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Update of the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision

The Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion is leading a process to update the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision. What is the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision? The European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision (Code) was established following the adoption of the Communication on microcredit by the European Commission in November ...

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Fintech Marketplace Application Deadline Extended

Deadline to submit your application to the Fintech Marketplace on MFC-EMN Annual Conference 2018 extended to 6th August! Fintech companies and tech providers working in the field of innovative solutions for financial institutions are invited to participate in Fintech Marketplace during the MFC-EMN Annual Conference. The Fintech Marketplace will provide opportunity to present your business, services and facilitate networking opportunities ...

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Welcome to our new member: SMART CREDIT from Moldova!

The SMART CREDIT LLC is a moldavian microfinance institution operating in 5 branches, placed mainly in small cities: Ungheni (2 branches), Calarasi, Cimislia and Chisinau, oriented to small entrepreneurs and social disadvantaged people: 70 % of the SCs’ clients are people from rural regions of Moldova and 56 % of the SCs’ clients are women. The SMART CREDIT’s vision is ...

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4th Annual CEO Forum Summit at the MFC-EMN Annual Conference 2018

Dates: 5-6 October 2018 Location: Bilbao, Spain Topic: Microfinance and fintech 4th CEO Summit Agenda: Download 4th Annual CEO Forum Summit will take place at the end of the joint MFC-EMN Annual Conference in Bilbao.  The CEO Summit will start at 5 pm on Friday, October 5 and will continue Saturday October 6. The CEO Forum Summit is a private space for the chief executives ...

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MAGNET: Join Networking and Sharing on Migrant Entrepreneurship

Are you interested in the topic of migrant entrepreneurship? Do you wonder if there are opportunities to support migrants’ businesses and what are the best practices? Join the Network for Migrant Entrepreneurship Support! The network aims at gathering European stakeholders active or interested in supporting entrepreneurial migrants. Microfinance Centre, together with other partners from MAGNET consortium  actively facilitate knowledge and experience sharing, advocacy and ...

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Open call: Consultant for a study on microfinance digitalization in Europe

Microfinance Centre is looking for a short-term consultant for a study on microfinance digitalization in Europe. The objective of the study is to document interesting cases of digitalization in European microfinance in order to spread knowledge and understanding of the solutions that use modern technologies to improve the microfinance institutions’ (MFI) operations. The research will include the review of the ...

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MFC Signed Strategic Partnership with the AMIR (Rwanda)

MFC’s Partnership Programme for Country Associations is an initiative that is expected to move the cooperation with country level microfinance networks to a new, strategic level. Last week Microfinance Centre signed strategic partnership with Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR).  At the moment Programme is started with 12 country level associations, apart from the above-mentioned: MFO (Macedonia), AMFI (BiH), AMFOT (Tajikistan), AMFA (Azerbaijan), AMFI ...

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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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