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Fintech Marketplace at the MFC Annual Conference 2019: Call for Proposals

The objective of the Fintech Marketplace at the MFC Annual Conference 2019 is to create space for technology companies working with business lenders, fintechs and other types of alternative finance players to encourage innovation and partnership building in Europe and Central Asia. This dedicated market space created at the conference venue will allow alternative finance institutions to present their organizations, ...

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MFC Annual Conference 2019: Thematic Preview and Registration Dates

The MFC Annual Conference is one of the most significant events in the financial inclusion sector. This year, our theme will be “Demystifying Digital in Microfinance” and the event will run from 29–31 May 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. This 22nd MFC Annual Conference will tackle the practical side of digitalization in the financial inclusion sector through case studies, trend analysis and discussion of ...

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EAFRD Financial Instruments – Adequate Products for Financing Rural Infrastructures

   Date: Wednesday, 13 February, 2019  Location: Brussels, Belgium The European Commission – Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are pleased to announce the upcoming fi-compass event ‘EAFRD financial instruments – adequate products for financing rural infrastructures’, to be held on 13 February 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. This fi-compass EAFRD event aims to further raise awareness and facilitate ...

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MFC explores the role of fintech sector in advancing financial inclusion

In the recent months, the MFC has conducted studies on the FinTech sector and its role in providing financial services to excluded and underserved groups in Poland and Ukraine. We have successfully identified FinTechs that contribute to financial inclusion and improved financial health, and explored their current and potential future cooperation with traditional finance providers. In Ukraine, our research was ...

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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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Fintechs wanted: Invitation to the Fintech Marketplace at the MFC-EMN Annual Conference

Dates: 3-5 October 2018  Location: The Euskalduna Conference Centre, Bilbao, Spain Application deadline: 6th August 2018. Fintech companies and tech providers working in the field of innovative solutions for financial institutions are invited to participate in the Fintech Marketplace during the MFC-EMN Annual Conference. The Fintech Marketplace will provide an opportunity to present its business and services and facilitate networking  with financial ...

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Macedonia hosted the 3rd Regional forum: Human resources in Microfinance

On May 13-14, 2018, the Alliance of Microfinance Organizations hosted the 3rd regional microfinance forum “Human resources in Microfinance-Current trends and challenges in the region”, following the first regional forum “Financial inclusion through Microfinance-Current condition, status and challenges” from 2016 and the second regional forum “Payment Services-The role of non-banking microfinance organizations” from 2017. The forum, attended by HR managers ...

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Central American Microfinance Network Meets in Warsaw

Members of the Katalysis Network will meet in Warsaw this week Tuesday and Wednesday for an annual meeting and 2-day conference co-organized with the Microfinance Centre.  MFC has provided support in developing the conference agenda and will guide the colleagues from Central America through the history, opportunities and challenges of the microfinance sector in Europe and Central Asia. The Katalysis ...

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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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MFC Members meeting in Bulgaria

MFC Members in Bulgaria met last week to discuss MFC’s new strategy. The strategy calls for reinventing social finance in the digital era and pledges to strengthen MFC members’ business and social performance through digitalization strategies and technology practises. MFC members in Bulgaria voiced their support the new strategy but cautioned against engagement with commercially oriented fintech.

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