Tag Archives: Financial Inclusion

Alternative Finance Forum: Fin-tech, Social finance & more

  The Alternative Finance Forum took place on the 5th of October in Warsaw, Poland. It was organised by Microfinance Centre with a generous support from the European Investment Bank Institute. The theme and the tagline of the Forum was “Fintech, Social Finance and More”, which also served as the organising principle for the Forum.     The purpose of ...

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Migrant Acceleration for Growth Network

There is a growing body of evidence that (aspiring) migrant entrepreneurs require a different set of core competences to successfully set up and run their businesses in a changing society in dynamic economic and labour market circumstances. To address this challenge MFC, along with 7 European partners, kicks off a new project aimed at linking and training organisations supporting migrant ...

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Watch and listen again to recent Webinars!

Microfinance & Business start-ups: Review of the current practice in Europe   Mikfrofinans Norge microfinance precedent Watch WebEx recordings. Download the WebEx player first! Presentation in PDF 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 ...

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Webinar: Mikfrofinans Norge microfinance precedent

  Download the webinar resentation in PDF 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 ...

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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

Microfinance in Europe. Social Performance Management Report  The Report presents current state of social performance practices of European microfinance sector in implementing SPM. The main achievements of the sector are positive contribution to sustainability of microbusinesses and support to excluded segments of population. The biggest challenges industry faces are setting S.M.A.R.T. goals during SPM implementation and providing non-financial services as ...

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Policy Papers 2009-2016

  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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