New research paper looks at deposit mobilizing MFIs
Submitted by elizabeth on Aug 19, 2009
A new research study from the Microfinance Information Exchange, Inc. (MIX) seeks to answer the question of whether microfinance institutions (MFIs) that mobilize deposits are serving the low income and poor client with savings products.
MIX Market Beta (http://beta.mixmarket.org) is the newest version of MIX Market, the online data and information marketplace for the global microfinance industry. We have extensively redesigned the site to provide you better access to the MFI and industry data you need. Before we formally announce the release of the new website to the public, we would like you to have a chance to review and comment on it.
My fellow board members join me in offering our deep thanks to Peter Wall for his four years of service to MIX. As most of you know, Peter resigned as Executive Director effective June 30, 2009. Peter accomplished a great deal during his time with us. He oversaw MIX’s financial and program turnaround, assembled a strong staff, built a cutting edge IT platform and extended MIX’s reach and reputation.
MIX Market is no longer accepting updates to profiles and performance information. This is a temporary hold as we prepare to release MIX Market Beta, the newest version of our online global marketplace for the microfinance industry.
We ask that you do NOT enter any information, even if you have an existing profile, into MIX Market, until further notice.
You may still access data and information on MIX Market, however please keep in mind that as of June 20, 2009, we have stopped updating the site.
MIX apologizes for any inconvenience this temporary freeze may cause.
New site will offer more MFI data in downloadable format
Submitted by elizabeth on Jun 5, 2009
Over the last year, MIX has been working on redeveloping MIX Market, focusing on improving your user experience and increasing platform stability and flexibility. We are pleased to announce that we are on schedule to launch the new MIX Market in mid-June 2009!
Some of the new features you will find on MIX Market 2.0:
• Dynamic user interface and intuitive navigation - makes it easier for you to move around the site.
• Improved data displays - provides a better view of the onscreen data.
• Downloading capabilities - allows you to download data to Excel.
Peter Wall, MIX’s Executive Director, informed the Board of Directors of his resignation effective June 30, 2009. The other Board Members join me in thanking Peter for his four years of dedicated service to the MIX and to the microfinance community as a whole. Under his leadership, we have improved our unique and powerful global reporting platform for microfinance, expanded our coverage significantly and become a stable, financially sound organization with a talented staff. Peter leaves us far stronger than we were when he came. We let Peter go with our best wishes and gratitude.
MIX announced the release of its latest data set, Trend Lines 2005 – 2007 MFI Benchmarks. The data set shows year on year trends among 487 microfinance institutions (MFIs) that have reported to MIX for at least three consecutive years. The Trend Lines represent a subset of MIX’s Annual Benchmarks, produced in the autumn of each year (click here to view the 2007 MFI Benchmarks).
The Trend Lines 2005 – 2007 show continual strong global growth in borrowers, yet with some slow down for 2007.