Financial Inclusion Through Technology

The topic of the 2018 European Microfinance Award is "Financial Inclusion through Technology" and is intended to highlight how MFIs can use technology innovations to expand outreach, broaden product offerings, improve the client experience, and increase operating efficiency, all guided by an unwavering focus on socially responsible finance.

It will seek to illuminate how technology-enabled services can improve access to finance for low income and financially excluded clients – promoting financial service providers (FSPs) that offer innovative products and services capable of responding to users' needs for trust, speed, low cost, security, usability, and transparency, and become a standard-setter for the other players in the market.

All applications must be supported in writing by an e-MFP member. 
The closing date for applications is 23rd of May 2018, 23:59 CET.

To apply and for further details (including Explanatory Note with eligibility criteria), visit the European Microfinance Award website

To learn more about the topic read NextBillion's blog: Bringing Technology to Microfinance in the Age of Data Scandals: European Microfinance Award Seeks Solutions

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