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JAMFIN launches training institute, new services

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Blossom O'Meallly-Nelson, chairman of JAMFIN.

Blossom O'Meally-Nelson, chairman of Jamaica Association of Micro Financing, JAMFIN, says the association has launched new services for its membership, including legal services and a new training institute called the Caribbean Institute of Micro Financing.

The institute will offer certificate courses for loan officers as well compliance courses, training in business law, and marketing and promotions.

The association has also introduced legal services for its membership comprised of companies in the microfinancing business as well as affiliate members who support the sector with services which will be needed especially when the new Micro Credit Act and regulations are legislated, O'Meally-Nelson said at a meeting of the group on May 16.

Other services introduced by JAMFIN include consultancy services for companies in the sector, and job-matching services through the linkage of its database with the Ministry of Labour and Social Security's job portal, which also matches workers with local employers who have vacancies.

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