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Digital Survey: The first ever study on digitalization in European microfinance

  The MFC has launched its first-ever study on the digitalization of European microfinance. The objective of the study is to review what digital solutions are employed and assess the level of interest in introducing new solutions at various stages of the financial service delivery process. The results will be presented in a research paper summarizing lessons from the field ...

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Welcome to our new members: ACAF, Erste Group Bank, Maritza Invest & USTOI!

ACAF (Spain), the Self-Funded Communities Association, is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 and based in Barcelona. The organization focuses on the creation and follow-up of saving groups as a way of fighting social and financial exclusion. Learn more   Erste Group Bank AG (Austria) Founded in 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank, Erste Group went public in 1997 with ...

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Microfinance CEO Summit in Sarajevo

Our third annual CEO Summit (part of our CEO Forum initiative) was held in Sarajevo this year, alongside our annual conference.  Discussion focused on the application and implications of fintech for microfinance, and novel approaches to engaging employees to create increased efficiency and talent retention. The Microfinance CEO Forum creates a unique space for collaboration, learning and sharing of best ...

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#MFC2017 Presentations

  Plenary session: Horizon 2037: Fair Finance for all [pdf-embedder url=”http://mfc.org.pl/mfcwp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Opening_plenary_session_Kalin_Radev_eng.pdf”]   Download this presentation in English & Russian   [pdf-embedder url=”http://mfc.org.pl/mfcwp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Opening_plenary_session_Timothy_Lyman_eng.pdf”]   Download this presentation in English & Russian   Social Investors update:changing interest rate environment & its consequences for microfinance [pdf-embedder url=”http://mfc.org.pl/mfcwp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Social_Investors_Update_Martin_Heims.pdf”]   Download this presentation in English   Plenary session: Winners and Losers in the Digital and Automated ...

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The EaSI Helpdesk on Microfinance is Live

The European Commission in the frame of its Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) Programme has launched a fully renovated Helpdesk, which will assist all institutions and individuals interested in European microfinance. The service is addressed to microfinance and guarantee granting institutions, public and private banks, local and regional authorities, networks, business incubators, research centres and potential clients from EU Member ...

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Find the latest news on the European Code of Good Conduct!

The pilot phase testing the European Code of Good Conduct for microcredit provision with some microcredit providers has come to an end in April 2017. This test phase has allowed some conclusions to be drawn in order to better meet the needs of the microcredit market in Europe. Revision of the APR clause: The networks have voiced some concerns about ...

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Read the first EaSI TA Newsletter NOW!

  Dear Readers, Our first project newsletter introduces EaSI TA’s key achievements since the project’s start and announces project updates and future events. In particular, we are pleased to share that the EaSI TA’s second Call for Expression of interest is still open. Eligible institutions can apply by May 19, 2017. The Call for Expression of interest with all annexes ...

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Call for proposals

Call for Proposals English version      Русская версия “Increasing Access to Finance for the Rural Population of Belarus” Project, implemented by Republican Microfinance Center (Belarus) with support of USAID, (hereinafter – Project) is required to conduct 2-day training course on microfinance for economically active rural population and microenterprises in rural areas” (16 academic hours) for the Belarusian leasing and non-profit microfinance institutions ...

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The Microfinance CEO Forum Opens its Doors to All MFC Members!

We are pleased to announce that the EBRD, the initial sponsor for our CEO Forum initiative, has agreed to expand this important initiative to include all MFC members. In doing so, we’ll be able to increase not only the networking opportunities available to Forum members, but also expand and rich the pool of collective wisdom and knowledge that the Forum ...

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