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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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Call for Proposals: evaluation of MFC’s partnership with the European Commission

The Microfinance Centre looks for a consultant to conduct the evaluation of its 2018-2021 Strategic Partnership Agreement Framework with the European Commission. Consultants are herewith invited to present their application for the external evaluation of the project “European level networks active in the promotion of access to finance (microfinance and social enterprise finance)” for the years 2018 – 2021. The ...

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MFC Working Group works on the Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Providers concluded

In January 2018 the Microfinance Centre initiated a working group with the objective to revise the EU Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Providers clauses and provide recommendations to the European Commission based on practitioners knowledge and experience. The Working Group included: Adrien Gizon (Adie), Jelena Stojkovic (Agroinvest), Stephen Deakin (BCRS), Laura David (good.bee), Chiara Pescatori (Microfinanza Rating), Micol Guarneri ...

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Attend to Saving Groups Workshop!

Topic: Saving Group Movement in Europe: A new way to foster financial and social empowerment Date: Tuesday 19th of June 2018, 9 am – 4:30 pm  Location: The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Hague, the Netherlands Registration: free of charge, registration form Program: download If you are interested in exploring what saving groups can mean for your own working environment, come to our international ...

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Apply for Scholarship for the Rural and Agricultural Finance Program!

Training dates: July 16th – 27th, 2018 Training location: Utrecht, the Netherlands Scholarships application deadline: May 21th, 2018 The 4th Edition of the Boulder Rural and Agricultural Finance Program in English will bring together rural and agricultural finance specialists from around the world representing MFIs, Rural Banks, Central Banks, Ministries of Finance and Agriculture, Donor Agencies, Investors, Development Agencies, and more. The 2018 Boulder RAFP ...

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Join Borrow Wisely Campaign 2018!

Want to promote international client protection standards and responsible lending? Join Borrow Wisely campaign 2018! This year, the Microfinance Centre will organize the campaign which helps to improve clients’ financial literacy levels for the fifth time. As previous campaign editions proved to be a great tool for reaching massive numbers of clients with targeted financial education messages. The campaign will be held on October 2018. ...

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MFC-EMN Annual Conference News: the Main Topic and Location are Set

Microfinance Centre (MFC) and European Microfinance Network (EMN) are pleased to announce that their joint annual conference will take place in the Euskalduna Conference Centre, located in the very heart of the city, will host the event providing a unique emplacement to the annual conference. Exploring the themes of future technological challenges and digitalisation opportunities, the conference will focus discussions on “People ...

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MFC Signed Strategic Partnership with CMF (Nepal) Expanding Cooperation with Country Associations beyond Europe and Central Asia

MFC expands its cooperation through entering strategic partnerships with national networks beyond Europe and Central Asia. We believe this will allow us to stay ahead of market developments and keep abreast with new emerging ideas that can have transformative impact on the sector as well as promote regional developments among broader financial inclusion community. Today we are happy to announce ...

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MFC Members Fondi BESA and FAER has been awarded ECoCG

The European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision (ECoCG) provides a set of standards in terms of management, governance, risk management, reporting, and consumer and investor relations that are common to the microcredit sector in the European Union. These standards are for the benefit of customers, investors, funders, owners, regulators and partner organisations. Fondi BESA (Albania) and FAER (Romania) ...

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