Tag Archives: EU Microfinance

The Microfinance Sector Consolidates Its Capability to Support Financial Inclusion in Europe

European MFIs reached outstanding gross microloan portfolio of EUR 3.2 billion in 2017, serving almost 1 million active borrowers 443,825 clients reached with non-financial services in 2017 The European Microfinance Network (EMN) and the Microfinance Centre (MFC) are proud to announce the launch of the “Microfinance in Europe: Survey Report 2016-2017”. The 8th edition of the report provides an overview ...

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Microfinance in Europe: Survey Report 2016-2017

The 8th edition of the report provides an overview of the development of the sector in terms of its main institutional characteristics, microloan portfolio, and social and financial performance for the period 2016-2017. The Report gives a sound image of the sector’s heterogeneity relating to the institutional model, the size, and the level of specialisation in microlending. The social goals ...

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Romania: the First Year of the National Working Group on Microfinance Summed up

In cooperation with the MFC several Romanian microfinance institutions including MFC members (FAER, good.bee Credit, OMRO, Patria Credit, Rocredit, Vitas) have initiated a series of meetings relating to the future vision and role microfinance can play in the country developments. The establishment of the Working Group is a part of the MFC’s initiative to support dialogue between local actors involved ...

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Update on the Process to Review the Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision

The European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision is an instrument for ensuring quality standards in the European microfinance sector. It is a voluntary instrument, developed in response to the need for a unifying set of expectations and standards for the sector for the benefit of practitioners, customers, funders, investors, regulators and partner organisations. The purpose of the update ...

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Don’t Miss These Opportunities for EaSI TA for MFIs!

The EaSI Technical Assistance to the European Microcredit Sector Programme helps European microcredit providers strengthen their institutional capacity and share best practices through technical assistance, trainings, workshops and other support. The program is jointly implemented by the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, the Microfinance Centre and the European Microfinance Network. All EaSI TA activities are free-of-charge for microcredit providers ...

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Call for proposals on transaction cost support in the area of social finance now open

A call for proposals on transaction cost support in the area of social enterprise finance under the Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme is aimed at financial intermediaries that undertake long-term risk capital investments of less than EUR 500 000 in the form of equity, quasi-equity or hybrid financing to social enterprises in the EaSI participating countries. The grant will ...

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EaSI TA Workshop in Albania: Applying for and Contracting EaSI Financial Instruments for MFIs

Date: 13 December 2018, Tirana, Albania Topic: Applying for and Contracting EaSI Financial Instruments for Microfinance Institutions The Microfinance Centre in cooperation with the Albanian Microfinance Association is pleased to announce an upcoming event “Applying for and Contracting EaSI Financial Instruments for Microfinance Institutions”, which will take place in Tirana, Albania on 13 December 2018. The event is organised on the ...

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Join First EaSI Technical Assistance webinar: Opportunities and enablers of digitalisation for microfinance institutions

Date: 19 December, 11 AM CET Speaker: Jarosław Dmowski, digital expert Facilitator: Justyna Pytkowska, MFC Register for the webinar To help all interested European microfinance institutions understand better how to position themselves in the digital space, the European Commission is sponsoring a webinar organised under the umbrella of the EaSI Technical Assistance for Microfinance programme and hosted by the Microfinance ...

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Don’t Miss Upcoming Webinars for Microfinance Professionals!

04 Dec, 16.00 (CET): Results from Habitat for Humanity’s study on the impact of KWFT’s housing microfinance product, organised by SPTF The webinar will present the findings from the impact evaluation of a housing microfinance project on a range of outcomes for beneficiaries in Kenya. The project provided technical assistance to six leading financial institutions to develop housing microfinance products and ...

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Mapping the Future of the Albanian Microfinance Sector

The Albanian Microfinance Association is teaming up with the MFC to map a vision of the role microfinance can play in the future development of Albania and continue the series of workshops for the Albanian National Working Group on microfinance. The establishment of the Working Group is a part of the MFC’s initiative to support dialogue between local actors involved in microfinance and financially ...

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