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Read our latest case study on start-up ecosystem in Serbia!

This case note presents our research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Serbia. This research was designed to identify current good practice among financial services providers and international organizations serving start-ups; understand the future potential role of microfinance vis-a-vis start-ups; and propose concrete and practical steps to bring about more support for start-ups. This project is being ...

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EaSI TA Newsletter: Enjoy your reading!

Dear Readers, On behalf of the EaSI TA project team, we would like to congratulate you on the 3rd European Microfinance Day, which was officially held last month on 20 October! Our third project newsletter also brings you key updates from the different initiatives under the EaSI TA project. We are pleased to share that more organisations have been certified as compliant ...

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Case studies

Supporting “generation start-up”: Opportunities for Macedonia Поддршка на можностите за “Старт-ап Генерацијата“ за Македонија in Macedonian This case note presents our research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Macedonia. This research was designed to identify current good practice among financial services providers and international organizations serving start-ups; understand the future potential role of microfinance vis-a-vis start-ups, and propose concrete and practical ...

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Scholarship opportunity for networks & MFIs to participate in SPTF Meeting in India!

Scholarship opportunity for networks & microfinance institutions to participate in SPTF Meeting in India 19-22 February 2018   SP Fund announces a Call for Presentations for national networks and microfinance institutions to share their activities and plans related to promotion, implementation of Universal Standards for SPM. The most active organizations and interesting proposals will be awarded a scholarship (to cover ...

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Start-up ecosystem research – country visit to Macedonia

Last week, on 24th – 27th October 2017 the MFC conducted a country visit to Skopje, Macedonia to meet with MFIs and the Alliance of Microfinance Organizations (MFO) as well as with other institutions working with start-up enterprises. Discussions focused on the needs of newly created and young enterprises and forms of support in terms of financial and non-financial services. ...

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Join the Webinar: Mikfrofinans Norge microfinance precedent (22 Nov)

Listen to the webinar!   The sky is the limit, some say. This is very true in case of Unni Sekkesæter from Mikrofinans Norge. Despite regulation forbidding money lending by any organization other than bank in Norway, Unni managed to convince the regulator to issue a precedent decision and grant her organization a permission to lend. Mikrofinans Norge is now ...

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Join the webinar: Implementing the European Code of Good Conduct – practitioners experience

Implementing the European Code of Good Conduct – practitioners experience Join us on 15th November 2017 at 12.00pm! Watch the webinar! MFC is pleased to invite you to join the webinar focused on presenting practitioners experience about the EU Code implementation. During the session, we will learn how to effectively prepare for the Code evaluation based on the good.bee Credit (Romania) ...

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Borrow Wisely Financial Education Campaign

The Borrow Wisely promotes global client protection standards. This annual international Campaign is led by the MFC and its partners. We work with any institution that is a responsible lender (complying with current global standards of client protection) working in the Europe and Central Asian region. Testing Financial Health Check In some countries, our partners will be offering a simple ...

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Register to join upcoming webinars on SPM!

 How to ensure that my organisation does not harm clients? 24 October| 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CEST The session will focus on How to ensure that my organisation does not harm clients? and will look at how to understand good practice standards to prevent clients becoming overindebted, to understand the importance of transparency, and to examine some examples from ...

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Borrow Wisely Campaign has started!

For the next 31 days, 26 financial institutions in 17 countries will roll out financial education messages across the region as part of the MFC’s third annual Borrow Wisely Campaign.  During this international campaign, our partners will reach hundreds of thousands of existing and potential microfinance clients with tips and tools about how to take on safe and responsible levels ...

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