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  • 2010 figures: Oikocredit sharpens financial and social return in 2010

    Published on May 16, 2011

    Oikocredit: In 2010, concerns have accompanied successes in the development finance sector. For Oikocredit – one of the world’s largest private microfinance financiers – the year was one of solid social and financial performance and further innovations in the field of social performance management.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: Investments
  • MFTransparency launches updated pricing data for Cambodia

    Published on April 29, 2011

    Microfinance Focus: MFTransparency, an international non-governmental organization recently published an updated pricing data for Cambodia for 2010, building on the original dataset published in 2009.

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    Countries: Cambodia, Peru
    Category: External Media
    Tags: Data Collection, MFT Event, Pricing Initiative
  • Can Industry Data and Transparency Strengthen Microfinance?

    Published on April 25, 2011

    CGAP: CGAP has long viewed information and transparency as a crucial component in shaping the microfinance industry. We have come to expect that consistent, reliable data strengthens microfinance performance and policy dialog.

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    Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    Category: External Media
    Tags: Data Collection, Responsible Finance, Understanding Prices
  • MFTransparency and MIX Market

    Published on April 7, 2011

    The MIX: In the past week, both David Roodman and MFTransparency have posted on the relationship between yields and APRs for microfinance institutions. We are happy to see the dialogue deepen on what we really know about what MFIs charge their clients. Both posts shed good insight onto what APR and yield are and are not.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: Understanding Prices
  • Rural bankers embrace more transparent services

    Published on April 7, 2011

    Manila Times: Last month, the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) and MFTransparency, a global network advocating transparency among microfinance institutions, and the Microfinance Council of the Philippines held the Transparent Pricing Initiative forum to promote primarily responsibility among financial institutions in providing information to their clients.

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    Countries: Philippines
    Category: External Media
    Tags: Consumer Protection, Responsible Finance
  • Uncovering Grameen Banks interest rate riddle

    Published on March 31, 2011

    The Financial Express: The MFTransparency report will verify that the allegations of charging 30 per cent interest on loans and an additional 10 percent in “forced savings” is manifestly false and utterly ill-conceived. The interest rates on all four categories of loans have been verified by MicroFinance Transparency, a USA based, globally recognized, international certification agency.

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    Countries: Bangladesh
    Category: External Media
    Tags: Understanding Prices
  • Microfinance industry needs to implement reforms, reorientation

    Published on March 29, 2011

    The Philippine Star: Recently, MicroFinance Transparancy (MFTransparency) was in the Philippines to try to make some sense of all the disturbing feedback on the once-hailed answer to poverty. MFTransparency representatives held one-day seminars in three key regions to explain its advocacy for transparency in pricing of microfinance products.

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    Countries: Philippines
    Category: External Media
    Tags: Consumer Protection, Responsible Finance
  • Microfinance in Africa – a call for greater transparency

    Published on March 28, 2011

    How We Made it in Africa: Pricing transparency is an initiative which could provide some integrity to the industry, by communicating product pricing to consumers, thereby empowering them with choices amongst other things. MFTransparency, an initiative to promote the integrity of microfinance as a poverty alleviation practice, is active in 18 countries in Africa.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: Responsible Finance, Understanding Prices