Taking banking to the last mile

Efforts to promote financial inclusion achieved momentum in the country with the RBI guidelines in January 2006, allowing appointment of non-bank Business Correspondents (BC) as agents for the delivery…

Malegam Committee Report on microfinance released

The Reserve Bank of India has released on its website the Report of the Sub-Committee of the Central Board of Directors of Reserve Bank of India to Study Issues and…

Investing in financial inclusion

An investment banker has to develop sector-specific guidelines and methodologies to help him deal with small and disaggregated clients, and scale up low-ticket transactions.

Preparing for a New World

Last week witnessed the 4th edition of the annual College of Agricultural Banking – Centre for Microfinance conference on “Microfinance: Translating Research into Practice”

Specializing Banking Channels to Reach the Poor

Ignacio Mas, Deputy Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation discusses the delivery channels of financial products in a blog post for Financial Access Initiative. 

India needs a better debt market

A well-functioning capital market is an important prerequisite not only for financial inclusion, but also for economic development and growth.