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MFTransparency launches new website

Published on July 31, 2012

LANCASTER, PA, USA July 27, 2012 – On 31st July 2012 MFTransparency launched its new website, coinciding with organization’s milestone of four years of operations. The website offers a single online point of reference for microloan pricing data, news and educational resources. The microfinance community now has access to an easy-to-navigate comprehensive website dedicated to pricing transparency.

The launch of the new website, which offers quick and easy access to essential information on microfinance pricing transparency and responsible pricing, is part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to enhance the quality and availability of pricing information and educational materials to the microfinance industry worldwide.

The new website includes:

  • MFTransparency Resource Center – comprising the industry’s most comprehensive library on pricing transparency, this repository assembles over 100 pricing resources by topic, key word, language and technical level.
  • MFTransparency News Features – this fully filterable section of the website allows viewers to read the latest news and commentary about microfinance pricing transparency, as well as search for historical news pieces, blogs and announcements from MFTransparency.
  • MFTransparency Pricing Data Platform – this is the microfinance industry’s platform for the disclosure of product pricing. Pricing data is presented on a country-by-country basis, with interactive pricing graphs, data tables and pricing statistics.

Chuck Waterfield, CEO of MFTransparency commented “Over the past four years we have seen the rising recognition of the importance of consumer protection, social performance and responsible microfinance, and the increased demand by all industry stakeholders for transparency in pricing. The development of the new website is in direct response to this need. We invite all industry stakeholders to view our new website.”

Tony Sheldon, President of MFTransparency’s Board of Directors commented “With this new website MFTransparency is providing a powerful combination of pricing data and educational materials, which are key elements in the promotion of transparent pricing, and essential in the progression towards a responsible microfinance industry”

The new website is now live on www.mftransparency.org.

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About MFTransparency

MicroFinance Transparency is an international non-governmental organization founded in 2008 with the purpose of facilitating transparent markets through pricing disclosure, education and policy advisory. MFTransparency represents an industry movement toward transparent practices and responsibility. Based in the United States, the group has organized transparent pricing efforts in nearly 30 countries on four continents, including 15 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. For more information please visit www.mftransparency.org.  Grameen Bank’s Dr. Muhammad Yunus and Elizabeth Littlefield, former CEO of CGAP, as well as nearly 900 industry professionals and organizations have committed to transparent pricing by endorsing MFTransparency and its initiative.

For questions relating to this press release please contact:

Chuck Waterfield

CEO

MFTransparency

[email protected]

+1 717 475 6733

www.mftransparency.org

 

Louisa Dennison

Project Manager

MFTransparency

[email protected]

www.mftransparency.org

 

MFTransparency’s new website was funded by MicroNed.

 

 

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