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Cross-border payments: Missed opportunity to put a cap on money-transfer fees and help tackle inequality worldwide

Cross-border payments: Missed opportunity to put a cap on money-transfer fees and help tackle inequality worldwide Finance-Watch press release Brussels, 28 March 2018 - Finance Watch welcomes today’s proposals by the European Commission that would make cross-border payments cheaper within the EU and better inform users of dynamic currency conversion services. Choosing not to cover [...]

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Cheap euro transfers everywhere in the Union

A better deal for consumers: Cheap euro transfers everywhere in the Union and fairer currency conversions Brussels, 28 March 2018 The European Commission is today proposing to make cross-border payments in euro cheaper across the entire EU. Under current rules, there is no difference for euro area residents or businesses if they carry out euro [...]

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COFACE Expert meeting on the Danish Mortgage Model

COFACE Expert meeting on the Danish Mortgage Model (click here to access Coface website) Joint meeting between COFACE Families Europe and Finans Danmark: “Social Policy & Mortgage Lending – The Danish Mortgage Model in a European perspective” Copenhagen; Thursday 9th & Friday 10th November 2017 Meeting documents: Introduction to the Danish Mortgage Model and how [...]

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Big data and fintech: a solution for financial exclusion ?

The big event in October was the conference organized by EFIN, BEUC and CEPS-ECRI. It was a wide-ranging debate in which much was said not least about big data, the right to privacy, and the reality or otherwise of consents given by consumers. But what can be concluded in relation to the specific issue in [...]

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REGISTER NOW! Big data and fintech: a solution to financial exclusion?

Big data and fintech: a solution to financial exclusion? Conference 17th October 2017, Brussels, co-organised by BEUC-ECRI-EFIN Place du Congrès, 1 – 1000 Brussels The conference will explore, from the perspective of financial inclusion, the potential risks and benefits of big data and fintech for citizens. The underlying question is whether regulators should take action [...]

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EMN Annual Conference 22-23 June, Venice : CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS 14th EMN Annual Conference  "Financial Education to Empower Citizens. All Aboard!" 22-23 June 2017, Venice, Italy What is this call about? Get involved in the 14th EMN Annual Conference! Send us your proposals for sessions (committees) and help shape the programme of the conference that will take place on the unique [...]

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Horizon 2037: Fair Finance for All? MFC Conference 24-26 May, Sarajevo

MFC 20th Anniversary The conference will be titled “Horizon 2037: Fair Finance for All”, and we are thrilled to be holding it in Bosnia & Herzegovina, which boasts the most dynamic European microfinance sector and which will celebrate its own 20th anniversary — of the founding of the first microfinance institutions in Bosnia. In the [...]

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MFC Policy Paper No.5: Demystifying the role of microfinance in job creation

MFC Policy Paper No.5: Demystifying the role of microfinance in job creation The paper discusses the role of microfinance in job creation through self-employment and microenterprise. Despite high expectations, in general microenterprises have a limited however socially important contribution to job creation. It is necessary to distinguish between growth-oriented young firms that have a potential [...]

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The future of financial services: which policy mix to stimulate innovation in products, models and processes

On 31 January 2017, CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies) is holding a seminar in Brussels on “the future of financial services: which policy mix to stimulate innovation in products, models and processes”. https://www.ceps.eu/events/future-financial-services-which-policy-mix-stimulate-innovation-products-models-and-processes

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Fin Tech: the influence of technology on the future of the financial sector

On 25th January 2017, the European Parliament's IMCO committee (internal market and consumer protection) discussed a draft opinion on “Fin Tech: the influence of technology on the future of the financial sector”. Amongst other recommendations supporting a roll-out of Fin Tech, the draft opinion urges the promotion of digital services including across national boundaries. P.E595.754v01.

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