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EaSI Technical Assistance: Peer-to-peer Training on How Microfinance Institutions Can Better Serve Vulnerable Groups With Volunteers

The EU is offering a peer-to-peer training under the EaSI Technical Assistance programme to selected European microfinance institutions, as well as other microcredit providers from Europe to visit MonteCredit, a microfinance institution operating for more than 20 years in Montenegro as a subsidiary of VisionFund. The training will take place at the premises of the hosting organisation in Podgorica, Montenegro ...

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Erste Group Measures Impact of its Social Banking Activities

Social Banking activities helped to create and preserve almost 45.000 jobs across CEE Since its launch, 30,000 clients were supported with financing, education and/or mentoring Erste Social Banking supports starting entrepreneurs, microfinance businesses, social organisations and people in financial difficulties Financing efforts are combined with financial education to ensure sustainable financial well-being Erste Group is systematically growing its comprehensible Social ...

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ADB Loans to Help Improve Access to Housing Finance in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan, 03 December, 2019 – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $200 million in loans that will help the Government of Uzbekistan reform its housing finance programs and provide families with more affordable mortgage products, ADB’s Country Office in Uzbekistan said. Under the Mortgage Market Sector Development Program, ADB will provide a $50 million policy-based loan for reforms to help ...

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The ILO Financial Education Programme is Launching an e-learning Course

International Labour Organization has announced a new, free-of-charge e-learning course on Financial Education. This course complements the face-to-face training and awareness raising campaigns that the ILO Financial Education Programme has conducted over the years, training over 100,000 people worldwide. The course provides the e-learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to better manage their personal finances. The course is now available free ...

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FC, GAFSP Lending 9 Mln Euro to Support Small Agribusinesses in Kosovo

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) are lending 9 million euro ($9.9 million) to three microfinance institutions (MFIs) to increase access to finance for small agribusinesses and farmers in Kosovo. “The loans to the Agency for Finance in Kosovo (AFK), KEP Trust (KEP), and Kreditimi Rural i Kosoves (KRK) are part of IFC’s ...

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Paris Meetings: MFC and CGAP on Cooperation

  The MFC Management Team met with new Head of CGAP Europe office – Gerhard Coetzee in Paris. They discussed CGAP and MFC strategies and projects and identified areas of stronger cooperation between the two organizations. Among different other areas identified, a topic of client centricity that both CGAP and MFC have been dedicated to since their inceptions was discussed. ...

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#DigLitBootcamp: PSD 2 – the Future of Payments with Allen & Overy

PSD 2 – the Future of Payments with Allen & Overy 11th December, 10:30 – 11:30 (Warsaw/Amsterdam/Sarajevo) The overall objective is to provide audience with a broad overview of the Payment Services Directive (2015/2366) or PSD II. The webinar will present details on the regulations of the Directive itself including the scope and the new regulated services in comparison to PSD ...

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Customer-Centric Guide by CGAP

Retention, acquisition, and expansion of product use by customers are core challenges faced by financial services providers serving low-income people.The CGAP Customer-Centric Guide explores these challenges and emphasizes strategies and actions that lead to value for the business and for the customer. It offers guidance on how organizations can move toward customer-centric business models. Read the Executive Summary  

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Fintech Panorama in Czech Republic – Mapping Results Presentation Event

On 27th November Czech Fintech Assocation presented the results of the fintech mapping study requested by Microfinance Centre. Kinga Dąbrowska from MFC took part in this event. The objective of the research was to learn about fintech sector and its potential for contributing to financial inclusion and health The research revealed that there are over 100 fitnechs in Czech Republic, ...

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CGAP Customer-Centric Guide – Publications’ Library Recommended

        Retention, acquisition, and expansion of product use by customers are core challenges faced by financial services providers serving low-income people.The CGAP Customer-Centric Guide explores these challenges and emphasizes strategies and actions that lead to value for the business and for the customer. It offers guidance on how organizations can move toward customer-centric business models. Read the publication ...

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