Tag Archives: MFC Member

MFC Members News: Internet Corners for the Clients of Opportunity Bank Serbia

As a part of its efforts to educate and empower its clients, MFC Member Opportunity Bank Serbia (OBS) decided to install internet corners in its branches in order to enable clients to use computers and internet while waiting to be served. The first corners were piloted in Novi Sad, Kragujevac and Belgrade branches during 2017. Majority of OBS clients do not ...

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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 member: BCRS Business Loans (UK)!

BCRS Business Loans was established in 2002. Its Mission is to lend responsibly and with impact by meeting the demand from SME businesses unable to fully access finance from traditional sources. BCRS provides relationship-based lending with Loans from £10,000 to £150,000. BCRS works with small to medium size enterprises from most sectors that are unable to obtain commercial bank finance. ...

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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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Asian Credit Fund – 20 years of supporting entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan

  We are pleased to announce that Asian Credit Fund, the 2nd largest MFI in Kazakhstan by clients, is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Since its founding in 1997, ACF has supported over 117.000 entrepreneurs and households in Kazakhstan with a total of $74.2M in disbursed loans among  115.000 clients. Women are a key focus of ACF’s business, and currently comprise ...

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Borrow Wisely Campaign has started!

For the next 31 days, 26 financial institutions in 17 countries will roll out financial education messages across the region as part of the MFC’s third annual Borrow Wisely Campaign.  During this international campaign, our partners will reach hundreds of thousands of existing and potential microfinance clients with tips and tools about how to take on safe and responsible levels ...

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#2017EMD: Learn more & get involved!

Read the Press Release!   As part of its mission, MFC & EMN, in cooperation with the members of both networks, will hold the 3rd European Microfinance Day on 20th October 2017 all across Europe. Main objectives of the European Microfinance Day To raise awareness among European citizens on the existence of microfinance and on its value to fight unemployment ...

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Welcome to our new Member: The Albanian Microfinance Association (AMA)!

The Albanian Microfinance Association brings together the largest Albanian microfinance institutions (MFIs), which together represent an outstanding loan portfolio of ALL 13.257.292.608 (approx. USD 120 million) and an active clients base exceeding 61,000. The Albanian Microfinance Association (AMA) operates in this specific economic context with the ultimate objective to serve the future economic development of the country, and in particular ...

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MFC Digitalization Working Group!

In the second half of 2016, the MFC launched a new Digitalization Working Group. The goal of this WG is to discuss with MFC members the ways new technology can be sensibly embraced by microfinance institutions. We would also like to reach a shared understanding of the opportunities that exist as far as digitalization is concerned, MFI needs related to ...

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