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Join the Webinar: Mikfrofinans Norge microfinance precedent (22 Nov)

The sky is the limit, some say. This is very true in case of Unni Sekkesæter from Mikrofinans Norge. Despite regulation forbidding money lending by any organization other than bank in Norway, Unni managed to convince the regulator to issue a precedent decision and grant her organization a permission to lend. Mikrofinans Norge is now able to serve directly microentrepreneurs, ...

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Watch and listen again to recent Webinars!

  Implementing the European Code of Good Conduct – practitioners experience Presentation in PDF   Delivering Financial Capability: A Look at Business Approaches This webinar was organised as part of the celebrations of the European Microfinance Day (EMD) Watch WebEx recordings. Download the WebEx player first! Save as you borrow! Want to listen again? Click here The Microfinance Sector in Europe: ...

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Register for the Alternative Finance Forum, October 5, Warsaw!

Registration is now open for the biggest alternative finance event of the year: Alternative Finance Forum: Fin-tech, Social Finance and More October 5th in Warsaw, Poland Equip yourself with the knowledge, skills, and ideas to introduce new forms of financial services, and innovative ways of providing finance to your clients. Meet the leaders in alternative finance services and lead the lower-end ...

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Research results

  Delivering Financial Capability: A Look at Business Approaches Financial capability has been a buzz word for almost a decade as more and more financial institutions and other stakeholders recognize that in order to improve financial inclusion, customers need to have the financial capability to use financial services for their benefit. Many institutions are engaged in designing financial capability programs, however, ...

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Policy Papers

  MFC Policy Paper No.5: Demystifying the role of microfinance in job creation The paper discusses the role of microfinance in job creation through self-employment and microenterprise. Despite high expectations, in general microenterprises have a limited however socially important contribution to job creation. It is necessary to distinguish between growth-oriented young firms that have a potential to create jobs and ...

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MFC Barometer survey: Have your say!

Please take part in our annual barometer survey and let us know about your experience using EU programs and instruments, as well as about over-indebtedness issues in your country. Find out more here

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Winners of the third annual Financial Inclusion Ambassador Award!

In 2017, we announced the winner of our third annual Financial Inclusion Ambassador Award, to recognize members and partners for their financial inclusion advocacy work. This year, we awarded organizations that significantly contributed to promotion or advocacy for financial inclusion at a national and regional level. Specifically, we looked for organizations that engaged in a dialogue that led to a ...

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Join us for the “Save as you borrow” Webinar this Friday!

Join us for the webinar (12 May, 11:00 CET)  with Paul Jones (UK), Head of Research Unit for Financial Inclusion, Liverpool John Moores University; Didier Gillet from French MFI, Parcours Confiance (MFI) and Olivier Jérusalmy (BE), European Financial Inclusion Network to discuss how savings habits are created when customers are expected to save while they borrow.

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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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#GMW2017: Get involved in Global Money Week!

Banks and microfinance institution are key to supporting financial inclusion amongst children and youth – from   hosting a student open day to organizing a savings campaign, there’s so much you can do to engage with the customers of tomorrow during the world’s biggest financial awareness celebration! Visit the Global Money Week website or check the GMW Toolkit for Financial Institutions for ...

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