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  • Rwanda: Ignorance Weighs Down Access to Loans

    Published on January 18, 2012

    All Africa: Limited knowledge about the products, costs as well as charges by financial institutions is halting access to finance for small and micro businesses, according to experts. Jessica Massie, a consultant with Microfinance Transparency notes that most borrowers lack basic knowledge about financial products offered by lenders, particularly bank charges, interest rates and the cost of a product.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: Financial Education
  • Mexican microfinance comes under spotlight in duel of words

    Published on November 17, 2011

    microDINERO: A new round of what is thought the most persistent rivalry in the microfinance industry played out at this month’s Global Microfinance Summit in Valladolid, Spain, with Mexico’s Compartamos Banco in one corner and the U.S. organization MFTransparency in the other.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: Responsible Finance
  • An interest-ing workshop at Global Microcredit Summit

    Published on November 15, 2011

    Microfinance Focus: In only three short years, MFTransparency has become ubiquitous in the industry. This is in part, no doubt, because its CEO Chuck Waterfield is an impressive and engaging speaker. But much more, it’s because transparency in pricing is a concept whose time has most definitely come.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: Responsible Finance
  • Pricing Transparency in Microfinance: No Single Price for Microloans

    Published on October 24, 2011

    Oikocredit USA: This is a continuation of Oikocredit USA’s Microfinance Investor Education Series. Alexandra Fiorillo at MicroFinance Transparency presents her second installation of MFTransparency’s three-part series on pricing transparency. This installation will take us deeper into the lack of a single price for micro-loans.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: Investments, Understanding Prices
  • Improving Microfinance Together

    Published on October 20, 2011

    FINCA: A new Microfinance CEO Working Group has been formed to promote strong consumer protection, meaningful transparency and development of industry standards of social performance management and measurement. The group supports MFTransparency as a critical component of this work.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: Pricing Initiative, Responsible Finance