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Webinar “Uniting Tech and Touch”

Topic: Uniting Tech and Touch: How Centaur Products Are Better for Consumers and Providers Date: March 6, 2018 Time: 3:00 PM CET Presenter: CFI Fellow Alexis Beggs Olsen Host: Grzegorz Galusek, CEO, Microfinance Centre Only for MFC Members.  Become a member! Uniting Tech and Touch: How Centaur Products Are Better for Consumers and Providers – Evidence from Kenya—the newest research emerging from ...

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2017 Borrow Wisely Campaign Results

We are pleased to share with you the final evaluation results of our 2017 Borrow Wisely Campaign! The Borrow Wisely Campaign is an international initiative to promote customer protection standards and financial education. The Campaign is realised with our partners, which use an opportunity to re-confirm customers care orientation and commitment to responsible finance. The fourth edition was realized in ...

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Project „Taking Financial Health Tools to the customer” was launched

MFC and Accion are partnering on an action research project aimed at creating a digital tool (mobile phone application or responsive web site) that will support microfinance clients in changing their financial behavior. The digital solution will also help financial providers to learn more about the behaviors and interact more frequently with their clients. Read more about the project.   ...

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MFC Members meeting in Bulgaria

MFC Members in Bulgaria met last week to discuss MFC’s new strategy. The strategy calls for reinventing social finance in the digital era and pledges to strengthen MFC members’ business and social performance through digitalization strategies and technology practises. MFC members in Bulgaria voiced their support the new strategy but cautioned against engagement with commercially oriented fintech.

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Boost of €100 million for microfinance and social enterprises in Europe

The EU’s financing programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) will receive an additional €100 million for its Guarantee scheme from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the core of the Investment Plan for Europe. The financial support comes on top of the original EaSI Guarantee instrument worth €96 million, for a combined overall investment of €196 million. In ...

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Save the date! Webinar: Crowdfunding and Microfinance

Topic: Crowdfunding and Microfinance Date: February 26, 2018 Time: 11:00 – 12:00 CET Presenter: Oliver Gajda*, CEO, European Crowdfunding Network Host: Grzegorz Galusek, CEO, Microfinance Centre Only for CEOs MFC Members. Become a member!   For over a decade we have been witnessing the emergence of new forms of financing options for small businesses and individual entrepreneurs. New channels and ...

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1st Forum on Migrant Entrepreneurship Support starts tomorrow

Forum “Identifying common issues and challenges of Migrant Entrepreneurship Support and the role of entrepreneurial skills” 20th February 2018, Danube University Krems, Austria   The consortium members for the MAGNET (Migrant Acceleration for Growth Network for Entrepreneurship Training) Project, co-funded by the European Union, would kindly like to invite you to the first of four thematic forum on “Identifying common ...

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The productive workshops on digital tool for financial health improvement took place in Warsaw

The workshop is part of the project Taking Financial Health Tools to the Customer in Eastern Europe and Central Asia implemented by MFC in cooperation with Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion. The project aims at creating digital tool that promotes the measurement and improvement of people’s financial health and will be used by FIs and NGOs in their interactions ...

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Check Your Financial Health

Financial health is the condition in which a household effectively manages its income and expenses, is resilient to financial shocks and plans its financial future with the long-term perspective. By answering 13 questions you will be able to find out how financially healthy your household is: Take the quiz In the short-term, it is important to balance income and expenses ...

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Public consultation on the review of the SME definition

New open public consultation launched by the European Commission on 6 February 2018. The consultation is about the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). The results of the consultation will be an important input for the evaluation and possible revision of some aspects of the SME definition that applies across EU policy areas*.   Consultation period: 6 February 2018 ...

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