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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

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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

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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

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Alternative Finance Forum Program Released

Fin-tech, Social Finance and More Copernicus Conference Centre, Warsaw, Poland October 5, 2017, Warsaw, Poland Pictures With just a little over two weeks left until the first Alternative Finance Forum (AFF), we are excited to launch the detailed program and speaker list. Check out the content and streams with innovative

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Just 2 weeks left until the 2017 Borrow Wisely Campaign kicks off!

In October, we’re kicking off our fourth annual Borrow Wisely Campaign! This year, 26 leading financial institutions will work across 17 countries in Europe and Central Asia to improve clients’ financial literacy knowledge and skills. What’s the campaign all about? As with previous years, we’ll be delivering key messages around

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MFC prepares for the country visit to Serbia and Montenegro

As part of the project exploring the ecosystem for start-ups in Europe, the MFC team will meet with microfinance institutions, NGOs, state bodies and others engaged in supporting new enterprises. We will talk about the current efforts in helping start-up enterprises and will brainstorm on the possible ways of scaling

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EaSI TA Newsletter: Read the second edition!

  Dear Readers, Our second project newsletter brings you important milestones for the EaSI TA project: namely the successful completion of the Second Call for Expression of Interest, as well as the conclusion of the pilot phase of the EU Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision (“the Code”). We are

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Microfinance Centre contributes to the latest EMN Magazine!

Microfinance Centre (MFC) contributes to the latest EMN Magazine – Microfinance and Financial Education: Evidences from Europe (May 2017). MFC has prepared five case studies showing different approaches of microfinance institutions to improve the financial capability of their current and prospective clients. The highlighted institutions focus on building capacity in various areas of

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Assess Your Digital Readiness with DRSAT

New technology and digital transformation can spell big changes for an microfinance institution’s working habits, processes, products and services. To unlock the potential of digital tools, MFIs first need to understand where they are starting from. An MFI’s ability to implement large-scale digital initiatives is called its ‘digital readiness’. By

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DRSAT: MFI Digital Readiness Self-Assessment Tool

New technology and digital transformation can spell big changes for an institution’s working habits, processes, products and services. To unlock the potential of digital tools, MFIs first need to understand where they are starting from. An MFI’s ability to implement large-scale digital initiatives is called its ‘digital readiness’. By identifying

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CEO Forum Webinar: Pricing Challenges in Microfinance

Topic: Pricing Challenges in Microfinance Date: March 21, 2019 Time: 14:00 – 15:00 CET Presenter: Daniel Rozas, Senior Microfinance Expert at e-MFP Host: Piotr Korynski, CEO FORUM Leader, Microfinance Centre The webinar is open to CEO Forum Members Setting interest rates and service charges is a central issue in microfinance

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Social Innovation Tournament: 2 Weeks Left to Apply

The Social Innovation Tournament promotes the generation of innovative ideas that create social and environmental impact, covering projects in a wide range of fields – from education, healthcare and job creation, to new technologies, new systems and new processes. All projects compete for the General Category and Special Category 1st

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Registration for the MFC Annual Conference 2019 is Open!

The Microfinance Centre is pleased to announce registration opening for the MFC Annual Conference 2019 (29–31 May 2019,  Istanbul, Turkey)! Register now and save 25%: Early Birds benefit from 25% discount on the conference fee:  Register now  MFC Members also benefit from an additional 25% discount: Become a Member Conference highlights This year,

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Fintech Marketplace Application Deadline Extended!

Deadline to submit your application to the Fintech Marketplace at the MFC Annual Conference 2019 is extended to 28th February 2019! 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

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Contribute to the Performance Monitoring of the EaSI Programme!

We kindly invite all individuals, organisations and institutions that follow policy debate in the field of employment and social affairs and/or are involved in the national and EU policy formulation or implementation in these areas to participate in the Stakeholder Survey of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation

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