Tag Archives: Financial Inclusion

Digital Literacy Bootcamp #DigLit

Project description /  background Digitalisation experts run a series of webinars for MFC members and partners. Each webinar is devoted to another specific topic, providing basing understanding and knowledge, based on practical experience and examples tailored to microfinance. The topics are selected based on the MFIs needs identified during the mentoring activities MFC offered to its members within the topic ...

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How Industry Executives View Financial Health – Report by CFSI

Download the Report   In the report “From Buzzword to Business Model: How industry executives view financial health”, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) reveals how financial institutions are approaching financial health as they seek to engage customers meaningfully and profitably.  As the vast majority of Americans struggle financially, improving customer financial health is a top priority for many industry ...

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MFC Shared Its Findings at the Conference “Expanding Access to Finance in Tajikistan”

Date:  August 15, 2019 Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan Topic: Expanding Access to Finance in Tajikistan First national conference on financial inclusion in the Republic of Tajikistan attended by MFC representative Kinga Dabrowska and MFC board members: Alisher Akbaraliev (Association of Micro-Finance Organizations in Tajikistan (AMFOT)) and Sanavbar Sharipova (IMON International). Kinga shared few findings from MFC fintech mapping conducted in several ...

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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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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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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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Join CGAP’s FinEquity Meeting on advancing women’s financial inclusion before MFC Annual Conference 2019

Date: 29 May 2019 Location: Istanbul, Turkey Topic: Women’s financial inclusion Pre-conference event of the MFC Annual Conference Globally, 2 billion people remain unbanked and women lag behind men in terms of access to formal accounts, credit and savings products. 80% of women-owned small businesses have unmet credit needs, resulting in a credit gap of up to $320 billion. Closing the gender gap in ...

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Apply for New EIBURS Research Grant “Building the Future of Inclusive Finance: the Role of Fintechs and Digitalisation”

The EIB Institute is launching a new EIBURS sponsorship on the following topic: “Building the future of inclusive finance: the role of Fintechs and digitalisation” Research proposals should contain a strategy to address the following elements: i) the disruptive potential of technological and financial innovation ii) the use of financial innovations (Fintechs) in the inclusive finance sector iii) evidence on the ...

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European Microfinance Award 2019: €100,000 Prize Opens Its Call for Applications!

  The 2019 European Microfinance Award “Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change” is now open to all organisations active in the financial inclusion sector that provide products and services to help vulnerable communities become more resilient to the effects of climate change. This year features many changes to the Award: eligibility has been broadened to include non-financial institutions that collaborate with ...

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What Makes a Fintech Inclusive? – Webinar Video

Co-hosted by MIX and FinDev Gateway, this webinar aims to provide clarity into inclusive fintech and, specifically, how to determine what makes a fintech “inclusive.” Bringing together diverse perspectives from government, think tanks, and practitioners, the webinar will highlight new frameworks that can help investors, policy makers and others to better understand, assess, and navigate the inclusive fintech space. Download webinar ...

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