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  • Announcing new, exciting features for summer 2011!

    Published on March 22, 2011

    The MIX: In response to the clear mandate that we have received from you and your peers, I am excited to announce that this summer, with the generous support of Omidyar Network, MIX will release a series of premium, fee-based services designed to better meet the business needs among our users, while furthering our mission of transparency.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: Consumer Protection, Data Collection
  • MFTransparency, RBAP and MCPI to Launch Transparent Pricing Initiative in the Philippines

    Published on March 21, 2011

    MicroCapital: MFTransparency, a US-based nongovernmental organization (NGO) that aims to provide information on credit products and pricing, is expanding its Transparent Pricing Initiative to the Philippines in partnership with Microfinance Council of the Philippines, a trade association of microfinance organizations in the Philippines, and Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP), a Philippines-based organization founded in 1955 to promote the rural banking industry.

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    Countries: Philippines
    Category: External Media
    Tags: Data Collection, MFT Event, Pricing Initiative, Responsible Finance
  • Microcredit Deserves Support, Not Suppression

    Published on March 21, 2011

    CGAP Microfinance Blog: Owing to its innovative program design and practices, microcredit reaches many poor people who lack access to formal finance. This is clearly a major gain that protects the poor and other disadvantaged groups from resorting to informal loans at extortionate rates.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: Consumer Protection, Regulation & Policy, Responsible Finance
  • Reflecting on the Year 2010

    Published on March 20, 2011

    Kenya Women Finance Trust: KWFT’s social performance commitment was also expressed by various disclosures and reports to interested institutions including MicroFinance Transparency (MFT) and the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX) Market.

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    Countries: Kenya
    Category: External Media
    Tags: Consumer Protection, Responsible Finance
  • MFTransparency reports on microloan pricing India

    Published on March 16, 2011

    Oikocredit: MicroFinance Transparency has published microloan product pricing data for the Indian microfinance market on its website. The data submitted by 82 Indian microfinance institutions account for approximately 80% of the estimated total Indian market.

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    Countries: India
    Category: External Media
    Tags: Data Collection, Financial Education, Responsible Finance, Understanding Prices
  • Free Workshop: Learn Microfinance Transparency from the Experts

    Published on March 15, 2011

    Microenterprise Access to Banking Services: Brought to you by MicroFinance Transparency (MFTransparency), the Microfinance Council of the Philippines (MCPI) and the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP), this workshop features microfinance experts Chuck Waterfield, MFTransparency CEO and President, and Alexandra Fiorillo, Vice President for Global Programs.

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    Countries: Philippines
    Category: External Media
    Tags: Data Collection, MFT Event, Pricing Initiative, Responsible Finance
  • Kenyan President urges banks to lower lending rates

    Published on March 14, 2011

    Making Finance Work for Africa: Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, has urged banks and financial institutions in the country to lower their lending interest rates to help facilitate credit access to the population, Bloomberg reports.

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    Countries: Kenya
    Category: External Media
    Tags: Responsible Finance, Understanding Prices
  • Microfinance Conference to begin Thursday

    Published on March 13, 2011

    Colombia Reports: There will numerous presentations at the conference addressing issues such as the state of the microfinance industry, the opportunities it presents for Latin America, challenges for the industry in 2011, and price transparency in Colombia.

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    Countries: Colombia
    Category: External Media
    Tags: Consumer Protection, Responsible Finance
  • MIX Brings Social Performance to the Forefront of Microfinance

    Published on February 26, 2011

    The MIX: Thanks to the support of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the Ford Foundation, the Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX), the industry’s leading source for financial and social performance data, now offers funders and other stakeholders easy access to social performance information in conjunction with financial performance information.

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    Category: External Media
    Tags: Consumer Protection, MFT Event, Responsible Finance
  • MFTransparency and the Grameen Crédit Agricole Microfinance Foundation to Host the West Africa Event

    Published on February 25, 2011

    Microfinance Africa: MFTransparency and the Grameen Crédit Agricole Microfinance Foundation have partnered to host the West African Transparent Pricing Workshop on Thursday, March 3rd in Dakar, Senegal. This groundbreaking event will bring together microfinance practitioners, networks, government officials and regulators for a one-day training workshop to promote pricing transparency standards followed by a half-day conference on current topics in West African microfinance markets.

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    Countries: Senegal
    Category: External Media
    Tags: Pricing Initiative, Understanding Prices