Tag Archives: MFC Member

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 ...

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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). ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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First impact assessment of MFC Member Erste Group’s Social Banking activities

First impact assessment of Erste Group’s Social Banking activities: 14,000 new jobs created across CEE for people who were left behind. More than 2,500 starting entrepreneurs received business advice and financing; 400 funded social enterprises and NGOs employed over 1,500 people from socially excluded groups; Almost 14,000 new jobs were created across CEE; Total loan volume exceeded EUR 170 million. ...

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MFC Continues Organising Country Meetings on Financial Inclusion

This autumn, the MFC is heading back out on the road to convene country meetings to discuss with partners the latest in microfinance and financial inclusion. This includes: EaSI TA program, EaSI financial instruments, our new digitalization strategy, research on the sector, important events, communication with the European Commission. Upcoming meetings include: Poland: We’re talking to the Polish Union of Loan Funds ...

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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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MFC Member KMF from Kazakhstan announced as finalist for European Microfinance Award

On the 20th of September, the Selection Committee for the European Microfinance Award 2018 on “Financial Inclusion through Technology” chose the three finalists who will go on to compete for the €100,000 prize: KMF of Kazakhstan, Advans CI of Ivory Coast and  ESAF Small Finance Bank of India. This year, the Award has highlighted the role of technology in advancing financial ...

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Welcome to New MFC Member: GRANAT from Russia

We are very pleased to introduce new MFC Member – GRANAT from Russian Federation. GRANAT is a non-bank financial institution (credit-only), operating under a license of the Central Bank of Russia. GRANAT’s mission is to promote prosperity in the communities where it works, through the delivery of responsible & sustainable financial services, that create lasting value for clients, investors and other ...

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