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MFC Member FINCA Armenia Becomes Country’s First Financial Institution to Receive Smart Certification

FINCA Armenia has received Certification from the Smart Campaign in recognition of its long-standing commitment to client protection. This comes after a rigorous independent review process found the organization has upheld industry-leading client protection standards in providing responsible finance. One of 20 microfinance banks and institutions that make up the FINCA Impact Finance (FIF) network, FINCA Armenia joins FIF subsidiaries ...

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MFC Annual Conference 2019: Thematic Preview and Registration Dates

The MFC Annual Conference is one of the most significant events in the financial inclusion sector. This year, our theme will be “Demystifying Digital in Microfinance” and the event will run from 29–31 May 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. This 22nd MFC Annual Conference will tackle the practical side of digitalization in the financial inclusion sector through case studies, trend analysis and discussion of ...

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European Microfinance Award 2018: Financial Inclusion Through Technology Brochure

Read how the winner and finalists of the European Microfinance Award 2018 on Financial Inclusion through Technology have creatively used technology to improve the quality and efficiency of their services. This new brochure presents the background on the Award, outlines the selection process, the Award ceremony and showcases the Award winner (Advans Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast) and the two finalists: KMF, Kazakhstan, the MFC ...

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MFC Annual Conference 2019: Demystifying Digital in Microfinance

Dates:  29–31 May 2019 Location:  Istanbul, Turkey  Registration: Register today Conference website: mfc2019.org The MFC Annual Conference is one of the most significant events in the financial inclusion sector. The event will be a meeting of minds and ideas and will be the perfect opportunity for financial inclusion professionals to network, exchange experiences, learn from an impressive line-up of guests ...

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EAFRD Financial Instruments – Adequate Products for Financing Rural Infrastructures

   Date: Wednesday, 13 February, 2019  Location: Brussels, Belgium The European Commission – Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are pleased to announce the upcoming fi-compass event ‘EAFRD financial instruments – adequate products for financing rural infrastructures’, to be held on 13 February 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. This fi-compass EAFRD event aims to further raise awareness and facilitate ...

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The Borrow Wisely Campaign 2018 reached over 300,000 people. Join us in 2019!

The Borrow Wisely Campaign strengthens borrowers’ financial literacy knowledge and skills through educational materials, client workshops and one-on-one engagement between borrowers and loan officers. Our final evaluation results of the 2018 Borrow Wisely Campaign are impressive: 24 Campaign partners across 16 countries in Europe and Central Asia reached 311,363 people with campaign messages! Our partners educated people directly (individual meetings, workshops, ...

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EaSI programme: EU launches EUR 1 million BDS Pilot to support financial and social inclusion of migrants and refugees

One of the key objectives of the EaSI programme is to stimulate the financial and social inclusion of borrowers wishing to set-up or develop their micro-enterprises and who may have limited or no access to the conventional credit market. To this end, under the EaSI Microfinance Guarantee, the offering of non-financial support in the form of business development services (“BDS”) as a complement to ...

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MFC’s 2018 Annual Highlights: Top Resources and Activities

What a busy and successful year 2018 was for the MFC! We are thrilled to bring you this review of our key activities and achievements. Enjoy and benefit from the resources we’ve prepared for you! This year, we’ve been working hard to help advance best practice and develop financial inclusion by: Supporting microfinance institutions digitalization: FinTech mapping: We conducted mapping studies ...

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EaSI TA Workshop in Albania Met Attendees’ Expectations

The EaSI Technical Assistance recent workshop, entitled “Applying for and Contracting EaSI Financial Instruments for Microfinance Institutions” was designed to help Albanian microfinance institutions learn what services are available under the EaSI Technical Assistance Programme and understand how to apply for them, as well as the EaSI Financial Instruments. The workshop took place in Tirana, Albania on 13 December 2018, and was sponsored ...

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