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Read our latest case study on start-up ecosystem in Serbia!

This case note presents our research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Serbia. This research was designed to identify current good practice among financial services providers and international organizations serving start-ups; understand the future potential role of microfinance vis-a-vis start-ups; and propose concrete and practical steps to bring about more support for start-ups. This project is being ...

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EaSI TA Newsletter: Enjoy your reading!

Dear Readers, On behalf of the EaSI TA project team, we would like to congratulate you on the 3rd European Microfinance Day, which was officially held last month on 20 October! Our third project newsletter also brings you key updates from the different initiatives under the EaSI TA project. We are pleased to share that more organisations have been certified as compliant ...

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Scholarship opportunity for networks & MFIs to participate in SPTF Meeting in India!

Scholarship opportunity for networks & microfinance institutions to participate in SPTF Meeting in India 19-22 February 2018   SP Fund announces a Call for Presentations for national networks and microfinance institutions to share their activities and plans related to promotion, implementation of Universal Standards for SPM. The most active organizations and interesting proposals will be awarded a scholarship (to cover ...

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Join the Webinar: Mikfrofinans Norge microfinance precedent (22 Nov)

The sky is the limit, some say. This is very true in case of Unni Sekkesæter from Mikrofinans Norge. Despite regulation forbidding money lending by any organization other than bank in Norway, Unni managed to convince the regulator to issue a precedent decision and grant her organization a permission to lend. Mikrofinans Norge is now able to serve directly microentrepreneurs, ...

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Start-up ecosystem research – country visit to Macedonia

Last week, on 24th – 27th October 2017 the MFC conducted a country visit to Skopje, Macedonia to meet with MFIs and the Alliance of Microfinance Organizations (MFO) as well as with other institutions working with start-up enterprises. Discussions focused on the needs of newly created and young enterprises and forms of support in terms of financial and non-financial services. ...

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Join the webinar: Implementing the European Code of Good Conduct – practitioners experience

Implementing the European Code of Good Conduct – practitioners experience Join us on 15th November 2017 at 12.00pm! Watch the webinar! MFC is pleased to invite you to join the webinar focused on presenting practitioners experience about the EU Code implementation. During the session, we will learn how to effectively prepare for the Code evaluation based on the good.bee Credit (Romania) ...

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Register to join upcoming webinars on SPM!

 How to ensure that my organisation does not harm clients? 24 October| 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CEST The session will focus on How to ensure that my organisation does not harm clients? and will look at how to understand good practice standards to prevent clients becoming overindebted, to understand the importance of transparency, and to examine some examples from ...

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Borrow Wisely Campaign has started!

For the next 31 days, 26 financial institutions in 17 countries will roll out financial education messages across the region as part of the MFC’s third annual Borrow Wisely Campaign.  During this international campaign, our partners will reach hundreds of thousands of existing and potential microfinance clients with tips and tools about how to take on safe and responsible levels ...

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#2017EMD: Learn more & get involved!

Read the Press Release!   As part of its mission, MFC & EMN, in cooperation with the members of both networks, will hold the 3rd European Microfinance Day on 20th October 2017 all across Europe. Main objectives of the European Microfinance Day To raise awareness among European citizens on the existence of microfinance and on its value to fight unemployment ...

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Want to know more about microfinance in Europe? Ask the EaSI Helpdesk TODAY

Ask your first question   WHO CAN USE THE HELPDESK? Any institution or individual that would like to know more about microfinance in Europe can use the Helpdesk. It’s particularly relevant to microfinance and guarantee-granting institutions, public and private banks, local and regional authorities, networks, business incubators, research centres and potential clients. WHAT KINDS OF QUESTIONS CAN YOU ASK? The Helpdesk will provide tailored answers, within the ...

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