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Join “EU Funding for Microfinance: Latest News” Workshop at MFC Annual Conference 2019

Calling all microfinnace institutions in the Eropean Union! Representatives from the European Commission (EC), the European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Consortium of the Frankfurt School, the Microfinance Centre and the European Microfinance Network will provide important updates on the programmes and instruments that support microfinance practitioners in the EU during the workshop “EU Funding for Microfinance: Latest News” at the ...

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CEO FORUM Peer Learning Workshop on Pricing in Microfinance before MFC Annual Conference 2019

Date: 28-29 May 2019 Location: Istanbul, Turkey Topic: Pricing in microfinance Setting interest rates and service charges is a central issue in microfinance program design. Effective pricing of financial services may to a great extent determine the short- and long-term success a microfinance institution (MFI). It is widely known that prices of microfinance services provided by MFIs are typically higher due ...

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Towards Inclusive, Safe and Sustainable Financial Services for Consumers

Finance Watch publishes its blueprint on retail financial services with an assessment of the current market failures and key priorities for the next European Commission. In its blueprint the public interest NGO Finance Watch suggests key priorities for the next European Commission to ensure inclusive, safe and sustainable financial services for consumers. Download the blueprint (pdf, 4 pages) A well-functioning ...

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Frankfurt School’s Development Finance e-Campus Programmes Discounted for MFC Members

Registrations for the March 2019 intake of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management development finance certification courses are extended and discounted for MFC members! Development Finance plays a key role in alleviating people from poverty. With 25 years of work experience in this sector, Frankfurt School shares this experience with you via the FSDF e-Campus, which provides excellent and internationally accredited online Certified ...

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CEO FORUM Highlights 2019: Ideas Sharing, Peer Learning Workshops, Webinars and More

The CEO FORUM is a global professional and business networking opportunity for senior executives from the microfinance sector to share the experiences and learn from their peers in a relaxed and trustful environment. CEO FORUM is our prime programme for the  MFC Network CEOs. This year the CEO FORUM welcomes its new sponsor, the European Investment Bank Institute in Luxembourg which ...

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MFC Member Software Group with an Innovation Award from the European Investment Bank

Software Group, the MFC member from Bulgaria, was recognized as one of the most innovative tech companies in Europe by the European Investment Bank (EIB). The company received an Innovation Award during the 2nd annual EIB Venture Summit in Luxembourg. Software Group was selected due to its constant work for driving innovation through providing cutting-edge digital solutions in the financial sector. The EIB’s ...

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Call for Tenders: Study on the Impact of the European Commission’s Social Business Initiative (SBI) and its Follow-up Action

The purpose of the present study is to provide the European Commission services with a comprehensive, evidence-based analysis of the impact of SBI on the development of social enterprises/social economy and their operating environments both at national and EU level. The impact should be measured against the key objective of the policy initiatives pursued since the SBI: creating enabling conditions ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Workshop on Refugee and Migrant Finance and Support in Europe

Date: April 9, 2019 Location: Istanbul, Turkey Registration The European Commission is sponsoring a one-day microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme for microfinance titled: “Refugee/Migrant Finance and Support – Where Do We Stand?”. The event will bring together international and local microfinance experts, experts on integration of refugees, industry and government representatives, as well as other stakeholders for three ...

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Galt&Taggart Has Successfully Issued Crystal’s GEL 15 Million Corporate Bonds

Galt&Taggart announced the issuance of GEL 15 million corporate bonds by Crystal (MFC member), financial inclusion organization, which mature on March 2021. The annual coupon rate has been set at 4% over the National Bank of Georgia’s monetary policy (refinancing) rate. Crystal is the first non-banking financial institution in Georgia and the region, which was assigned a credit rating ‘B’/Stable ...

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Welcome to New MFC Member: Maha Agriculture Microfinance from Myanmar!

We are pleased to introduce our latest MFC Member: Maha Agriculture Microfinance from Myanmar! Maha Agriculture Microfinance  provides financial services to the unbanked in Myanmar, with a focus on households in rural areas of the country. Present in 8 divisions/states throughout Myanmar with 32 branches and a workforce of 180 staff, Maha is committed to supporting Myanmar farmers, Vendor and MSME ...

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