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Join the 6th ECN Crowdfunding Convention in Vilnius!

Agenda           Registration   Technology is changing drastically the way SMEs and individuals can get access to finance. Crowdfunding, marketplace lending, digital payments and mobile transfers have raised the standards of efficiency, transparency and openness, challenging traditional financial institutions to innovate and adapt to clients’ digital expectations and needs. More recently, the emergence of AI and blockchain are opening the door to even more ...

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Register for participation! Ethical & sustainable finance for the future of the Europe

Ethical and sustainable finance for the future of the Europe 8th November, h 18.30, Brussels, European Parliament, Room ASP3H1 Download the Invitation in PDF   Sustainable and ethically-oriented finance, as well as microfinance, are engines of growth and development within European countries as demonstrated, over these years of crisis, by supporting employment, welfare and social enterprises. On December 11th, 2016 the ...

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Call for Proposals: Consultant to conduct evaluation

MFC looks for a consultant to conduct the evaluation of its 2014-2017 Strategic Partnership Agreement Framework with the European Commission. For more information, please consult the call for proposals document. Please send your proposal by 15 October to microfinance[at]mfc.org.pl  

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Save the date & register for the European Microfinance Week 2017!

  European Microfinance Week (EMW), hosted by e-MFP, is one of the top events in the microfinance calendar and a unique meeting point for microfinance professionals working worldwide. EMW brings together all sectors of the inclusive finance sector including consultants & support service providers, investors, multilateral & national development agencies, NGOs and researchers. With an unparalleled program and prestigious speakers, the event ...

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Alternative Finance Forum Program Released

Fin-tech, Social Finance and More Copernicus Conference Centre, Warsaw, Poland October 5, 2017, Warsaw, Poland Pictures With just a little over two weeks left until the first Alternative Finance Forum (AFF), we are excited to launch the detailed program and speaker list. Check out the content and streams with innovative speakers and leaders in the field, highlighting the new developments ...

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Call for Training Course Proposals: Microlending Practices of Credit Unions

Call for proposals English version      Russian version   The International Technical Assistance Project “Increasing Access to Finance for the Rural Population of Belarus” implemented by Republican Microfinance Center (Belarus) (hereinafter “RMC”) with support of USAID (hereinafter “Project”) requires a 2-day training course (16 academic hours) “Microlending Practices of Credit Unions for Microenterprises and Economically Active Population” for Belarusian ...

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Just 2 weeks left until the 2017 Borrow Wisely Campaign kicks off!

In October, we’re kicking off our fourth annual Borrow Wisely Campaign! This year, 26 leading financial institutions will work across 17 countries in Europe and Central Asia to improve clients’ financial literacy knowledge and skills. What’s the campaign all about? As with previous years, we’ll be delivering key messages around how to borrow safely, how to harness the potential power ...

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Register today for Global SME Finance Forum 2017 & catch Early Bird special rates!

Global SME Finance Forum 2017 Berlin, Germany, November 1-3, 2017   Join 400 leaders from banks, fintech companies, and development finance institutions at the Global SME Finance Forum 2017*. Taking place in Berlin from November 1 to 3, this year’s conference will explore issues around “Digitization of SME Finance”. The program will include interactive sessions, study tours to high-performing institutions, ...

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Read our latest case study!

This case note presents our research findings and analysis on the start-up enterprise landscape in Albania. This research was designed to identify current good practice among financial services providers and international organizations serving start-ups; understand the future potential role of microfinance vis-a-vis start-ups, and propose concrete and practical steps to bring about more support for start-ups. This project is being ...

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Register for the Alternative Finance Forum, October 5, Warsaw!

Registration is now open for the biggest alternative finance event of the year: Alternative Finance Forum: Fin-tech, Social Finance and More October 5th in Warsaw, Poland Equip yourself with the knowledge, skills, and ideas to introduce new forms of financial services, and innovative ways of providing finance to your clients. Meet the leaders in alternative finance services and lead the lower-end ...

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