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MFC Member KMF from Kazakhstan announced as finalist for European Microfinance Award

On the 20th of September, the Selection Committee for the European Microfinance Award 2018 on “Financial Inclusion through Technology” chose the three finalists who will go on to compete for the €100,000 prize: KMF of Kazakhstan, Advans CI of Ivory Coast and  ESAF Small Finance Bank of India. This year, the Award has highlighted the role of technology in advancing financial ...

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Read the MFC Annual Report 2017!

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to share with you the MFC Annual Report for 2017! Since its inception, the MFC has worked at the forefront of best practice in financial inclusion. To continue this engagement, last year the MFC Board and staff developed a new strategy that will support our members in navigating through the current era of rapid technological ...

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Join us in Brussels to celebrate the 4th European Microfinance Day!

  The European Microfinance Network (EMN) and the Microfinance Centre (MFC) are pleased to invite you to the Brussels-based event to celebrate the 4th European Microfinance Day (EMD)! On the occasion of the 4th European Microfinance Day Campaign, EMN and MFC are proud to announce that this year’s Brussels-based event will take place on 26 October. A panel debate will ...

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Two New Publications added to the MFC Library!

Have you heard? The MFC Library is your source for all the latest publications on microfinance, financial inclusion, capacity building and other topics connected with FI. MFC specialists keep reviewing thousands of publications and recommend reports, which should not be missed. Today we’ve added two external publications: How Financial Institutions and Fintechs Are Partnering for Inclusion: Lessons from the Frontlines      ...

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Welcome to New MFC Member: GRANAT from Russia

We are very pleased to introduce new MFC Member – GRANAT from Russian Federation. GRANAT is a non-bank financial institution (credit-only), operating under a license of the Central Bank of Russia. GRANAT’s mission is to promote prosperity in the communities where it works, through the delivery of responsible & sustainable financial services, that create lasting value for clients, investors and other ...

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Borrow Wisely Campaign 2018 Starts in Two Weeks

We’re kicking off our fifth annual Borrow Wisely Campaign in October! This year, 24 leading financial institutions will work across 16 countries in Europe and Central Asia to improve clients’ financial literacy knowledge and skills.  This year, our partners include: Farm Credit, Ucora (Armenia), AMFA (Azerbaijan), NOA Sh.a. (Albania), EKI, Lider, MiBospo,  Partner,  Sunrise (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Mikrofond , SIS Credit, USTOI (Bulgaria), Crystal (Georgia), KEPA (Greece), ...

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First milestone of the update of the European Code of Good Conduct for micro-credit provision

The Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission will lead a process to update the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision. This activity, which is supported by microfinance experts Prof. Karl Dayson and Dr. Pål Vik from the University of Salford, will be organised in close collaboration with the European microfinance sector, among others ...

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Countdown to the MFC-EMN Annual Conference in Bilbao

Only 2 weeks left to sign up for the biggest microfinance event of the year! Almost 500 microfinance practitioners, policy makers, financial inclusion experts, fintech enthusiasts and development officials from 39 countries have already registered for the Bilbao conference. Over 20 interactive workshops and discussion sessions will bring together an interdisciplinary group of practitioners and technology enthusiast to discuss digital ...

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MFC Member Kepa from Greece has been awarded ECoCG

The European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision (ECoCG) provides a set of standards in terms of management, governance, risk management, reporting, and consumer and investor relations that are common to the microcredit sector in the European Union. These standards are for the benefit of customers, investors, funders, owners, regulators and partner organisations. Business and Cultural Development Centre (KEPA) from ...

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