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Global SME Finance Awards 2020 deadine extended to August 14th

    COVID-19 has disrupted all businesses around the world and we all continue to navigate the emerging “new normal”, so we are extending the deadline of the Global SME Finance Awards 2020 deadline to August 14th.  We wanted to provide as much time as possible as the Awards are an opportunity to reflect on what has been accomplished in ...

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Call for Insights: SME Finance Outlook 2030 #SMEFinanceInsights2030

  The Global SME Finance Forum 2020 meeting connects more than 650 senior bankers, tech leaders and policymakers from 75 or more countries. It is the largest, most high-level, technically in-depth meeting on SME financing that occurs in the world each year. Visit Global SME Finance Forum 2020 official website.   To celebrate the new decade, this year’s Global SME ...

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e-MFP European Microfinance Award 2020 Now Open For Applications – Saving Groups Encouraged

MFC project LETS SAVEE, launched this year is covering a topic of saving groups. Check out the project’s webpage. Our partner e-MFP is awarding best practices in social finance, this time the prize is €100,000 and the theme of this years edition is Encouraging Effective & Inclusive Savings.  The European Microfinance Award 2020 ‘Encouraging Effective & Inclusive Savings’ is now ...

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MFC Memeber NOA from Albania-Best Practice From The European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision

Since its establishment in 1998, NOA Sh.aAlbania (NOA) targets clients such as small businesses not served by banks in Albania. NOA is one of the largest microfinance institutions in the country, with 261 employees, 25 branches, 12,438 active clients and an outstanding loan portfolio of EUR 41m. With the support of EaSI Technical Assistance in 2017, NOA received a certificate ...

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Social Innovation Tournament Organized by European Investment Bank Institute (deadline 4th March)

This year’s Social Innovation Tournament will take place on 8 October, in Lisbon, Portugal. The Social Innovation Tournament recognises and supports the best European social entrepreneurs. It promotes innovative ideas and rewards initiatives that contribute to creating social, ethical or environmental impact.  Typically, it covers projects in the areas of education, healthcare, the environment, circular economy, inclusion, job creation, ageing ...

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Insurance Ltd Receives the 10th European Microfinance Award in Recognition of Its Response to “strengthening Resilience to Climate Change”.

At a ceremony held at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg, Paulette Lenert, Luxembourg Minister for Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, presented the 10th European Microfinance Award to APA Insurance Ltd of Kenya. Since 2006, Luxembourg Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, the European Microfinance Platform and the Inclusive Finance Network Luxembourg have been awarding a €100,000 prize to the ...

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Awards and Announcements – Brussels Event of the European Microfinance Day #2019EMD

17 October 2019 was a special day for European microfinance. Organized jointly by Microfinance Centre and European Microfinance Network, Brussels Event gathered representatives of microfinance institutions’ and associations, who urge to constantly improve their services. This perpetual will for championing, keeping up with change and meeting the standards paid off: members of both MFC and EMN were awarded with European ...

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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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European Microfinance Award 2019: €100,000 Prize Opens Its Call for Applications!

  The 2019 European Microfinance Award “Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change” is now open to all organisations active in the financial inclusion sector that provide products and services to help vulnerable communities become more resilient to the effects of climate change. This year features many changes to the Award: eligibility has been broadened to include non-financial institutions that collaborate with ...

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MFC Member KMF from Kazakhstan announced as finalist for European Microfinance Award

On the 20th of September, the Selection Committee for the European Microfinance Award 2018 on “Financial Inclusion through Technology” chose the three finalists who will go on to compete for the €100,000 prize: KMF of Kazakhstan, Advans CI of Ivory Coast and  ESAF Small Finance Bank of India. This year, the Award has highlighted the role of technology in advancing financial ...

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