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InsurTech for Microfinance #DigLitBootcamp

InsurTech for Microfinance [track 3] 8 September 2020, 11:00 CET  (Warsaw, Amsterdam, Sarajevo) TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Technology is a key enabler for pushing the boundaries towards new distribution models, on demand services and unprecedented level of customer interaction. Sheer scale is no longer the only way to build a market and to become profitable: it’s increasingly about granular data & ...

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EC: Respond to the Call for Proposals on Social Innovation – Establishing and Testing Integrated Interventions Aimed at Supporting People in (the Most) Vulnerable Situations – deadline 15 October

  Under the European Program for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI), the European Commission has published a call for proposals for financial support for initiatives relating to social innovation entitled “Establishing and testing integrated interventions to support people in (most) vulnerable situations” (VP / 2020/003). This call for proposals aims to support existing or new partnerships in testing innovative approaches ...

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Republican Microfinance Center (Belarus) – International Technical Assistance Project – Call for Proposals

CALL FOR PROPOSALS International technical assistance project “Increasing Access to Finance for the Rural Population of Belarus” implemented by Republican Microfinance Center (Belarus) with support of USAID requires the development in Russian of an online course on planning of personal finance for the population of Belarus. Read: Call for proposals PF_RMC_Belarus О ПРЕДОСТАВЛЕНИИ КОММЕРЧЕСКОГО ПРЕДЛОЖЕНИЯ Проекту международной технической помощи «Улучшение ...

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Smart Campaign has Come to an End

After a decade of raising awareness and incentivizing the adoption of responsible practices among inclusive finance providers, the Smart Campaign is coming to an end. CFI will transfer the wealth of resources created by the Smart Campaign to trusted industry partners and remains committed to consumer protection and playing an active role by conducting research on emerging risks and maintaining ...

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Coronavirus Pandemic – Good Practices, Resources & Tools Centre

    How an MFI can act best during the time of the pandemic? We have started compiling all relevant initiatives that could benefit your businesses. Learn from the others’ practices & share yours! On this special resources page you will learn also about institutional and organizational solutions. We will be updating this webpage as new ideas come up, so ...

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The updated European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision has been published

  The European Commission has updated the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit to reflect the changing market realities and capture the wide diversity of providers within the microfinance sector in Europe. It will enter into force on 1 January 2021. What are the amendments? The Code update is the result of a consultation in 2019 with key stakeholders, ...

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Albanian Microfinance Association – Webinar on Digital Payments and Their Future

        With the support of European Commission, through its EaSi Program Technical Assistance, Microfinance Centre and Albanian Microfinance Association organized on July 2nd, 2020 a webinar on digital payments and their future in Albania. The issues discussed were related to the new legislative and regulatory framework that is being adopted in the country according to PSD2, what ...

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Barcelona Declaration: Turning Migrants into Job Creators

  As part of our European programme MAGNET Consortium, which MFC is a part of,  M-UP, SPARK is promoting the Barcelona Declaration: Turning migrants into job creators (video) campaign, with the aim of improving the conditions of migrants when creating businesses in Europe, facilitating their social integration and job creation. The Declaration is a call to action to all the actors that ...

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Global SME Finance Awards 2020 deadine extended to August 14th

The Global SME Finance Awards recognize financial institutionsand FinTech companies for their outstanding achievements in serving SME clients with exceptional products and services. Institutions that have successfully launched an innovative product or service for SME clients, achieved remarkable results in providing finance to SMEs, and specifically women-owned SMEs, or is an innovator in digital financial services, are encouraged to submit ...

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MFC is Part of An International Coalition to Protect Microfinance Institutions and Their Clients in the Covid-19 Crisis

At the initiative of Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation, MFC with a group of microfinance lenders and key players in inclusive finance worked on a set of principles to better support the microfinance sector in the health and economic crisis caused by the Covid-19. Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation, ADA, Alterfin, Cerise, CIDR Pamiga, Cordaid Investment Management, Crédit Agricole CIB India, CA ...

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