Aug 22, 2017

The Alternative Finance Forum: Between Fintech and Social Finance, takes place on 5 October 2017 at the Copernicus Conference Centre (Warsaw, Poland).  

The Forum is organized by the Microfinance Centre (MFC) with the support of the European Investment Bank Institute and in partnership with the European Microfinance Network (EMN) and European Union.

Since the global financial crisis, alternative finance, which includes financial instruments and distributive channels that emerge outside of the traditional financial system, has thrived in the US, Europe and Asia. From equity-based crowdfunding to marketplace/peer-to-peer consumer and business lending, from invoice trading to reward-based crowdfunding, these alternative finance activities are supplying credit to small businesses, providing venture capital to start-ups, offering more diverse and transparent ways for consumers to invest or borrow money, nurturing creativity, fostering innovation, generating jobs and funding worthwhile social causes. The rise of disruptive technology and microfinance is helping many alternative finance institutions challenge the current financial landscape.

The Forum will gather alternative finance experts, practitioners, policy makers, regulators and researchers. The discussion will explore the opportunities for expanding access, equity and gender balance in support of social and economic progress.

Find out more about this event & register here.

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