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Over 1 900 000 people reached by Borrow Wisely Campaign 2019! Join us in 2020 and spread the word about smart borrowing

How was BWC 2019? First of all: Congratulations to all of the participating institutions, You have done a great job! Client’s workshops and fairs, along with one-on-one meetings for borrowers organized at the MFI’s branches; educational materials distributed through on-line channels : websites and social media; many kinds of different events limited only by MFI’s/Associations’ imagination – that is how Borrow ...

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Save the Date! Annual Conference Already in June

Here’s the news everyone was waiting for! MFC-EMN Joint Conference, will be taking place this year in Sofia, Bulgaria. This special event gathering all the important players in the sector will provide you with inspiring plenary sessions, interesting and useful workshops and endless networking possibilities. We do not need to mention the Conference Gala, do we. Mark the dates in ...

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EU Commission Announces Action Plan for Social Economy

The Commission presents a Communication on building a strong social Europe for just transitions. It sets out how social policy will help deliver on the challenges and opportunities of today, proposing action at EU level for the months to come, and seeking feedback on further action at all levels in the area of employment and social rights. Already today the ...

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A Recipe Book for Social Finance Published

European Commission publiished the second edition of the Recipe book for social finance. This is a practical guide for developing financial instruments and finance markets for social enterprise. It is designed to serve primarily social enterprise finance practitioners (investors, intermediaries and support organisations), but it could also be of interest to social enterprises and to policy makers that wish to ...

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Work with us! MFC is Now Hiring for Project Coordinator Position

We are looking for motivated, creative and enthusiastic candidates for the position of Project Coordinator (PC). MFC is an international NGO and the leading social finance network uniting 113 institutions in Europe and Central Asia. We care for promoting fairness, inclusion, equality and responsible service. You will be responsible forcoordinating international projects, representing the organization, managing relationships with key partners ...

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SME Financial Health Scorecard Summary

The paper presents the concept of financial health for small businesses and describes the MFC’s approach to constructing a comprehensive measure of financial health. First, the paper argues for the need to develop a measure of financial health for a small business that goes beyond traditional balance sheet and income statement-based financial indicators. Next, the paper consolidates emerging understanding of ...

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#DigLitBootcamp: Call for Delegation of Participants

Bootcamp is blooming – secure your spot in the 2020 edition already now! Fill in the #DigLitBoocamp Declaration of Attendance! Send the declaration by 31/12/2019 to Joanna Trela, Project Coordinator (jtrela@mfc.org.pl) Extended till 31/01/2020!!   Do you feel prepared for the digital transformation? From MFC Membership Digitalization Survey we’ve learnt that 58% of the Member MFIs from Europe and Central Asia ...

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Easy-to-Use Tools to Understand What Your Clients Are Ready to Do Online

Know your client! – this call has never retired. We observe that MFIs underestimate their clients’ digital readiness. “Our clients do not use Internet” we keep on hearing, while the number of clients engaging with Internet grows at great pace. Together with member MFIs, MFC developed a practical set of questions, which help MFIs understand how they can use Internet ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Webinar on the Regulations of the Financial Conduct Authority

On 13 January, the European Union is offering a webinar for microfinance institutions (MFI) interested in improving their organisational culture and conduct and aligning to the regulations of the Financial Conduct Authority. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has replaced one of its standards – the Approved Persons Regime (APR) with a Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) affecting all financial institutions regulated ...

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Sector at a Crossroads? e-MFP: Financial Inclusion Compass 2019 Published

During the recent European Microfinance Week, the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) launched the Financial Inclusion Compass 2019 on emerging short, medium and long-term trends in the financial inclusion sector, with digital transformation of FSPs, client protection, client-side technology innovations and agri-finance among the most significant trends identified by a broad array of sector stakeholders. Launched for the first time in 2018, the Compass leverages e-MFP’s multi-stakeholder ...

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