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Bilbao beckons for BEF CEO Stephen Waud

BEF Chief Executive, Stephen Waud, is all set to attend the three-day, joint Microfinance Centre (MFC) and European Microfinance Network (EMN) Annual Conference.

BEF Chief Executive, Stephen Waud

This year’s conference will take place on 3-5 October in Bilbao, Spain. Over 600 participants from East and West Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus are expected to attend.

The conference will explore how microfinance institutions like BEF can be proactive in embracing new financial technology to improve access to finance.

BEF Chief Executive, Stephen Waud, said: “The importance of microfinance cannot be understated. Our ethos as a business is to support innovative initiatives that make a real difference to the communities they serve. Microfinance helps make this happen.”

Spark:York - a unique community project; interactive education system Trackit Lights, and community support provider, Futureworks NY, are just some of the recent examples of microfinance deals delivered by BEF that benefit a whole community.  

BEF Chief Executive, Stephen Waud, said: “We actively invest in technology that will make it easier and faster for clients to gain access to the microfinance they need. This includes our new online application tool that enables businesses to apply for finance in a few simple steps.  I look forward to discovering how other members of our network are embracing new technology while in Bilbao.“

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