Tag Archives: Access to Finance

ImpaktEU: MFC Joins Forces with EMN to Set up a New Investment Platform targeting MFIs in EaSi countries*

The new initiative – impaktEU aims to be a one-stop shop for smaller players as regards access to funding, technical assistance, grants etc. It will operate within the framework of the “InvestEU” programme set-up by the European Commission for the period 2021-2027 and will prioritize a maximum social impact on the ground while fostering a strong complementarity with existing European ...

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Digital Literacy Bootcamp

Being present online is a must for microfinance institutions. However, a big question is how to do it effectively to ensure an institution’s visibility to the customers they want to attract? The #DigLit Bootcamp aims at building strong foundation for digital transformation processes in MFIs by targeting basic skills, knowledge and capabilities related to digitalisation among MFI staff and management.The ...

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How Industry Executives View Financial Health – Report by CFSI

Download the Report   In the report “From Buzzword to Business Model: How industry executives view financial health”, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) reveals how financial institutions are approaching financial health as they seek to engage customers meaningfully and profitably.  As the vast majority of Americans struggle financially, improving customer financial health is a top priority for many industry ...

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MFC Shared Its Findings at the Conference “Expanding Access to Finance in Tajikistan”

Date:  August 15, 2019 Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan Topic: Expanding Access to Finance in Tajikistan First national conference on financial inclusion in the Republic of Tajikistan attended by MFC representative Kinga Dabrowska and MFC board members: Alisher Akbaraliev (Association of Micro-Finance Organizations in Tajikistan (AMFOT)) and Sanavbar Sharipova (IMON International). Kinga shared few findings from MFC fintech mapping conducted in several ...

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Investor’s Fair in Azerbaijan: “Microfinance at the Crossroad: Sustainable Development in the Digital Era”

Date:  October 4,  2019 Location: Baku, Azerbaijan Topic: Microfinance at the crossroad: sustainable development in the digital era Organisator: Azerbaijan Microfinance Association (AMFA) On October 4th 2019 Azerbaijan Microfinance Association (AMFA) will be organising its  biggest event of the year – Investor’s Fair “Microfinance at the crossroad: sustainable development in the digital era” for microfinance industry, that is usually attended by many ...

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Survey on Financial Instruments under European Social Fund (ESF): Share Your Feedback

  The European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) and the European Investment Bank (fi-compass) are carrying out a survey on ESF Managing Authorities and stakeholders, aiming to receive their feedbacks on present experiences on financial instruments (FIs) under European Social Fund (ESF), in addition to collecting future views and suggestions. Please share your feedback and ...

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Exploring the Relationship between Fintech and Financial Inclusion at the MFC Annual Conference 2019

When the first Fintechs appeared, experts predicted they would usurp mainstream finance—later scaling back their predictions to mere ‘disruption’. The increasingly dominant view, however, is that while Fintechs will catalyse advances in the finance industry as a whole, they are likely to do so as collaborators with astute incumbents, rather than direct competitors. The landscape of future collaboration between Fintechs ...

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Join CGAP’s FinEquity Meeting on advancing women’s financial inclusion before MFC Annual Conference 2019

Date: 29 May 2019 Location: Istanbul, Turkey Topic: Women’s financial inclusion Pre-conference event of the MFC Annual Conference Globally, 2 billion people remain unbanked and women lag behind men in terms of access to formal accounts, credit and savings products. 80% of women-owned small businesses have unmet credit needs, resulting in a credit gap of up to $320 billion. Closing the gender gap in ...

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Migrant Entrepreneurship Support: Access to Finance Conference Outputs

      More than 70 practitioners took part in the conference “Migrant Entrepreneurship Support: Access to Finance” held on April 3-4, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. The conference was organized jointly by two European Consortia: M-Up and MAGNET. As a member of the MAGNET Consortium, MFC was responsible for shaping the agenda of the event, facilitating workshops and speaking on fintechs ...

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Towards Inclusive, Safe and Sustainable Financial Services for Consumers

Finance Watch publishes its blueprint on retail financial services with an assessment of the current market failures and key priorities for the next European Commission. In its blueprint the public interest NGO Finance Watch suggests key priorities for the next European Commission to ensure inclusive, safe and sustainable financial services for consumers. Download the blueprint (pdf, 4 pages) A well-functioning ...

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