Microfinance through a Data Lens

In the last five years, the microfinance sector in India has grown into a stable and well-regulated sector thanks to a strengthened regulatory framework and credit bureau infrastructure.

Customer Protection through MFI Self-Regulation in India

M-FIN and Sa-Dhan, two key Self-Regulatory Organisations (SROs) of the microfinance industry jointly released their revised Code of Conduct for the Microfinance Industry in December 2015.

Structured finance for small business loans in India

The fast emerging small business loan (SBL) segment caters to the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and entrepreneurs which typically find it difficult to access funds through traditional…

Are microfinance repayments suffering in Tamil Nadu?

This post is in response to an article, “Loan Defaults Versus Over-indebtedness in Rural Tamil Nadu”, published on the CGAP blog on June 10th, 2013.

How Utkarsh Microfinance handles Customer Grievance

On a recent visit to MFIs working in eastern Uttar Pradesh, we chanced upon some great innovations and field practices, which are clearly taking customer focus to the next…

Funding to the microfinance sector: Review of options

The Indian microfinance sector has seen a series of rapid changes in the past decade.