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European Microcredit Whitepaper

Download the publication Together with Adie (Association pour le Droit à l’Initiative Économique) and the European Microfinance Network (EMN), Paris EUROPLACE has published a whitepaper on microfinance. Subtitled “Unlocking the potential of microcredit for a more inclusive and dynamic Europe”, this paper summarises the current situation and the potential developments for microfinance, and initiates the reflexion on how to untap its potential at ...

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Join Borrow Wisely! Campaign 2019

The sixth annual Borrow Wisely! Campaign will take place in October 2019. Borrow Wisely! is an annual international campaign promoting global client protection standards through borrowers education. As with previous years, MFC and partner organisations will be delivering key messages about how to borrow money safely, harnessing the positive power of loans and avoiding the pitfalls of too much debt. Read ...

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The Social Economy Missions Call for Proposals

In February 2018, the European Commission launched the European Social Economy Regions (ESER) pilot, in order to raise awareness and foster networking among social economy stakeholders at regional and local levels. This successful initiative has attracted more than 80 regions and cities to the 2018 and 2019 editions of ESER. The Social Economy Missions Call for Proposals follows up on the ESER 2018 pilot and reflects ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Call for Microcredit Providers is Open! MFIs, Banks, Fintechs & More Can Apply Now

European microcredit providers can now apply for technical assistance services under the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme. The European Commission has opened a new Call for Expression of Interest for EaSI Technical Assistance services with the goal of selecting microfinance providers interested in improving their operational capacity in order to disburse even more microcredits and microloans to vulnerable groups ...

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Call for Microfinance Institutions to Test the New Research Tools for Evaluation of Clients’ Digital Readiness

Have you been asking: How you can reach more clients online? How you can increase sales through online channels? What additional business services you can offer clients online? How you can improve your internal efficiency? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these, a partnership with the MFC will offers you the tools you need to find the answer! MFIs ...

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Webinar: What Digital Products and Services Are Your Clients Ready for?

Date: 9 July  2019 Time: 11:00 – 12:00 CEST  Register for the webinar Has your MFI been asking itself these questions? How can we reach out more clients online? How can we increase sales through online channels? What additional business services can we offer to clients online? How can we improve our internal efficiency? If you answered ‘yes’ to any ...

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North Macedonia: “Readiness for Digitalization in Microfinance – Challenges and Trends in the Region” Forum Summary

  On May 12/13, 2019, in  Ohrid, North Macedonia the Alliance of Microfinance Organizations and the USAID’ Microfinance Innovation and Inclusion Project hosted the fourth regional microfinance forum “Readiness for digitalization in microfinance – Challenges and trends in the region”. The forum was attended by 48 CEOs and officers from different departments from 18 microfinance organizations from North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, ...

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Calling Marketing Staff in MFIs: Join Our First Series of Virtual Coaching and Peer-Mentoring Sessions

WHAT IS IT? You are invited to join a series of several monthly two-hour online sessions with an exclusive group of your peers, moderated by MFC staff, for the period between September and December 2019 (maximum 6 sessions). Additionally, you’ll receive one-on-one mentoring from a volunteer peer or coaching sessions by MFC staff. Throughout this series we’ll discuss key marketing issues ...

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Calling HR Staff in MFIs: Join Our Second Series of Virtual Coaching and Peer-Mentoring Sessions

“[The programme] really helps put things in perspective, gives you a chance to exchange ideas and different challenges in the work place with peers from different countries.” –Previous series participant WHAT IS IT? You are invited to join a series of six monthly two-hour online sessions with an exclusive group of your peers, moderated by MFC staff, starting in July ...

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FINCA Armenia: Leveraging Innovation and Technology for Faster and More Convenient Lending

FINCA Armenia (MFC member) announced the launch of a new tablet-based lending system. The tablet-based system will make the lending process faster and more efficient and is consistent with FIF’s “touch tech” service delivery model that leverages digital technology to better serve clients. Founded in 1999, FINCA Armenia has become a leader in the armenian microfinance market by providing innovative ...

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