Posts Tagged ‘MFTransparency’

MFTransparency partners with African Microfinance Network

Microfinance Focus, September 30, 2010: MFTransparency and The Africa Microfinance Network (AFMIN) have announced their partnership to promote pricing transparency in microfinance throughout Africa. AFMIN will support MFTransparency by encouraging its members to participate in the Transparent Pricing Initiative and MFTransparency will provide training on interest rate calculations and pricing transparency to AFMIN members. MFTransparency recently launched Transparent Pricing Initiatives in Senegal, Burkina Faso and Malawi. ... Full story

MFTransparency to launch pricing data for microloans in Bolivia

Microfinance Focus, Sep 21, 2010: Microfinance Transparency (MFTransparency) will be hosting a conference on October 21, 2010 in La Paz, Bolivia to launch the pricing data it collected during the Transparent Pricing Initiative in the country as well as the progress of its other initiatives Latin America. Results of the analysis of pricing data for microloans products the organization has been collecting over the past ... Full story

PlaNet Finance India invites applications for Microfinance Process Excellence Award

Microfinance Focus, Aug 13, 2010: PlaNet Finance India is inviting applications for its 4th Microfinance Process Excellence Award to reward process excellence in microfinance institutions (MFIs), and to establish industry benchmarks and elevate the standards of process- and institutional management across MFIs in India. Governance and Price Transparency were introduced in MPEA 2010 in order to spread awareness on the importance of good corporate governance standards ... Full story

35 Indian microfinance inst shared complete pricing data to date: MFTransparency

Microfinance Focus, July 28, 2010: 35 microfinance institutions in India have participated so far in the Transparent Pricing Initiative by MFTransparency in India by submitting complete microloan product information and pricing data. Of the 35 completed data submissions, 17 institutions are members of the Microfinance Institution Network (MFIN), 10 are members of the ACCESS MicroFinance Alliance (AMFA) and 21 are members of Sa-dhan. MFTransparency launched the ... Full story

MFTransparency, Malawi Microfinance Network to launch Transparent Pricing Initiative in Malawi

Microfinance Focus, July 21, 2010: MFTransparency and the Malawi Microfinance Network (MAMN) will co-host a workshop in Blantyre, Malawi to launch the Transparent Pricing Initiative in Malawi on August 31, 2010. The workshop will provide training on pricing transparency to a range of local industry stakeholders including microfinance institutions, regulators, funders and other support organizations. During the event MFTransparency will collect and publish pricing data for ... Full story

MFTransparency-The MasterCard Foundation partnership for Fair and Transparent Microfinance

Microfinance Focus, June 8, 2010: MFTransparency a global initiative for fair and transparent pricing in the microfinance industry has entered into a partnership with The MasterCard Foundation to promote fair and transparent pricing in the microfinance industry in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The effort, known as the enabling APR & EIR Program (enabling Africa to Price Responsibly & Educate on Interest Rates), will be ... Full story

MFTransparency launched Transparent Pricing Initiative in Bolivia

Microfinance Focus, June 1, 2010: Hosting two workshops in La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra during the first week of May, MFTransparency launched its Transparent Pricing Initiative in Bolivia. Local microfinance networks ASOFIN and FINRURAL are its strategic partners in this effort and the initiative is sponsored by the Ford Foundation and MicroNed to promote fair and transparent pricing in the microfinance industry. ... Full story

MFTransparency to host Webinar on ‘New Microfinance Transparent Pricing Data from Azerbaijan’

Microfinance Focus, May 26, 2010: MFTransparency, a global initiative for fair and transparent pricing in the microfinance industry is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from 7:00 AM -8:30 AM EST, launching the true-cost microfinance pricing data from Azerbaijan. The discussion will interpret the data and its effect on market conditions as well as answer questions from a range of stakeholders and the ... Full story

Indian NBFCs Microfinance Network MFIN to assess their transparency level, sources

Microfinance Focus, Feb 22, 2010: Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), a newly formed body of NBFC-MFIs in India has decided to carry out an in-depth study of the status and level of transparency in its network members and suggest measures to improve the situation, if required, said sources in the industry. MFIN is planning to conduct the study in association with Microfinance Transparency (MFTransparency), a global initiative ... Full story

Oikocredit partner first to offer microfinance pricing transparency data in Africa

Microfinance Focus, Dec. 4, 2009: Oikocredit project partner PAWDEP is leading the way in microfinance pricing transparency in Africa. The Kenya-based Pamoja Women's Development Programme became the first African microfinance institution to submit data to MFTransparency Transparent Pricing Initiative. MFTransparancy allows organizations in the microfinance sector to make public their pricing structure and in turn help ensure transparency, integrity and poverty alleviation in the industry. The MFTransparency ... Full story

MFTransparency gets $25,000 Grant from Citi

Microfinance Focus, Oct. 30, 2009 – MicroFinance Transparency (MFTransparency), championing transparent pricing in the microfinance industry, has been given $25,000 grant by the Citi Foundation. MFTransparency collects data on the interest and fees charged on each microfinance loan product in order to calculate the accurate, true price (Effective Interest Rate) on those loans. MFTransparency then posts that data along with educational materials for the ... Full story

MicroFinance Transparency to drive transparent pricing in Africa

MicroFinance Transparency to drive transparent pricing in Africa
Microfinance Focus, Oct. 10, 2009: MicroFinance Transparency (MFTransparency) will host a training workshop in Nairobi on oct. 19 in association with the 2009 AMT Microfinance Investor's Fair to train industry professionals on pricing transparency and consumer protection. It will also mark the launch of MFTransparency' s Transparent Pricing Initiative in Kenya. The fair provides an opportunity ... Full story

Azerbaizan takes lead to showcase transparency in microfinance

By Naagesh Naaraayana Microfinance Focus, Oct. 1, 2009: With the negative media coverage in recent months, there is a collective need for transparency in microfinance sector. While some reports pointed out the high interest rates and the use of confusing product pricing, others have gone a step ahead to depict the microfinance institutions (MFIs) as no less than moneylenders. Essentially, a regulatory framework to enforce transparent loan ... Full story
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