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Fintechs wanted: Invitation to the Fintech Marketplace at the MFC-EMN Annual Conference

Dates: 3-5 October 2018  Location: The Euskalduna Conference Centre, Bilbao, Spain Application deadline: 6th August 2018. Fintech companies and tech providers working in the field of innovative solutions for financial institutions are invited to participate in the Fintech Marketplace during the MFC-EMN Annual Conference. The Fintech Marketplace will provide an opportunity to present its business and services and facilitate networking  with financial ...

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Social Performance Fund: 7 years of Scaling up Social Performance Infographic Summary

The Social Performance Fund managed by the Microfinance Centre, aimed at promoting social performance standards and encouraging systematic integration of Social Performance Management (SPM) in order to ensure responsible and inclusive microfinance. Through 7 years, in cooperation with our partners such as SPTF, CERISE, SmartCampaign, MIXMarket and thanks to a mix of capacity building, off-site support and financial support, we managed ...

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Join ILO’s Impact Insurance Academy

Location: International Training Centre of the ILO, Turin, Italy Dates: September 10-14, 2018 Deadline for registration: July 20, 2018 The ILO’s  Impact Insurance Academy is an intense primer on inclusive insurance, combining plenary discussions with elective workshops, peer-assist sessions, real case studies and plenty of networking opportunities. It is particularly relevant for insurance professionals who are interested in learning more about how ...

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Early Bird Registration for the MFC-EMN Annual Conference 2018 is open!

The Microfinance Centre (MFC) and the European Microfinance Network (EMN) are pleased to announce that Early Bird Registration is open for the MFC-EMN Annual Conference 2018! Register now and save up to 25%: Early Birds benefit from more than 15% discount on the conference! Early Birds Registration will run until 31st July. Register now! MFC and EMN Members also benefit from an additional 10% discount. Become a Member!  This year the joint MFC and ...

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Albania: Establishment of a National Working Group with the support of MFC and EC

In cooperation with the Microfinance Centre (MFC) and with the support of the European Union, the Albanian Microfinance Association (AMA) has initiated a series of workshops relating to the future vision and role microfinance can play in the future development of the county. The findings of the workshop, will constitute the basis for the drafting of a strategic sectorial paper ...

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Inclusive fintech: Guidelines for Investing in Responsible Digital Financial Inclusion

responsAbility Investments, the Microfinance Centre Member, is an Inaugural Signatory to the newly defined, globally applicable Guidelines for Investing in Responsible Digital Financial Inclusion. These Guidelines, an initiative co-led by the IFC and developed in collaboration with a group of over 50 fintech investors and digital financial innovators, aim to spread the benefits of the fintech revolution more widely. The ...

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EU budget: a new Social Fund and Globalisation Adjustment Fund

For the next long-term EU budget, the European Commission proposes to further strengthen the Union’s social dimension with a renewed European Social Fund, the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+), and a strengthened and more effective European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). For the period 2021-2027, the European Social Fund Plus would be worth €101.2 billion, and the Globalisation Adjustment Fund €1.6 billion. Both ...

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The European Investment Fund and Erste Group sign EUR 50 million deal to finance social enterprises

The European Investment Fund and Erste Group sign EUR 50 million deal to finance social enterprises in Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Serbia. Deal signed under the framework of the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) All seven Erste Group member banks can now grant loans at reduced interest rates and with lower collateral ...

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MFC co-organized Central American Microfinance Network Meeting in Warsaw

Members of the Red Katalysis Microfinance Network from Honduras, Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua met in Warsaw last week Tuesday and Wednesday for a 2-day conference organized with Microfinance Centre. The conference featured MFC presentations and discussions focusing on digitalization issues and strategies in microfinance, financial education and support for start-up enterprises. The conference also included discussions with the representatives from ...

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Macedonia hosted the 3rd Regional forum: Human resources in Microfinance

On May 13-14, 2018, the Alliance of Microfinance Organizations hosted the 3rd regional microfinance forum “Human resources in Microfinance-Current trends and challenges in the region”, following the first regional forum “Financial inclusion through Microfinance-Current condition, status and challenges” from 2016 and the second regional forum “Payment Services-The role of non-banking microfinance organizations” from 2017. The forum, attended by HR managers ...

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