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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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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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Join the 6th ECN Crowdfunding Convention in Vilnius!

Agenda           Registration   Technology is changing drastically the way SMEs and individuals can get access to finance. Crowdfunding, marketplace lending, digital payments and mobile transfers have raised the standards of efficiency, transparency and openness, challenging traditional financial institutions to innovate and adapt to clients’ digital expectations and needs. More recently, the emergence of AI and blockchain are opening the door to even more ...

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Alternative Finance Forum Program Released

Fin-tech, Social Finance and More Copernicus Conference Centre, Warsaw, Poland October 5, 2017, Warsaw, Poland Pictures With just a little over two weeks left until the first Alternative Finance Forum (AFF), we are excited to launch the detailed program and speaker list. Check out the content and streams with innovative speakers and leaders in the field, highlighting the new developments ...

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