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  • New Resources from African Microfinance Transparency Leadership Forum

    Published on January 12, 2012

    In October 2011, MFTransparency hosted the African Microfinance Pricing Transparency Leadership Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. This was the first event of its kind, bringing together policymakers, regulators, networks and a host of industry experts to discuss issues related to pricing transparency in African microfinance markets.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: MFT Event, Regulation & Policy
  • Philippine Regulation on Pricing Transparency

    Published on December 19, 2011

    This short article presents the main points of the Philippine’s updated guidelines on the Truth in Lending Act to Enhance Pricing Transparency, released in July 2011.

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    Countries: Philippines
    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Regulation & Policy
  • Shaping the Path in Financial Literacy

    Published on November 29, 2011

    In the case of pricing transparency, regulators and networks can work to shape the path for clients and MFIs by providing simple, standardized, accessible “buckets” that contain understandable information about how much credit really costs.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Financial Education
  • History of profiting from the poor

    Published on November 14, 2011

    In November 2011, Chuck Waterfield wrote a guest blog for GAP, entitled “A Quick Journey Through the History of Usury: Commercialization and profiting from the poor“, as part of their series on microfinance commercialization. To read this blog on the CGAP website please click here   A Quick Journey Through the History of Usury: Commercialization […]

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Responsible Finance
  • Rwanda Data Launch Webinar Q&A

    Published on November 7, 2011

    Many insightful questions were raised at the Rwanda data launch. This article answers many of these questions.

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    Countries: Rwanda
    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Pricing Initiative
  • Responsible microfinance: Regulators agree on the fundamental questions to be answered

    Published on November 4, 2011

    A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to participate in the African Microfinance Pricing Transparency Leadership Forum in Nairobi, Kenya hosted by MicroFinance Transparency. This forum brought together policymakers, regulators, consumer advocacy associations, networks and industry actors from over 20 African countries.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: MFT Event, Regulation & Policy
  • Promover os preços transparentes na indústria de microfinanças de Moçambique

    Published on October 28, 2011

    O lançamento da Iniciativa para Preços Transparentes em Moçambique teve lugar no dia 23 de Agosto de 2011 em Maputo. Durante este evento, Alexandra Fiorillo, Vice Presidente & COO da MicroFinance Transparency, apresentou uma palestra técnica sobre a fixação de preços transparentes como elemento fundamental para a competitividade da indústria e da protecção dos clientes.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: MFT Event, Pricing Initiative
  • African Policymakers Outline the Way Forward in Transparent Pricing

    Published on October 24, 2011

    Earlier this month MFTransparency hosted the African Microfinance Pricing Transparency Leadership Forum in Nairobi Kenya. This was the first event of its kind, bringing together policymakers, regulators, networks and a host of industry experts to discuss issues related to pricing transparency in African microfinance markets.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: MFT Event, Regulation & Policy