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Our mission is to be the leader in microfinance product pricing transparency by promoting public disclosure and education.

Our vision is a Microfinance industry operating with healthy free market conditions where consumers and other stakeholders can make informed decisions.

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Recent News

  • Responsible Pricing – Where There is no Will, There is no Way

    Responsible Pricing – Where There is no Will, There is no Way

    The following article was published on the Month of Microfinance blog on 16 April 2015 and is reproduced below. RESPONSIBLE PRICING – WHERE THERE IS NO WILL, THERE IS NO WAY ON APRIL 16 2015 >> Authored by Chuck Waterfield (CEO MFTransparency) . Last week’s blog answered many of the questions MFT has been receiving […]

    Published: 2015 - 05 - 25
  • MFTransparency is Dead … What Does That Mean for Pricing Transparency?

    MFTransparency is Dead … What Does That Mean for Pricing Transparency?

    Monday, March 30, 2015 – Chuck Waterfield, the CEO of the influential watchdog initiative discusses the future of pricing transparency in microfinance. Click here to read Chuck’s interview with

    Published: 2015 - 03 - 31
  • Announcement for MFTransparency’s transition

    Announcement for MFTransparency’s transition

    March 18, 2015. MFTransparency announces its transition plan towards new pricing data collection and publication. Please click here to read more!

    Published: 2015 - 03 - 31
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Recent Resources

  • Advocating Transparent Pricing: MFTransparency’s 7-year History

    Advocating Transparent Pricing: MFTransparency’s 7-year History

    With the closing of MFTransparency, we have written a report to answer the many questions you have.  It is a chronology of MFT, describing success that exceeded expectations as well as perennial struggles. This is our only document in our seven years that provides this comprehensive perspective. Our goal is first to provide advice to other […]

    Published: 2015 - 08 - 05
  • Balanced Pricing in Microfinance

    Balanced Pricing in Microfinance

    Once we calculate the prices of an MFI, the next step is to determine if those prices are appropriate, or fair, or responsible. MFTransparency has developed an approach called “Balanced Pricing Methodology” to evaluate prices. The approach can be done independently of comparing the prices of an MFI to prices others are charging in the […]

    Published: 2015 - 08 - 02
  • MFT Pricing Analysis Tool

    MFT Pricing Analysis Tool

    We invite you to continue calculating prices, using this free software.   An Excel Workbook, with Training Videos   MFTransparency used an Excel-based Data Collection Tool to collect all the pricing data of the past seven years.  MFT has now simplified this tool so that anyone can use it to enter pricing information about the […]

    Published: 2015 - 08 - 01
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