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Fintech Marketplace Application Deadline Extended

Deadline to submit your application to the Fintech Marketplace on MFC-EMN Annual Conference 2018 extended to 6th August! Fintech companies and tech providers working in the field of innovative solutions for financial institutions are invited to participate in Fintech Marketplace during the MFC-EMN Annual Conference. The Fintech Marketplace will provide opportunity to present your business, services and facilitate networking opportunities ...

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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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Inclusive fintech: Guidelines for Investing in Responsible Digital Financial Inclusion

responsAbility Investments, the Microfinance Centre Member, is an Inaugural Signatory to the newly defined, globally applicable Guidelines for Investing in Responsible Digital Financial Inclusion. These Guidelines, an initiative co-led by the IFC and developed in collaboration with a group of over 50 fintech investors and digital financial innovators, aim to spread the benefits of the fintech revolution more widely. The ...

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Alternative Credit Scoring: Workshop for Chief Credit Officers held last week in Warsaw

On Thursday and Friday last week MFC convened a 2-day meeting for MFC member institutions from Bulgaria, Ireland, Armenia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Poland, UK and USA to discuss how scoring methods and digitalization can support transformation to more efficient and more effective microfinance institutions. This was an excellent workshop bringing together a large number of credit ...

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Report “Financial Inclusion in the Digital Age” was published by CreditEase, IFC and Stanford University

The report on “Financial Inclusion in the Digital Age” was jointly published by CreditEase, IFC – International Finance Corporation, and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. This report highlights some of the central frictions that prevent greater financial inclusion and financial well-being, and associated technological innovations that are fostering creative new approaches to mitigating these frictions for individuals and small ...

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European Commission announced a proposal for a Regulation on Crowdfunding

The Action Plans on Sustainable Finance, FinTech and a proposal for a Regulation on Crowdfunding was announced by European Commission in 8 March 2018. EC Vice-President Dombrovskis said in his speech: “To compete globally, Europe’s innovators need access to capital, space to experiment, and scale to grow. But we also need to address consumer safety, and maintain the resilience of ...

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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 Time: 3:00 PM CET 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 ...

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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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Save the date! Webinar: Crowdfunding and Microfinance

Topic: Crowdfunding and Microfinance Date: February 26, 2018 Time: 11:00 – 12:00 CET Presenter: Oliver Gajda*, CEO, European Crowdfunding Network Host: Grzegorz Galusek, CEO, Microfinance Centre Only for CEOs MFC Members. Become a member!   For over a decade we have been witnessing the emergence of new forms of financing options for small businesses and individual entrepreneurs. New channels and ...

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Welcome to our new members: Banca Etica, Brutto & GLS Alternative Investments

  Banca Etica (Italy) is a cooperative bank operating in Italy and Spain, owned by citizens and social organisations and is inspired by the principles of Ethical Finance: transparency, participation, sobriety, efficiency, and the awareness of the non-economic consequences of economic actions. Banca Etica is free from the influence of politics and economic-financial groups, and its members are citizens and organisations; ...

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