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#MFC2017 Study Visit! Hurry up & reserve your place!

  Visit to HDI Company and Lukomir Hurry up and reserve your place on time for this fantastic study tour. The number of participants is limited. In addition to visiting picturesque Lukomir, the most remote village in B&H, as well as the local producer of solar panels, all participants will have a lunch. The lunch is included in the price ...

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EaSI TA 2nd Call for Expression of Interest. Deadline: May 19

  Are you a microcredit provider (greenfield microfinance institution, non-bank microcredit provider, guarantee-granting institution on a licensed bank)? Do you operate in one of the EU Member States, Albania, FYROM, Iceland, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia or Turkey? Apply now for the 2nd EaSI TA Call. Deadline: May 19, 2017 The second EaSI TA Call is also open to MCPs that have previously applied ...

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Please take a few minutes to complete our survey on digital solutions!

We are launching the first ever survey on digital solutions in European microfinance. The objective of the study is to review what digital solutions are employed in the process of providing microfinance in Europe and assess the level of interest in introducing new solutions at various stages of the delivery of financial services. The results will be presented in a ...

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#BWC2017 Join us! Borrow Wisely Campaign

In October 2017, the MFC and leading financial institutions from across the ECA region will launch the fourth annual Borrow Wisely Campaign. Our aim? To radically improve our clients’ financial literacy levels. Campaign partners will use posters, leaflets, brochures and videos to deliver our key financial literacy messages. As in previous years, partners will also use SMS, online videos, social ...

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Call for nominations for 2017 Financial Inclusion Ambassador Award

  MFC is launching the third edition of the Ambassador Award for the MFC members and partners’ advocacy efforts towards financial inclusion. Share your tips for effective advocacy! This year we are seeking members (organizations and/or individuals), who significantly contributed to the successful process of promotion or advocacy for financial inclusion, at the country level or at the EU level. ...

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MFC members are invited to participate in the CEO Summit!

MFC members are invited to participate in the CEO Summit, which will take place in Sarajevo on 26-27 May, 2017. This Summit will follow the MFC Annual Conference, and will be held in the same venue. Over these one and a half days, our aim is to create an atmosphere of mutual trust and support so that we might foster ...

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Apply now! 2017 European Microfinance Award “Microfinance for housing”

The European Microfinance Award 2017 “Microfinance for Housing” is intended to highlight the role of microfinance in supporting access to better quality residential housing for low-income, vulnerable and excluded groups, with no or limited access to housing finance in the mainstream sector. The prize of €100,000 will be presented on 30th November 2017 during the European Microfinance Week in Luxembourg. ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance is open for applications – find out how to apply!

If your institution is a microcredit provider (greenfield microfinance institution, non-bank microcredit provider, guarantee granting institution on a licensed bank) operating in one of the 28 EU Member States, Albania, FYROM, Iceland, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia or Turkey, you can apply as soon as possible for the 2nd EaSI TA Call, no later than May 19th, 2017. The second EaSI TA ...

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Register for the #MFC2017 Conference in Sarajevo!

  20th anniversary MFC Annual Conference “Horizon 2037: Fair Finance for All” 24-26 May 2017, Hotel Hills, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Conference website: www.mfc2017.org Early bird registration: 20 February – 31 March 2017 #MFC2017  #MFC20anni  #ECAMF20   The MFC will turn 20 this year, and we cordially invite you to participate in the MFC 20th annual conference to celebrate our ...

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Start-up ecosystem research – first country visit in Albania

On 27/02 – 3/03/2017 the first country visit of MFC took place in Tirana, Albania. During the visit discussions were held with leading Albanian MFIs (AgroInvest, BESA Fund, Crimson Finance Fund, FedInvest NOA, UniFin), the development agency AIDA, and UNDP. The discussions revealed growing interest of microfinance institutions in serving more start-up enterprises recognizing their unique challenges and needs. The ...

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