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Latest Articles in microfinance

Regulation of Microfinance

Many including a section of RBI was not comfortable with the architecture of NBFC-MFI regulations for medley of reasons like

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Collection Efficiency Of NBFCs Retail Pool Down By 10-35 % In May Vs March: Icra

The decline has been sharpest for microfinance pools where monthly collection efficiency (including advances and overdue collections) was lower by 35 per cent in May 2021 compared to March 2021

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MFis 30-Plus Delinquency May Rise To 14-16 % In June: Report

Ground-level infrastructural and operational challenges, as well as restrictions on the movement of people, have impinged on the MFI sector's collection efficiency

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MFIs Champion An Ecosystem Of Grassroot Women Entrepreneurs For Sustainable Progress

Recognising these unique constraints faced by women entrepreneurs at the grass root level, Micro Finance Institutions in India adopted the Self-Help Group (SHG) model as far back as 1991.

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Microfinance Loan Portfolio Stands At Rs 2,32,648 Cr As Of Dec-end: Report

GLP includes an owned portfolio of Rs 63,710 crore and a managed portfolio of Rs 11,002 crore.

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Microfinance In India: The Story Of Resilience

The microfinance model of providing small collateral free loans to the ‘bottom of pyramid’ clients hitherto overlooked by the formal sector, has established itself as an effective & sustainable model for financial inclusion.

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Asirvad Microfinance Crosses Rs 5,000 Crore In AUM

Asirvad Microfinance was acquired by Manappuram Finance Limited in February 2015. At the time, the company’s AUM was around Rs.300 crore.

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Room For Strong Growth For Microfinance In India: KPMG

Eastern and northeastern regions of the country have played a key role with the highest share of loan portfolio at 35 per cent.

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Microfinance Industry Expects Business To Pick Up: MFIN

The trend of a decrease in growth continued in the last quarter of 2016-17 and was driven largely by the impact of withdrawal of high value notes from circulation

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Do You Have A Market For Your Venture?

As a distinguished Microfinance Banker and Practitioner, Researcher and Gender Specialist, Dr Jennifer Riria, Group CEO, Kenya Women Holding has led Kenya Women Microfinance Trust (KWFT) for over two decades and propelled it from unprofitable NGO to a medium sized Bank, serving low-income women and their families. We speak to her about women leadership and startup culture in Kenya

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‘Political Interference At Grassroots Level Upset Growth Of Microfinance In India’

In an interview with BW Businessworld, Ratna Vishwanathan, CEO, Microfinance Institution Network India, MFIN, says how post demonetisation, the sector is back on track

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Ratna Vishwanathan, MFIN, CEO Talks About India's First Ever Financial Literacy App & The Vision Behind It

Their vision is to be an engine of inclusive growth for India and help provide financial services to 100 million people by the year 2020

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Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Commences Its Banking Operations

The bank has committed an investment of Rs 400 crore in technology and digitisation in the next 5 years to fuel its growth

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Connecting The Poor To The Potential

Enabling the poor, especially the women, Grameen Foundation, continues to fill in life for women like Shanti who long for a better future but short on cash and assistance

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Ratan Tata, Nandan Nilekani, Vijay Kelkar To Start Financial Inclusion Vehicle Avanti Finance

Ratan Tata, Nandan Nilekani and Vijay Kelkar have come together to set up a technology-enabled microfinance entity, Avanti Finance, which will focus on delivering affordable and timely credit to under-served and un-served segments in India

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