The Financial Inclusion Forum started life as the Microfinance Club UK in 2005 as part of the United Kingdom’s involvement in the ‘UN Year of Microcredit’. As a welcoming, open access forum we provide the platform for awareness, debate and networking about developments and best practice in microfinance and financial inclusion.
We seek to inspire our members to learn, exchange, network and act. Our live events, mainly in London, feature influential voices in the sector. We extend the outreach for our events by social media for reports, discussion and networking internationally.
Our new name from 2015, Financial Inclusion Forum UK, reflects the broader scope of our members’ interests in extending the remit of financial inclusion beyond, while still encompassing microfinance. The Financial Inclusion Forum intends to be the key UK voice in spreading and debating the best practice world-wide in financial inclusion.
The Financial Inclusion Forum organises 10-12 live events annually to enable our audience to develop their knowledge and engagement in financial inclusion. Our expert speakers, who offer their services free of charge, share and promote sustainable, innovative and scalable financial inclusion.
The Forum is an educational and networking platform for professionals, practitioners and students to keep track of or learn more about this fast-growing field. As product, partner and model-agnostic, the Forum stimulates knowledge, learning and debate about the future of global financial inclusion.
We proudly work with organisations in London who regularly open their doors to host Financial Inclusion Forum events, many of them also engaging directly in the arena of financial inclusion. Financial Inclusion Forum Directors are volunteers from a range of sectors including microfinance, technology, financial services, training and academia.
We are proud that our current membership includes a broad range of individuals drawn from microfinance practitioners, academics, policy makers, investors, advisers, and students.
• The Annual membership fee is £30 per person, a contribution towards operating costs
• Students are eligible for a discounted fee of £10 per year
• Free First Timer entrance to an event
• Corporate or group membership details on request.
The club is registered as a Limited Company in England and Wales (Reg. 07476278). It is led by 14 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 and to support the membership.
For more information or to enquire about an upcoming event or membership, 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.