About the Forum

The UK’s leading role in the 2005 UN’s Year of Microcredit gave birth to the UK’s Microfinance Club, renamed as The Financial Inclusion Forum in 2015.

The Financial Inclusion Forum is a UK-based network raising awareness of financial inclusion and sharing best practice.

Our areas of interest range from economic empowerment to microfinance and social impact investment.

The Forum is run by a volunteer board.


The Forum stimulates knowledge sharing, debate and networking through a curated London-based programme focusing on the global inclusive finance sector.

We hold a number of evening events in London on themes including digital finance, consumer protection, smallholder agriculture, gender issues, microinsurance, renewable energy and livelihood development.

Our live events feature influential voices in the inclusive finance sector that encourage our audience to learn, exchange, network and act.

We also hold regular breakfast briefings for industry stakeholders to discuss and share insights on recent developments in financial inclusion.


The Financial Inclusion Forum is registered as a Limited Company in England and Wales (Reg. 07476278). It is led by 13 Directors who are volunteers elected for 3-year terms.

The Directors elect a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer to oversee the functioning of the Forum. The Directors meet at least three times per year to review progress and plan activities.

The Annual Accounts and Directors elections are carried out in accordance with the Company's Act. The Accounts and Memorandum and Articles of Association are available on request.

The Directors engage a part-time Coordinator to help organise and promote the Forum’s activities.

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For more information or to enquire about an upcoming event, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We are always pleased to hear from new contacts and will do our best to get back to any queries promptly.

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