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Find the latest news on the European Code of Good Conduct!

The pilot phase testing the European Code of Good Conduct for microcredit provision with some microcredit providers has come to an end in April 2017. This test phase has allowed some conclusions to be drawn in order to better meet the needs of the microcredit market in Europe. Revision of the APR clause: The networks have voiced some concerns about ...

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EaSI TA 2nd Call for Expression of Interest. Deadline: May 19

  Are you a microcredit provider (greenfield microfinance institution, non-bank microcredit provider, guarantee-granting institution on a licensed bank)? Do you operate in one of the EU Member States, Albania, FYROM, Iceland, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia or Turkey? Apply now for the 2nd EaSI TA Call. Deadline: May 19, 2017 The second EaSI TA Call is also open to MCPs that have previously applied ...

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Call for nominations for 2017 Financial Inclusion Ambassador Award

  MFC is launching the third edition of the Ambassador Award for the MFC members and partners’ advocacy efforts towards financial inclusion. Share your tips for effective advocacy! This year we are seeking members (organizations and/or individuals), who significantly contributed to the successful process of promotion or advocacy for financial inclusion, at the country level or at the EU level. ...

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Apply now! 2017 European Microfinance Award “Microfinance for housing”

The European Microfinance Award 2017 “Microfinance for Housing” is intended to highlight the role of microfinance in supporting access to better quality residential housing for low-income, vulnerable and excluded groups, with no or limited access to housing finance in the mainstream sector. The prize of €100,000 will be presented on 30th November 2017 during the European Microfinance Week in Luxembourg. ...

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EaSI Technical Assistance is open for applications – find out how to apply!

If your institution is a microcredit provider (greenfield microfinance institution, non-bank microcredit provider, guarantee granting institution on a licensed bank) operating in one of the 28 EU Member States, Albania, FYROM, Iceland, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia or Turkey, you can apply as soon as possible for the 2nd EaSI TA Call, no later than May 19th, 2017. The second EaSI TA ...

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Start-up ecosystem research – first country visit in Albania

On 27/02 – 3/03/2017 the first country visit of MFC took place in Tirana, Albania. During the visit discussions were held with leading Albanian MFIs (AgroInvest, BESA Fund, Crimson Finance Fund, FedInvest NOA, UniFin), the development agency AIDA, and UNDP. The discussions revealed growing interest of microfinance institutions in serving more start-up enterprises recognizing their unique challenges and needs. The ...

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#EaSITA Dołącz do nas 23 marca 2017 r. w Warszawie!

Fundacja Microfinance Centre (MFC), Polski Związek Funduszy Pożyczkowych (PZFP) oraz Krajowy Punkt Kontaktowy ds. Instrumentów Finansowych Programów Unii Europejskiej mają zaszczyt zaprosić na warsztat „Unijne narzędzia wsparcia finansowego i technicznego dla funduszy pożyczkowych w Polsce”. Warsztat odbędzie się 23 marca 2017 roku w Warszawie. Warsztat jest bezpłatny, zorganizowany dzięki wsparciu unijnego programu fi-compass. Pytania prosimy kierować do Pani Aldony Rutkowskiej  

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A new round of the research on start-up ecosystem in Europe in 2017

This year, we continue exploring the conditions for business creation and the role of microfinance vis-a-vis start-ups. This year, we are teaming up with the European Microfinance Network (EMN) to carry out the project in 8 countries: Albania, Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Spain and the UK. This project is implemented within the four-year Framework Partnership Agreement of MFC and ...

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Save the date! 14th EMN Annual Conference

The European Microfinance Network (EMN) will hold its 14th Annual Conference in Venice, Italy on the 22nd & 23rd June 2017. The purpose of the event is to be a meeting of minds, ideas, and experiences. About 300 delegates are expected to attend, including microfinance practitioners from all over Europe, service providers, academics and researchers who are interested in the ...

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First European microfinance institution certified under the European Code of Good Conduct

Europe’s first microcredit provider (MCP) to receive certification for compliance with the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision (referred to as ‘the Code’) is the Dutch firm Qredits. Qredits was founded as a non-profit organisation in 2009 to assist the social and financial inclusion of micro-entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. Elwin Groenevelt, the General Director of Qredits welcomed this certification ...

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