European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision

The European microfinance sector has been consistently growing over the past decade. It is composed of a variety of players and business models, with diverging legal and institutional frameworks across Europe. As a consequence, lending practices in microfinance vary considerably depending on:

  • the type of institution providing microloans
  • its legal setup
  • the environment in which it operates
  • and its own ability to apply sound and efficient management procedures

Given the diversity of the microfinance sector, the implementation of a voluntary European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision is an important element to promote best practices within the sector. The Code is a self-regulation instrument developed in close consultation with key stakeholders. It serves as a quality label, upholding high ethical and responsible lending practices in the European microfinance sector.

Signing up to or endorsing the Code is a pre-condition for accessing EU funding under the EaSI financial instruments.

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4 Ιουλίου, 2022