Benefits of Financial Inclusion To India

In order to achieve inclusive development and growth , the expansion of financial services to all sections of society (financial inclusion) is important as global trends have shown. Financial exclusion results in widespread inequality in incomes and earning opportunities. Countries with low levels of income inequality tend to have lower levels of financial inclusion, while high … Continue reading “Benefits of Financial Inclusion To India”

Global Position of India in Financial Inclusion

Currently, India ranks 2nd in the world in terms of financially excluded households after China.But this position is in absolute numbers. The situation is not so bad in percentage terms. In percentage terms the majority of the African countries are behind India. India’s regulator started focusing on financial inclusion only in last five years. That way, … Continue reading “Global Position of India in Financial Inclusion”

Intermediaries for achieving Financial Inclusion in India

Intermediaries for achieving financial inclusion can be broadly sub divided into two categories: 1. Regulatory approved category of intermediaries 2. Other intermediaries. Till date, the following have been allowed to act as intermediaries by the regulatory authorities; Financial Inclusion Intermediaries in India • Business correspondents • Section 25 companies registered under companies act,1956 • Non-govenmental … Continue reading “Intermediaries for achieving Financial Inclusion in India”

Financial Inclusion in Urban India

Prior to 2008, public sector banks in India were considered as conservative, sluggish  and weak. But this perception changed dramatically after global financial meltdown. The Indian banking system has proved its mettle. The hidden robustness of the banking system came to the fore and became known to whole world. But of what use is this … Continue reading “Financial Inclusion in Urban India”

Financial Inclusion in India 2014 : An Overview

In the context of Financial Inclusion, it is important to understand certain aspects of Economic Theory. Economists of the world describe that there are at least five different types of capital or resources in a country : Physical (roads, building, plant and machinery, infrastructure) Natural (land, water, forests, livestock, weather) Human (nutrition, health, education, skills, … Continue reading “Financial Inclusion in India 2014 : An Overview”

Financial Inclusion and Economic Growth in India

The Indian growth story started unfolding with the IT Sector in late 90’s. For the first time, global corporates realized the importance of Indian IT because of the Y2K phenomenon. Since then the Indian Economy has been going from strength to strength.Today India is the second fastest growing economy in the world. The crossing of … Continue reading “Financial Inclusion and Economic Growth in India”

IFMR Capital structures India’s 1st Collateral Bond Obligation in Financial Inclusion

Eleven microfinance firms and small business lenders access debt capital markets for the first time under the path-breaking collateral bond obligation (CBO) comprising multi-issuer pooled NCDs totaling to Rs 98 crores In keeping with its mission of providing access to debt capital for financial enterprises serving the financially-excluded communities, IFMR Capital, the Chennai based non-banking … Continue reading “IFMR Capital structures India’s 1st Collateral Bond Obligation in Financial Inclusion”