Ratings

Ratings

MFR offers a range of rating products in response to the different characteristics of FSPs (level of development, institutional typology) and the information needs of the market.

The inclusive finance industry (FSPs, networks, investors, regulators and donors) recognizes our consolidated capacity to evaluate the institutional and social performances and risks of FSPs, by systematically requiring our rating services.

Financial Rating

The financial rating provides an expert opinion on the medium-term viability and creditworthiness of a financial service provider through a comprehensive assessment of risks and performance. The financial rating can be easily combined with the social rating to provide an opinion on a financial service provider’s double bottom line performance.

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Social Rating

The social rating provides an expert opinion on the social performance management of a financial service provider and its capacity to put its mission into practice and achieve social goals. The social rating is fully aligned with the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management and the Client Protection Principles. The social rating can be easily combined with additional related services, such as client outcome measurement, client surveys, SPI4 assessment, and social performance roadmap.

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Credit Rating

The credit rating provides an opinion on the short-term creditworthiness and medium-term viability of regulated financial service providers in Ecuador – where MFR is licensed by the Superintendence of Banks and Insurance (SBS) and by the Superintendence of Popular and Solidarity Economy (SEPS ) – and in Bolivia – where MFR is licensed by the Supervisory Authority of the Financial System (ASFI).

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MIV Rating

The Microfinance Investment Vehicle (MIV ) rating provides an independent and expert opinion on the soundness of the MIV’s governance, structure and risk management and of the consistency and adequacy of its investment approach to meet investors’ expectations. An optional module is available for MIVs interested in an assessment of their social performance management and social results.

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