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What Makes a Fintech Inclusive? – Webinar Video

Co-hosted by MIX and FinDev Gateway, this webinar aims to provide clarity into inclusive fintech and, specifically, how to determine what makes a fintech “inclusive.” Bringing together diverse perspectives from government, think tanks, and practitioners, the webinar will highlight new frameworks that can help investors, policy makers and others to better understand, assess, and navigate the inclusive fintech space. Download webinar ...

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Welcome to MFC New Member: Purple Shoots from the United Kingdom!

Purple Shoots is a UK registered charity and microfinance organisation that tackles poverty and unemployment in Wales and South West England, encouraging entrepreneurship, independence and self-reliance. The organisation’s goal is to provide opportunity and dignity for those currently unable to find work, building capacity within the poorest communities, and improving the economic situation of people. This is achieved through: Microfinance: ...

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Assess Your Digital Readiness with DRSAT

New technology and digital transformation can spell big changes for an microfinance institution’s working habits, processes, products and services. To unlock the potential of digital tools, MFIs first need to understand where they are starting from. An MFI’s ability to implement large-scale digital initiatives is called its ‘digital readiness’. By identifying digital challenges and opportunities across both internal and external ...

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CEO Forum Webinar: Pricing Challenges in Microfinance

Topic: Pricing Challenges in Microfinance Date: March 21, 2019 Time: 14:00 – 15:00 CET Presenter: Daniel Rozas, Senior Microfinance Expert at e-MFP Host: Piotr Korynski, CEO FORUM Leader, Microfinance Centre The webinar is open to CEO Forum Members Setting interest rates and service charges is a central issue in microfinance program design.  Effective pricing of financial services may to a ...

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Riding the Technology Wave in European Microfinance: the Case of Qredits

Read MFC’s latest case study  “Riding The Technology Wave in European Microfinance: The Case of Qredits”. This case study traces the origins and the digital evolution of Qredits, a Dutch microfinance foundation that is the only national program providing an alternative source of funding to new- and early-stage businesses.  Qredits, from its inception, has banked on the intensive use of ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance Workshop on the Microfinance Legal Framework in Romania

Date:  27 March 2019 Location:  Bucharest, Romania Organiser: Microfinance Centre The European Commission is sponsoring a day-long microfinance workshop under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme on the microfinance legal framework in Romania and how it defers from the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision. The event will take place in Bucharest, Romania on 27 March 2019. The Romanian microfinance legal ...

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Social Innovation Tournament: 2 Weeks Left to Apply

The Social Innovation Tournament promotes the generation of innovative ideas that create social and environmental impact, covering projects in a wide range of fields – from education, healthcare and job creation, to new technologies, new systems and new processes. All projects compete for the General Category and Special Category 1st and 2nd Prizes of EUR 50 000 and EUR 20 000 respectively. ...

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Registration for the MFC Annual Conference 2019 is Open!

The Microfinance Centre is pleased to announce registration opening for the MFC Annual Conference 2019 (29–31 May 2019,  Istanbul, Turkey)! Register now and save 25%: Early Birds benefit from 25% discount on the conference fee:  Register now  MFC Members also benefit from an additional 25% discount: Become a Member Conference highlights This year, our theme will be “Demystifying Digital in Microfinance”. This 22nd MFC Annual ...

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Consumer Protection Standards for Digital Credit Opened for Public Comment

The Consumer Protection Standards for Digital Credit were created in order to operationalize where the financial inclusion industry sets the bar in terms responsible digital lending practices. They build off of the Client Protection Principles and extend Smart Campaign’s current Client Protection Standards to encompass emerging risks to low-income customers of digital credit. Based on the latest industry research, field ...

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Fintech Marketplace Application Deadline Extended!

Deadline to submit your application to the Fintech Marketplace at the MFC Annual Conference 2019 is extended to 28th February 2019! The objective of the Fintech Marketplace at the MFC Annual Conference 2019 is to create space for technology companies working with business lenders, fintechs and other types of alternative finance players to encourage innovation and partnership building in Europe and Central ...

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