 4] 18 February 2020 Tuesday, 11:00-12:00 (Warsaw, Amsterdam, Sarajevo) During the webinar, the participants will learn why and how they can use their current and past client information for assessing new loan requests. We will explain the process of statistical regression which can be used to analyze available client’s ...

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#DiglitBootcamp: Designing and Positioning of Successful Web Page for Financial Institution

Designing and positioning of successful web page for financial institution [track 2] 4 February 2020, Tuesday, 11:00-12:00 (Warsaw, Amsterdam, Sarajevo) The webinar will discuss the design of the financial institution web page, which attracts the target audience. We will share the practical tips on how to understand what works and what does not work on your web page, and how ...

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Sprint approach: Agile mindset and the Scrum framework #DigLit Bootcamp

Sprint approach: Agile mindset and the Scrum framework [track 5] 11 February 2020, Tuesday, 11:00-12:00 (Warsaw, Amsterdam, Sarajevo) Agile and Scrum are the new buzzwords. But how can MFIs benefit from applying them? During this webinar we will focus on the features that can be useful for MFIs in implementing IT projects (like apps development or clients’ management platform) and ...

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Easy-to-Use Tools to Understand What Your Clients Are Ready to Do Online

Know your client! – this call has never retired. We observe that MFIs underestimate their clients’ digital readiness. “Our clients do not use Internet” we keep on hearing, while the number of clients engaging with Internet grows at great pace. Together with member MFIs, MFC developed a practical set of questions, which help MFIs understand how they can use Internet ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar on the Regulations of the Financial Conduct Authority

On 13 January, the European Union is offering a webinar for microfinance institutions (MFI) interested in improving their organisational culture and conduct and aligning to the regulations of the Financial Conduct Authority. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has replaced one of its standards – the Approved Persons Regime (APR) with a Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) affecting all financial institutions regulated ...

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Sector at a Crossroads? e-MFP: Financial Inclusion Compass 2019 Published

During the recent European Microfinance Week, the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) launched the Financial Inclusion Compass 2019 on emerging short, medium and long-term trends in the financial inclusion sector, with digital transformation of FSPs, client protection, client-side technology innovations and agri-finance among the most significant trends identified by a broad array of sector stakeholders. Launched for the first time in 2018, the Compass leverages e-MFP’s multi-stakeholder ...

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Joint Statement: Social Enterprises as an Integral Part of the Fair, Green and Circular Transition in Europe

Every day in Europe, 2.8 million social economy enterprises employing some 19.1 million people are dedicated to solving societal challenges whilst running a sustainable business. All in all, this accounts for some 6.3% of the total paid workforce in Europe. Unlike traditional businesses, social enterprises create revenues and profits that are directly re-invested into up-skilling, innovative jobs and training opportunities. ...

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