Tag Archives: Digitalization

Financial Inclusion in the Digital Age

Many households and small businesses in emerging markets have no or very limited access to formal financial services. Even in developed countries, they only have access to a limited menu of cost-effective products from financial institutions for addressing their financial needs. Over two billion unbanked adults in the world, representing 38 percent of all adults globally, lack access to basic ...

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Join MFC for 3 sessions during the European Microfinance Week 2018!

European Microfinance Week, organised by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) in Luxembourg on 14 – 16 November, hosts high level and in-depth discussions by all sectors of the financial inclusion community working worldwide, especially in the south. The unparalleled three day event attracts leading experts, opinion-leaders and policy-makers to its plenaries and workshop sessions tackling front line topics. You’re invited!  As part ...

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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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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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Alternative Credit Scoring: Workshop for Chief Credit Officers held last week in Warsaw

On Thursday and Friday last week MFC convened a 2-day meeting for MFC member institutions from Bulgaria, Ireland, Armenia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Poland, UK and USA to discuss how scoring methods and digitalization can support transformation to more efficient and more effective microfinance institutions. This was an excellent workshop bringing together a large number of credit ...

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Webinar “Uniting Tech and Touch”

  Topic: Uniting Tech and Touch: How Centaur Products Are Better for Consumers and Providers Date: March 6, 2018, ended Presenter: CFI Fellow Alexis Beggs Olsen Host: Grzegorz Galusek, CEO, Microfinance Centre Only for MFC Members.  Become a member! Uniting Tech and Touch: How Centaur Products Are Better for Consumers and Providers – Evidence from Kenya—the newest research emerging from the CFI ...

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Webinar: Crowdfunding and Microfinance

  Topic: Crowdfunding and Microfinance Date: February 26, 2018, ended Presenter: Oliver Gajda, CEO, European Crowdfunding Network Host: Grzegorz Galusek, CEO, Microfinance Centre Only for CEOs MFC Members. Become a member! For over a decade we have been witnessing the emergence of new forms of financing options for small businesses and individual entrepreneurs. New channels and institutions have come to ...

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Meeting the challenges of a changing world: Our new organizational strategy

  As the year draws to a close, we are setting our sights on the next horizon. On the future challenges and opportunities that await us as social purpose organisations. The landscape that surrounds our work is in a state of unprecedented change, and traditional assumptions about how we organize our work, our communities, and our economy are being challenged. ...

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Read our latest research papers!

Digitalizing Microfinance in Europe The paper summarizes the results of the survey on the use of fintech solutions and digitalization of the customer relations and lending process among MFIs in Europe. While there is a widespread recognition about the need to use digital processes to a larger degree, the ability and willingness of MFIs to do that varies greatly. The ...

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Alternative Finance Forum: Fin-tech, Social finance & more

  The Alternative Finance Forum took place on the 5th of October in Warsaw, Poland. It was organised by Microfinance Centre with a generous support from the European Investment Bank Institute. The theme and the tagline of the Forum was “Fintech, Social Finance and More”, which also served as the organising principle for the Forum.     The purpose of ...

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