Money & Banking

Microfinance industry clocks over 50% growth in Q2

PTI New Delhi | Updated on December 03, 2018 Published on December 03, 2018

Microfinance industry recorded a growth of 51 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018-19 with total Gross Loan Portfolio (GLP) standing at Rs 1,46,741 crore, said a report on Monday.

Of the total, Non-Banking Finance Company-Microfinance Institutions (NBFC-MFIs) accounted for significant chunk. While the total number of active microfinance accounts for the overall industry was at 7.77 crore with a growth of 27 per cent, NBFC-MFIs witnessed a growth of 32.9 per cent with 3.43 crore accounts in the period, said the report by Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN).

As of September 30, 2018, NBFC-MFIs held largest share of portfolio in micro-credit with total loan outstanding of Rs 54,018 crore or 37 per cent of total micro-credit universe. Banks were the second largest provider of micro-credit with a loan amount outstanding of Rs 48,200 crore (33 per cent). While small finance banks accounted for 17 per cent of the loans, NBFCs provided 12 per cent. The rest came from other sources.

MFIN CEO Harsh Shrivastava said the industry has seen a healthy improvement in the quality of the portfolio since last year which is an encouraging sign for the industry. “The growth for overall industry including NBFC-MFIs has shown a good pace which we expect will be maintained in the coming quarters too. We continue to see robust investors’ confidence especially in the NBFC-MFIs segment which is due to sustained credit discipline in the sector,” he said.

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Published on December 03, 2018
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