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Penguin delegation on its way to the MFC Annual Conference 2019

BREAKING NEWS :: 1 APRIL 2019 :: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE We are delighted to confirm the participation in the MFC Annual Conference 2019 of an official delegation of penguins representing microlenders in the Arctic Fauna Marketplace (AMF). Their stated goal in attending the conference is to present lessons learned from working in a fast-changing environment, discussing the role of microfinance ...

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5th European Microfinance Day: Empowering tomorrow’s entrepreneurs

The European Microfinance Day was launched in 2015 as a tool to highlight the impact of the microfinance sector in Europe from a social and an economic perspective. The main objectives of the European Microfinance Day are: To raise awareness among European citizens on the existence of microfinance and on its value to fight unemployment and social exclusion. To draw ...

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User Experience & Innovation Trends for Financial Institutions by Fram Fintech

We are pleased to introduce our latest MFC Member: Fram Fintech Solutions, a UX design and digital marketing company focused on financial sector. Fram Fintech Solutions’ mission is to help financial companies improve the usability and design of their products, leading to higher profits for their business. Have you notised the Microfinance Centre’s new website design, launched late last year? ...

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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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EaSI TA Workshop in Albania: Applying for and Contracting EaSI Financial Instruments for MFIs

Date: 13 December 2018, Tirana, Albania Topic: Applying for and Contracting EaSI Financial Instruments for Microfinance Institutions The Microfinance Centre in cooperation with the Albanian Microfinance Association is pleased to announce an upcoming event “Applying for and Contracting EaSI Financial Instruments for Microfinance Institutions”, which will take place in Tirana, Albania on 13 December 2018. The event is organised on the ...

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Better Entrepreneurship Online Tool by OECD and EC

The Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool is an online tool designed for policy-makers and other interested parties at local, regional and national level who wish to explore how public policy can support social entrepreneurship, as well as entrepreneurship by people from under-represented groups. Policy-makers and other stakeholders can take a short survey assessing their policy ecosystem. Its results will guide them ...

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Borrow Wisely Campaign 2018

  The fifth annual Borrow Wisely! Campaign takes place in October 2018. This year, 24 leading financial institutions will work across 16 countries in Europe and Central Asia to improve clients’ financial literacy knowledge and skills.  This year, our partners include: Farm Credit, Ucora (Armenia), AMFA (Azerbaijan), NOA Sh.a. (Albania), EKI, Lider, MiBospo,  Partner,  Sunrise (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Mikrofond , SIS Credit, USTOI (Bulgaria), Crystal (Georgia), KEPA ...

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MFC Signs Strategic Partnership with China Association of Microfinance

The MFC’s Partnership Programme for Country Associations is an initiative that is expected to move the cooperation with country level microfinance networks to a new, strategic level. The Microfinance Centre has signed strategic partnership with the China Association of Microfinance (CAM).  Apart from the above-mentioned the Programme has already been initiated with 13 country level associations: MFO (Macedonia), AMFI (BiH), AMFOT (Tajikistan), AMFA (Azerbaijan), ...

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I want to borrow smarter

Check-out other tips: I want to grow my savings… I want to make my expenses smarter… I want to secure the future of my family… Do you find Financial Health Quiz useful?    You can offer the Financial Health Quiz to your Customers or Partners in cooperation with Microfinance Centre. For further details please contact Kinga Dabrowska. Microfinance Centre Financial ...

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