Tag Archives: MFC Member

5th Annual CEO FORUM Summit at the MFC Annual Conference 2019

Dates:  31 May – 1 June 2019 Location:  Istanbul, Turkey  Download the Summit Agenda The CEO FORUM Summit is an exclusive space for leaders of microfinance institutions to discuss challenges, share their experience and expand their knowledge and practice horizons. The 5th Annual CEO Forum Summit will be held as a post-conference event on 31 May – 1 June 2019 during 22nd MFC Annual Conference in Istanbul, ...

Read More

Six Microfinance Institutions Awarded Under the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision

On 13 December 2018, the Code of Good Conduct Steering Committee decided to award six microfinance institutions the certificate of compliance with the Code, based on the results of the evaluations. The certificate is valid for three years. The awarded microfinance institutions were: NOA Sh.a. Albania, MFC member SIS Credit Bulgaria, MFC member FED Invest Albania, MFC member Confidi Terziario Emilia ...

Read More

Partner Microcredit Foundation Announces Call for Board of Directors Nominations

MFC Member, PARTNER Microcredit Foundation from Bosnia and Herzegovina announces the call for the selection and appointment of members of the Board of Directors. Partner MCF is a microcredit foundation established by international organization “Mercy Corps” seated in the USA, which started the business as the Department for Economic Development within „Mercy Corps“ in April 1997 when the first credits were issued. ...

Read More

MFC Member FINCA Armenia Becomes Country’s First Financial Institution to Receive Smart Certification

FINCA Armenia has received Certification from the Smart Campaign in recognition of its long-standing commitment to client protection. This comes after a rigorous independent review process found the organization has upheld industry-leading client protection standards in providing responsible finance. One of 20 microfinance banks and institutions that make up the FINCA Impact Finance (FIF) network, FINCA Armenia joins FIF subsidiaries ...

Read More

Experimenting with Digital Solutions: Initial Lessons from European Microfinance

This case study reviews digital applications and experimentation in digital transformation by European microfinance institutions. Using a digital transformation framework developed by the Microfinance Centre, the case explores the application of technology to core business processes and analyzes the use of various applications such as social media, virtual collaboration, mobile tools, data analytics and artificial intelligence. In addition to presenting ...

Read More

EaSI Programme? It’s easy! Check out these top tips!

Oleg Moraru CEO, good.bee Credit (microfinance institution from Romania) is sharing with us top tips and tricks to using the different components of the EaSI Programme funded by the European Commission based on good.bee’s experience receiving its certification for compliance with the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision, and the support it has had from the EaSI Guarantee Facility and EaSI Technical ...

Read More

First EaSI Technical Assistance webinar: Opportunities and enablers of digitalisation for microfinance institutions

Date: 19 December 2018, ended Speaker: Jarosław Dmowski, digital expert Facilitator: Justyna Pytkowska, MFC Download webinar recording To help all interested European microfinance institutions understand better how to position themselves in the digital space, the European Commission is sponsoring a webinar organised under the umbrella of the EaSI Technical Assistance for Microfinance programme and hosted by the Microfinance Centre (MFC). ...

Read More

The Microfinance Sector Consolidates Its Capability to Support Financial Inclusion in Europe

European MFIs reached outstanding gross microloan portfolio of EUR 3.2 billion in 2017, serving almost 1 million active borrowers 443,825 clients reached with non-financial services in 2017 The European Microfinance Network (EMN) and the Microfinance Centre (MFC) are proud to announce the launch of the “Microfinance in Europe: Survey Report 2016-2017”. The 8th edition of the report provides an overview ...

Read More

Romania: the First Year of the National Working Group on Microfinance Summed up

In cooperation with the MFC several Romanian microfinance institutions including MFC members (FAER, good.bee Credit, OMRO, Patria Credit, Rocredit, Vitas) have initiated a series of meetings relating to the future vision and role microfinance can play in the country developments. The establishment of the Working Group is a part of the MFC’s initiative to support dialogue between local actors involved ...

Read More

Microfinance Centre and Responsible Finance Sign Partnership Agreement

The Microfinance Centre and the Responsible Finance, the voice of the Responsible Finance industry working to increase access to fair finance throughout the UK, today announced a new collaboration to increase financial inclusion and access to affordable and ethical finance. The relationship involves shared learning about systems, the effective and ethical use of data, product design, financial technology and fintech, and reaching the ...

Read More