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5 March 2020

Meeting for developing communities from Mehedinți county

Last weekend our colleagues, the Development Director and the Loan Adviser responsible for Dolj, Mehedinți, Gorj and Olt counties attended a meeting organized in Isverna, Mehedinți county with approximately 30 entrepreneurs from Isverna and Ponoarele. The meeting was organized by Mr. Victor Ploscaru – EU Funds and StartUp Consultant, Co-founder of Isverna cluster and Mr. Marian Balaci – Owner of Steaua Munților Guesthouse from Isverna. Local authorities representatives, Deputy Mayor of Ponoarele and Secretary of Balta City Hall also joined the meeting.

 

The main purpose of the organizers was to find concrete ways by which us as an institution to be able to contribute to the development of the local communities and businesses. The main topics addressed during the meeting were the presentation of the microfinance activity, implicitly the presentation of OMRO, discussions and questions regarding various microlending cases and discussions of the cadastral situation in the area.

 

We thank the organizers for the invitation and for the good organization of the meeting.

28 January 2020

OMRO successfully completes a bond issue with a total value of EUR 2,000,000

SSIF Goldring together with BRK Financial Group as a distributor, successfully completed a private placement of corporate bonds issued by OMRO IFN SA.

 

The bonds are denominated in EUR, have a semi-annual payable fixed interest rate of 7,5% per year, are subordinated, nominative, dematerialised, unsecured and non-convertible, with a 5 years maturity, and have been purchased by 8 professional investors.

20 October 2019

OMRO IFN S.A. is celebrating European Microfinance Day

OMRO supports microfinance and joins the European initiative launched by the European Microfinance Network (EMN) and Microfinance Center (MFC) and celebrates on 20 October the Microfinance Day along with its customers.

October the 20th became the European Microfinance Celebration Day starting with 2015 onwards at the initiative of the European Microfinance Network (EMN) and Microfinance Centre (MFC). 

25 September 2019

Participation at the agricultural Apulum Agraria Fair

The weekend of 20-22 September we attended Apulum Agraria Fair organized by Alba County Council. We were pleased to meet with farmers, agricultural producers, agricultural specialists, machinery suppliers, to discuss about their activity and offer them solutions for developing their business.

 

We want to congratulate the organizers for such a great event and thank them for the opportunity to attend the fair!

28 June 2019

OMRO will have more capacity to provide microloans to small businesses

Thanks to financial support under the  EaSI Capacity Building Investments Window, which is managed by the European Investment Fund (EIF) on the European Commission’s behalf, OMRO will have more capacity to provide microloans to small businesses.

OMRO IFN CEO, János Bereczki commented: “We believe that the customer experience, speed of processing, flexibility, quality of underwriting and relationships are essential to the success of micro-enterprise. We welcome the EU involvement in supporting micro-entrepreneurs, as with the help of instruments such as the Capacity Building Investments Window under the Employment and Social Innovation Programme we can now reach more clients with our offer of financial solutions.”

13 June 2019

EMN annual conference

On 6 June, the 16th annual conference organized by European Microfinance Network (EMN) was held in Vienna. The representative of our company attend this event along with more than 200 participants from 25 countries.

This year's conference focused on networking, inspiration and development. The agenda of the event included personal and professional development sessions, meetings to facilitate collaborations between the represented institutions, networking sessions and inspirational presentations.

3 June 2019

MFC annual conference

On 29-31 May, representatives of our institution attended the annual conference organized by Microfinance Center (MFC) in Istanbul.

The 22nd conference organized by MFC focused on the practical side of digitalization in the financial sector through case studies, trend analysis and discussion of emerging best practices. The agenda of the conference included a full range of workshops, panel discussions and side meetings where different aspects of the digitalization in financial inclusion were explored.

All the information and discussions focused on the development of effective digitization strategies in financial institutions, which we also want to implement in our work to further support our clients.

20 May 2019

Participation at the agricultural exhibition AgroMania

This weekend we attended AgroMania, an agricultural exhibition, organized in Dumbrăvioara, Mureș county by the Youth Conciliation Council of Mureş county (MIET) and Pro Economica Foundation.

We were glad to meet farmers and agri producers, to discuss about the activity they are carrying out and to provide solutions for their business development.

 

In total, during the two days of the exhibition, according to the information provided by the organizers, there were about 8,000 participants. Congratulations to the organizers for this special event! Thank you for the invitation and for the good organization of the exhibition.

8 May 2019

OMRO IFN S.A. has been awarded on the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision by the European Commission

OMRO IFN S.A. has been awarded by the European Commission for complying with the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision thus joining the 24 certified institutions from EU countries and the 7 Romanian organizations that were certified at the end of March.

OMRO proved the compliance with the clauses of the European Code of Good Conduct for microfinance sector, obtaining the required score for compliance, meeting 94% of the applicable Code clauses. In order to comply with the Code, institutions must comply with 80% of the applicable clauses.

4 April 2019

We become better when we learn

We, OMRO team, are aware of the importance of continuous learning. To always be prepared to provide the best solutions for our clients, the sales team started April with a training session. We took advantage of this opportunity to welcome our new colleagues from Iași, Pitești and Craiova who have recently joined the company, as OMRO extended its activity in the country.

It was a great opportunity for each one to share his/her experience and to discover together how we can become better in our work. We were glad to have with us the founder of L.E.E. Romania, an educational start-up and also the author of the recently launched book „Learn sales from my mistakes”, Loredana Elena Egri, who shared her experience, supported and facilitated our learning process.

7 March 2019

Partnership with Blue Royal Comunication SRL team

We are happy to start March by signing a partnership with Blue Royal Comunication SRL, team, distributor of Equinox P - cash registers with electronic logbooks for taxi drivers.

According to the updated OUG 28/1999, all economic operators in Romania are obliged to use only electronic fiscal cash registers with an electronic journal storage device. These provisions also applicable for taxi drivers, as the taximeter is a fiscal device.

25 February 2019

We have joined the European Microfinance Network

This month OMRO has joined the European Microfinance Network (EMN), a network that promotes microfinance solutions in the European Union. Alongside 113 members from 25 countries, OMRO is part of the network whose mission is to promote microfinance as an instrument for economic growth and to fight against social and economic exclusion by developing self-employment and microenterprises.

On 7th February OMRO also took part in a study visit at Qredits in the Netherlands. The primary objective of this event was to promote good practice in relation to strategy and business models for MFIs. The event was organized for MFIs who are looking to improve their business models and who are willing to embrace technology in their operations.

19 October 2018

OMRO IFN S.A. is celebrating European Microfinance Day

OMRO supports microfinance and joins the European initiative launched by the European Microfinance Network (EMN) and Microfinance Center (MFC) and celebrates on 20 October the Microfinance Day along with its customers.

October the 20th became the European Microfinance Celebration Day starting with 2015 onwards at the initiative of the European Microfinance Network (EMN) and Microfinance Centre (MFC). 

9 October 2018

MFC-EMN Annual Conference

On 3-5 October, representatives of our institution attended the annual conference organized by the Microfinance Center and the European Microfinance Network.


This year’s edition focused on the implications of the digital revolution on financial and social inclusion. The event presentations covered the challenges and opportunities for digitization of micro-credit activity, the way our social mission can be developed through technology.