PSD blog reports that Ebay plans to open up a virtual marketplace for microfinance:
Microplace – a new subsidiary of the world’s largest virtual market place – will open for business this fall. A free-market-like web platform, the site will generate a supply of investors to meet the rapidly growing demand for capital in microfinance.
In other news, Marginal Revolution blogs about Natalie Portman’s foray into microfinance. Also linked in the story is the Financial Times article about Portman’s project and an unrelated article about microfinance in Africa.