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avril 03, 2014

2014 - March : Quarterly Update : Regulatory Changes Still in Limbo

(For a printable version of this quarterly update, please click here)By Melina DjreA little over one year ago, MIX’s quarterly update introduced law 41-12 to our readers. The main thrust of the law was to amend the current microfinance law to allow microfinance associations (Associations de Microf

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décembre 04, 2013

2013 - Septembre : Baromètre

This forecasting report covers the Moroccan microfinance market through December 31, 2013. The report is based on survey responses from market participants and covers the following:

  • Forecasts are aggregated at the national level with insights by peer group (legal status, regulated, age, etc.)
  • Risk and outreach factors are ranked
  • Individual responses are bucketed into ranges and provided by peer group
  • Featured indicators include: Number of active borrowers, gross loan portfolio, and portfolio-at-risk > 30 day

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août 14, 2013

2013 - Juin : Baromètre

5 MFIs representing 83% of the Moroccan market share responded to this quarter's Barometer survey. Moroccan MFIs are projecting growth in outreach for the quarter ending September 30 and the 12 months ending next June. In last quarter's survey, MFIs were preoccupied by the impact of the macroeconomic environment on their outreach and risk, market sentiment has shifted with new product offerings and funding gaining prominence for outreach and client-indebtedness gaining for risk.

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juin 20, 2013

2013 - Mars : Baromètre

Four MFIs responded to this quarter's survey representing 80% of the market by gross loan portfolio. Respondents are projecting stronger growth in borrower levels than in loan portfolios. With only one projection for a decline in loan portfolio, all other projections for both borrowers and loans are positive. MFIs do not see any major change in portfolio-at-risk levels, but do expect their individual portfolios to perform better than the average. In terms of factors impacting both outreach and risk, macroeconomic factors was cited most often by MFIs.

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avril 10, 2013

Rapport du quatrième trimestre

More regulatory changes afoot in Morocco. With the recent addition of the LLC status to the microfinance sector (discussed in the previous QU), the government has decided to overhaul the current regulation on MFIs to exert the central bank and bring MFIs into the mainstream banking sector.

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juillet 01, 2010

Profil du pays - 2010

Bolstered by large-scale support from both domestic and international actors, the Moroccan microfinance sector has seen impressive growth over the last decade and now accounts for about half of all microfinance clients in the Middle East and North Africa region. Moroccan microfinance has however experienced growing pains, and weathered a ‘crisis’ in 2008 with repayment rates falling dramatically throughout the country. Several initiatives to help the industry recover have since begun, with an emphasis on strengthening the regulatory framework and addressing issues of client over-indebtedness. A detailed explanation of the causes of the Moroccan microfinance crisis and recovery measures being taken can be found throughout the Morocco Country Briefing:

  • Overview: Several factors came to a head in 2008, causing the Moroccan microfinance industry to experience a repayment crisis. This has since led to a number of initiatives to strengthen regulatory laws and operational practices throughout the sector.
  • Supply & Demand: Morocco is highly concentrated with only 4 MFIs accounting for more than 95% of the country’s gross loan portfolio. The recent crisis has caused MFIs to modify their activities, with a shift away from group lending towards individual lending.
  • Funding: Moroccan MFIs benefit from the confidence and support of local financial institutions, allowing them to finance more than 80% of all MFI assets through domestic borrowing.
  • Performance: Downturns experienced throughout the sector have caused MFI profitability to fall, with median return on assets dropping to a low of 0.2% in 2009. MFIs have responded by consolidating their activities in an effort to lower operational expenses.

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