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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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Measuring Financial Inclusion in the EU: the New “Financial Inclusion Score”

Measuring Financial Inclusion in the EU: the New “Financial Inclusion Score”, 2014 This paper proposes a synthetic measure of financial inclusion. A new “Financial Inclusion Score” (or FIS) uses endogenous weights for inputs and outputs, using a data envelopment analysis (DEA) method. Using these FIS scores, this paper discusses the financial inclusion ranking of 27 [...]

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Measuring Financial Inclusion in the EU: Financial Inclusion Score

MFC Research paper: Measuring Financial Inclusion in the EU: Financial Inclusion Score The paper presents a radical new approach to measuring financial inclusion in the EU: a financial inclusion score that treats financial inclusion as the efficiency with which a financial system transforms the conditions of access (infrastructure, regulations, etc) into the actual use of [...]

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Impact of Big Data on Financial services (FSUG paper)

Impact of Big Data on Financial services (FSUG paper) - COFACE presentation to the 7th December Conference "Personal Insolvency", EU Parliament, Brussels  

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Commission proposes new approach to business insolvency in Europe: promoting early restructuring to support growth and protect jobs

On 22 November 2016 - Commission has adopted its proposal for a Directive on preventive restructuring frameworks, second chance and measures to increase the efficiency of restructuring, insolvency and discharge procedures. A copy of the proposal can be found HERE The proposal will be now negociated with the Member States and the EU Parliament: EFIN [...]

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How can ethical finance provide solutions to local needs? – 18th October, Paris

How can ethical finance provide solutions to local needs? - 18th October, at Crédit Cooperatif, Nanterre (France) - (program (http://www.febea.org/sites/default/files/programme.guests.26.09.pdf) ) ------------------------------------------------------------ On the occasion of their 15th Anniversary, FEBEA (European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Bank) is organising a half-day conference on the role of ethical actors in the provision of uncovered local needs. [...]

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The fight against money laundering, terrorist financing and tax evasion

5th October 2016 - Public Hearing - EESC, Brussels, Belgium EFIN has been invited to present its concerns related to the potential impact of the new EU regulation on financial inclusion. The panel was composed by Mrs. Ioannides, researcher attached to the European Parliament, who started by the presentation of the report "The inclusion of [...]

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Finance Watch response to the European Commission’s consultation on the “Green paper on retail financial services: Better products, more choice, and greater opportunities for consumers and businesses”

2016 - Finance Watch response to the European Commission’s consultation on the “Green paper on retail financial services: Better products, more choice, and greater opportunities for consumers and businesses” Key points include: We support the green paper's objectives of harmonising consumer protection and lowering prices for consumers. However, the scope of the initiative should be [...]

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