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  • The Case for Contextualizing Microloan Prices

    Published on June 17, 2011

    I just returned from a two-week field trip to Argentina to meet up with local financial institutions and provide technical assistance in the data collection process. During this trip I gained some new insights on the importance of contextualizing microloan prices.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Pricing Initiative, Understanding Prices
  • New Version of the Calculating Transparent Prices Tool Now Available

    Published on June 2, 2011

    A new version of MFTransparency’s “Calculating Transparent Prices Tool” is now available. MFTransparency’s most popular resource, this Excel-based tool allows users to input loan terms to analyze the cost of a particular loan product, learn how various factors influence the cost of a loan and view borrower cash flow through graphs and repayment schedules.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Understanding Prices
  • MFTransparency and the Tanzania Association of Microfinance Institutions (TAMFI) Launch Initiative in Tanzania

    Published on May 31, 2011

    On June 10, 2011 MFTransparency and the Tanzania Association of Microfinance Institutions (TAMFI) will co-host a workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to launch the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Tanzania, the seventh country in the MasterCard Foundation-funded enabling APR & EIR Program. A second workshop in Arusha will follow on June 13.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: enab APR&EIR, Pricing Initiative
  • Case Study: Interest Rate Cap in WAEMU Countries

    Published on May 13, 2011

    One interesting pricing disclosure policy we’ve observed is the WAEMU usury cap on microloan pricing. I have been conducting research and interviews on this policy as part of a case study on how this cap was developed, implemented and what impact it has on the WAEMU microfinance markets.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Regulation & Policy
  • Études de cas: plafonnement des taux d’intérêt dans les pays de l’UEMOA

    Published on May 13, 2011

    La méthodologie de MFTransparency est une combinaison de collecte de données tarifaires et de diffusion ainsi que l’enseignement et la formation. Dans le cadre de notre série croissante de matériel pédagogique, nous travaillons sur le développement d’une série d’études de cas pour mettre en évidence des exemples intéressants de pratiques et politiques de tarification que nous observons dans le monde.

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    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Financial Education
  • MFTransparency Publishes Updated Pricing Data for Cambodia

    Published on April 28, 2011

    MFTransparency has published updated pricing data for Cambodia for 2010, building on the original dataset published in 2009. Cambodia was one of the initial countries where MFTransparency collected true-cost microloan product pricing data and is the first country worldwide to complete the data updating process.

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    Countries: Cambodia
    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: Data Collection
  • MFTransparency Presents Initial Results of the Transparent Pricing Initiative at the Microfinance Congress in Colombia

    Published on April 21, 2011

    MFTransparency recently took part in the “Segundo Congreso de la Industria de las Microfinanzas en Colombia”, organized by Asomicrofinanzas, the national association of MFIs, held in the coastal city of Santa Marta on the 31st of March and 1st of April 2011. This industry-wide event provided a platform for us to present the preliminary results of our Transparent Pricing Initiative in Colombia, sponsored by the Ford Foundation.

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    Countries: Colombia
    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: MFT Event
  • MFTransparency presenta sus datos iniciales durante el Segundo Congreso de Microfinanzas de Colombia

    Published on April 21, 2011

    MFTransparency ha participado en el Segundo Congreso de la Industria de las Microfinanzas en Colombia, organizado por Asomicrofinanzas, el gremio de este subsector de la economía nacional, el 31 de marzo y el 1 de abril, en la ciudad de Santa Marta. En él, tuvimos la ocasión de presentar los resultados preliminares de Iniciativa de Transparencia de Precios en Colombia, patrocinada por la Fundación Ford.

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    Countries: Colombia
    Category: MFTransparency Blog
    Tags: MFT Event, Pricing Initiative