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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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First European microfinance institution certified under the European Code of Good Conduct

Europe’s first microcredit provider (MCP) to receive certification for compliance with the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision (referred to as ‘the Code’) is the Dutch firm Qredits. Qredits was founded as a non-profit organisation in 2009 to assist the social and financial inclusion of micro-entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. Elwin Groenevelt, the General Director of Qredits welcomed this certification ...

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Give your Input to the State of Housing Finance Report

Habitat for Humanity invites financial institutions and organizations to take part in the 2016-17 survey of the State of the Housing Microfinance. The call is open until 28th of February 2017. Housing microfinance is a growing sector with potential for more investment and profits. There is information on how microfinance housing loan products are administered and performing. But to build ...

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Join us in Warsaw! Human Resources Managers Peer Learning Workshop

CEO FORUM is pleased to announce a peer learning workshop for Human Resources Managers “Succession Planning and Workforce Development” to be held March 24-25 in Warsaw (Poland). The workshop will focus on the topic of succession planning and professional development, and will discuss strategies how to develop a succession plan that maximizes existing assets, while identifying and developing new talent for years ...

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#GMW2017: Get involved in Global Money Week!

Banks and microfinance institution are key to supporting financial inclusion amongst children and youth – from   hosting a student open day to organizing a savings campaign, there’s so much you can do to engage with the customers of tomorrow during the world’s biggest financial awareness celebration! Visit the Global Money Week website or check the GMW Toolkit for Financial Institutions for ...

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EaSI: Find out more about instruments & activities for financial intermediaries!

            We are pleased to share with you the new brochure about the instruments and activities that are available for financial intermediaries under the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme*. Download the brochure in English, French & German.   *The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme aims at promoting social inclusion, combating poverty and improving ...

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Breaking news! EIF and European Commission launch new capacity building initiative for micro-credit and social finance providers!

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the European Commission are announcing a new initiative to help micro-credit and social enterprise finance providers develop their businesses under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). The new “EaSI Capacity Building Investments Window” will reinforce the capacity of selected financial intermediaries in the areas of microfinance and social enterprise finance. Through equity investments (such as seed financing, ...

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Microfinance & the start-up sector: Romania visit || Read our new case studies!

In early October, MFC staff visited Romania to meet with a range of stakeholders (including MFC members Vitas and GoodBee) to discuss how the microfinance sector currently supports start-up businesses, what challenges the sector faces in that work and the opportunities to expand that support in future. Among key issues and ideas we heard was the fact that 1) the ...

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Financial education for all!

For over a year, MFC has facilitated a group of Polish organizations active in providing financial education. Working group members deliver financial education to variety of groups: children, youth, adults, farmers, low-income families and vulnerable people. Through this group, we have engaged with over 20 financial institutions, public institutions and NGOs in a discussion about the status of financial literacy ...

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