Loan Disbursals By NBFC-MFIs Dips 43% In Second Quarter
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Loan Disbursals By NBFC-MFIs Dips 43% In Second Quarter


Loan disbursement by non-banking financial companies-microfinance institutions declined 43% to Rs 10,617 crore in the quarter ended September as against Rs 18,565 crore in the same period of previous fiscal, according to a report by MFIN.

In the quarter ended June 2020, loan disbursement had declined 96% to Rs 570 crore from Rs 15,865 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.

The data pertains to NBFC-MFI members of the Microfinance Institutions Network, a self-regulatory organisation and industry association of the microfinance industry in the country.

Analysis on NBFC-MFIs is based on data collected from 54 members that are registered with the Reserve Bank of India.

Average loan amount disbursed per account during Q2FY21 was Rs 32,912 which is an increase of around 20% in comparison to the corresponding quarter of the last financial year.

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"July to September 2020 quarter has witnessed gradual and steady progress in microfinance loan disbursement as also on repayment, compared to earlier April to June 2020 quarter. The full impact is still not seen as September was the first month post moratorium," MFIN Chief Executive Officer Alok Misra said.

Gross loan portfolio of NBFC-MFIs stood at Rs 71,147 crore as on Sept. 30, 2020. The GLP includes an owned portfolio of Rs 57,270 crore and a managed portfolio of Rs 13,878 crore.

GLP increased by 12% on a year-on-year basis, but contracted by 1% in comparison to June 30, 2020, the report showed.

As of September-end, 3.07 crore clients have loans outstanding from NBFC-MFIs, which is an increase of 4% over the number of clients as on Sept. 30, 2019.

During July-September quarter, NBFC-MFIs received a total of Rs 9,854 crore in debt funding, which is 4% higher than in the year-ago quarter, and 65% more as compared to April-June FY2021.

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Other banks contributed to 48.8% of the borrowings received during Q2 FY2021, followed by 19.5% from non-bank entities, 15% from top five banks, 14.3% from all India financial institutions and external commercial borrowing, with other sources contributing the remaining 2.4%, the report said.

As on Sept. 30, 2020, NBFC-MFIs, on an aggregated basis, have a network of 14,080 branches with 1,09,521 employees, it said.

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