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Hela February 22, 2019

NEW DELHI: Total gross loan portfolio of the microfinance industry stands at Rs 65,090 crore at the end of the third quarter, showing an increase of 6 per cent from the previous quarter and an annual growth of 37 per cent, according to a report by Sa-Dhan. The report is based on data provided by 124 microfinance institutions. Combined microcredit portfolio of all lenders […]

Hela February 20, 2019

Equitas Small Finance Bank keeps interest rates on deposits higher than its bigger rivals in order to aid deposits growth, said MD and CEO PN Vasudevan. “Significantly we do operate on the lending side in the informal economy where the supply of money from the banking sector has been very low, so the ability to pass on 0.5 percent […]

Hela February 15, 2019

Unemployment is near record lows. Salaries appear to be growing. Consumer confidence is as high as it’s been in years. But at the same time, recent stock market turmoil has scared the crap out of many people. With Trump seemingly trying single handedly to ignite a trade war, many investors are beginning to realize that […]

Hela February 15, 2019

Competition from large, established technology companies (BigTech) and financial technology (FinTech) could put pressure on the profitability of financial institutions and lead them to take on more risks to protect their margins.  As part of its ongoing monitoring of BigTech and FinTech influence on financial institutions, the Financial Stability Board (FSB),  today published “FinTech and market structure […]

Hela February 15, 2019

The recent devastation in Kerala has posed a new challenge to the microfinance sector, particularly the niche institutions that are concentrated in select geographies. Natural calamities in southern states like severe floods in Tamil Nadu in 2015 and now in Kerala have dealt a body blow to the sector which was hit the hardest during […]

Hela February 15, 2019

Non-banking finance company Manappuram Finance Ltd Wednesday has posted a 42.15 per cent rise in its profit after tax for the third quarter ending December 31, 2018 at Rs 244.11 crore. The company had recorded Rs 171.73 crore during the same period of last year. Income from operations for the October-December 2018 quarter grew by […]

Hela February 15, 2019

There are many tools such as eligibility evaluator to EMI calculators that can help you compare a bunch of personal loans options within an hour. A financial crisis is a distinct possibility for anyone who is unable to fulfil major expenses. Most public and private sector banks and non-banking financial companies (NBFC) offer personal loans […]

Hela February 15, 2019

In an ideal scenario, Budget doesn’t impact the lending rates of banking system. But, the reforms taken by the government play key part for lenders in deciding the interest rates on home, personal and vehicle loans. For banks, the pressure arises from government’s small savings schemes, which has forced the lenders to aggressively hike deposit rates […]