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MFC Unveils Mapping Study at the Fintech Connect Launch Event in London

The Microfinance Centre presented the findings from its new fintech mapping study at the Fintech Connect Launch Event #FTC19LAUNCH in London on 3 July 2019. Study results were presented by Jean-Stephane Gourevitch, moderator of a panel discussion entitled “How fintech and innovation supports financial inclusion in the UK“. Study findings show that startups and innovators see new opportunities, with a ...

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The Western Balkans and Eastern Europe Regional Conference “Regulating Digital Financial Services”

Date:  September 5-6, 2019 Location: Skopje, North Macedonia Topic: Regulating digital financial services – Making it work to benefit everyone Geographic scope: the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe The Alliance of Microfinance organizations is organising the regional conference in cooperation with its members: Savings house Moznosti, Savings house FULM, Microcredit foundation Horizonti and the Macedonian Enterprise Development Foundation, with support of the ...

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Investor’s Fair in Azerbaijan: “Microfinance at the Crossroad: Sustainable Development in the Digital Era”

Date:  October 4,  2019 Location: Baku, Azerbaijan Topic: Microfinance at the crossroad: sustainable development in the digital era Organisator: Azerbaijan Microfinance Association (AMFA) On October 4th 2019 Azerbaijan Microfinance Association (AMFA) will be organising its  biggest event of the year – Investor’s Fair “Microfinance at the crossroad: sustainable development in the digital era” for microfinance industry, that is usually attended by many ...

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North Macedonia: “Readiness for Digitalization in Microfinance – Challenges and Trends in the Region” Forum Summary

  On May 12/13, 2019, in  Ohrid, North Macedonia the Alliance of Microfinance Organizations and the USAID’ Microfinance Innovation and Inclusion Project hosted the fourth regional microfinance forum “Readiness for digitalization in microfinance – Challenges and trends in the region”. The forum was attended by 48 CEOs and officers from different departments from 18 microfinance organizations from North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, ...

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MFC Annual Conference 2019 Workshop Presentations

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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A First in Europe: The Migrant Entrepreneurship Academy Is Now Accepting Applications

Dates:  September 2019 – March 2020 Location:  Krems (Austria), Berlin (Germany), Warsaw (Poland) Organisator: MAGNET Consortium Registration MFC invites to its co-delivered Migrant Entrepreneurship Academy – MEA bridges the gap between entrepreneurship education and practical support programmes and promotes the transfer of innovative solutions across Europe. MEA will foster the exchange of information, knowledge, experience and instruments of migrant entrepreneurship ...

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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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