Tag Archives: Digitalization

MFC Annual Conference 2019 Outputs: Solid Agenda, Engaged Delegates and Great Feedback!

On the 30th and 31st of May 2019, the Microfinance Centre (MFC) held its 22nd Annual Conference to explore the implications of the digital revolution on financial and social inclusion. The event welcomed 409 delegates to Istanbul (Turkey) representing EU bodies, MFIs, NGOs, investors and FinTechs from 46 countries across Eastern and Western Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus and beyond. ...

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Microfinance Associations’ Summit during MFC Annual Conference 2019

Date: 29 May 2019 Location: Istanbul, Turkey Pre-conference event  MFC Annual Conference 2019 The Microfinance Associations’ Summit provided an opportunity for representatives from national microfinance associations to share experiences about MFI’s digitalization in their respective countries, discuss the role associations can play in supporting their members. Participants discussed opportunities, challenges and solutions related to digitalization of microfinance institutions. The meeting was attended by: ...

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Eight EaSI Technical Assistance Events During the MFC Annual Conference 2019

Dates:  29–31 May 2019 Location:  Istanbul, Turkey Conference website: mfc2019.org Seven workshops and one investment readiness training are organised under the European Union’s EaSI Technical Assistance Programme, taking place during the 22nd MFC Annual Conference 2019. Pre-conference day on 29 May The pre-conference microfinance workshop titled ‘Digital Marketing Made Easy’ will take place in the same venue as the conference and will enhance your ...

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Regional Forum Readiness for Digitalisation in Microfinance in North Macedonia

Date: May 12-13, 2019 Location: Ohrid, North Macedonia Topic: Readiness for Digitalisation in Microfinance The Regional forum READINESS FOR DIGITALIZATION IN MICROFINANCE – Challenges and trends in the region – is organised by the Alliance of Microfinance organizations  jointly with Savings house Moznosti, Microcredit foundation Horizonti, Savings house FULM and the Macedonian Enterprise Development Foundation, with the support of the USAID’ ...

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Exploring the Relationship between Fintech and Financial Inclusion at the MFC Annual Conference 2019

When the first Fintechs appeared, experts predicted they would usurp mainstream finance—later scaling back their predictions to mere ‘disruption’. The increasingly dominant view, however, is that while Fintechs will catalyse advances in the finance industry as a whole, they are likely to do so as collaborators with astute incumbents, rather than direct competitors. The landscape of future collaboration between Fintechs ...

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CEO FORUM Highlights 2019: Ideas Sharing, Peer Learning Workshops, Webinars and More

The CEO FORUM is a global professional and business networking opportunity for senior executives from the microfinance sector to share the experiences and learn from their peers in a relaxed and trustful environment. CEO FORUM is our prime programme for the  MFC Network CEOs. This year the CEO FORUM welcomes its new sponsor, the European Investment Bank Institute in Luxembourg which ...

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Apply for New EIBURS Research Grant “Building the Future of Inclusive Finance: the Role of Fintechs and Digitalisation”

The EIB Institute is launching a new EIBURS sponsorship on the following topic: “Building the future of inclusive finance: the role of Fintechs and digitalisation” Research proposals should contain a strategy to address the following elements: i) the disruptive potential of technological and financial innovation ii) the use of financial innovations (Fintechs) in the inclusive finance sector iii) evidence on the ...

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User Experience & Innovation Trends for Financial Institutions by Fram Fintech

We are pleased to introduce our latest MFC Member: Fram Fintech Solutions, a UX design and digital marketing company focused on financial sector. Fram Fintech Solutions’ mission is to help financial companies improve the usability and design of their products, leading to higher profits for their business. Have you notised the Microfinance Centre’s new website design, launched late last year? ...

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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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DRSAT: MFI Digital Readiness Self-Assessment Tool

New technology and digital transformation can spell big changes for an 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 aspects ...

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