Tag Archives: Fintech

MFC Unveils Mapping Study at the Fintech Connect Launch Event in London

The Microfinance Centre presented the findings from its new fintech mapping study at the Fintech Connect Launch Event #FTC19LAUNCH in London on 3 July 2019. Study results were presented by Jean-Stephane Gourevitch, moderator of a panel discussion entitled “How fintech and innovation supports financial inclusion in the UK“. Study findings show that startups and innovators see new opportunities, with a ...

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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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Speed Networking with Fintechs and Investors during MFC Annual Conference 2019

Date: 30 May 2019 Location: Istanbul, Turkey Session during MFC Annual Conference 2019 The session in the format of speed dating will facilitate networking opportunities between conference participants: fintechs, investors, microfinance practitioners. The selected investors, fintechs and other providers offering digital solutions for financial inclusion will have designed tables to host conference participants. During few rounds participants will have a chance to learn ...

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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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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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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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Fintech Marketplace at the MFC Annual Conference 2019: Call for Proposals

The objective of the Fintech Marketplace at the MFC Annual Conference 2019 is to create space for technology companies working with business lenders, fintechs and other types of alternative finance players to encourage innovation and partnership building in Europe and Central Asia. This dedicated market space created at the conference venue will allow alternative finance institutions to present their organizations, ...

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MFC explores the role of fintech sector in advancing financial inclusion

In the recent months, the MFC has conducted studies on the FinTech sector and its role in providing financial services to excluded and underserved groups in Poland and Ukraine. We have successfully identified FinTechs that contribute to financial inclusion and improved financial health, and explored their current and potential future cooperation with traditional finance providers. In Ukraine, our research was ...

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Welcome to the New MFC Member: PCES doo from Macedonia

We are very pleased to introduce the new MFC Member: PCES doo from Macedonia. PCES doo is an IT consulting and engineering company founded on years of experience in IT for financial institutions and digital financial services. PCES acts as translator, facilitator and moderator at the intersection of IT and banking, establishing integrated solutions to realize the full potential of ...

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Two New Publications added to the MFC Library!

Have you heard? The MFC Library is your source for all the latest publications on microfinance, financial inclusion, capacity building and other topics connected with FI. MFC specialists keep reviewing thousands of publications and recommend reports, which should not be missed. Today we’ve added two external publications: How Financial Institutions and Fintechs Are Partnering for Inclusion: Lessons from the Frontlines      ...

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