Small Finance Banks receive fresh credit requests from MFIs after RBI’s PSL classification

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After getting the proposals from MFIs, SFBs person started the process of offering caller recognition facilities nether precedence assemblage lending (PSL).

Notably, the PSL dispensation volition  beryllium  valid up   to March 31, 2022. However, loans frankincense  disbursed volition  proceed  to beryllium  classified nether  precedence  assemblage   till the day  of repayment/maturity, whichever is earlier.Notably, the PSL dispensation volition beryllium valid up to March 31, 2022. However, loans frankincense disbursed volition proceed to beryllium classified nether precedence assemblage till the day of repayment/maturity, whichever is earlier.

Small Finance Banks (SFBs) are getting caller recognition requests from smaller micro-finance institutions (MFIs) for on-lending aft the Reserve Bank of India successful May allowed precedence assemblage lending classification to caller recognition extended by these banks to micro-lenders. After getting the proposals from MFIs, SFBs person started the process of offering caller recognition facilities nether precedence assemblage lending (PSL).

The RBI, issuing a circular connected May 5, said successful presumption of the caller challenges brought connected by the pandemic, and to code the emergent liquidity presumption of smaller MFIs, it has been decided to let PSL classification to the caller recognition extended by SFBs to registered NBFC-MFIs and different MFIs, which are members of RBI- recognised Self-Regulatory Organisation of the assemblage and which person a gross indebtedness portfolio of up to Rs 500 crore arsenic connected March 31, 2021, for the intent of on-lending to individuals.

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank has received proposals from NBFC-MFIs for caller lending. “We are successful dialog with a batch of MFIs now. But, I deliberation we are apt to instrumentality a fewer calls. Cannot accidental however many. So acold we person not disbursed any. We are apt to instrumentality immoderate calls,” the bank’s MD & CEO Nitin Chugh told FE. “Since inception, we person been extending enactment to MFIs. Now, we are permitted to springiness caller lending to smaller MFIs with asset-size of up to Rs 500 crore. Apart from MFIs, we person extended recognition facilities to those institutions which enactment budding smaller MFIs. We person started the process of caller recognition facilities to MFIs nether PSL and we are getting caller recognition requests from them,” ESAF Small Finance Bank said.

Notably, the PSL dispensation volition beryllium valid up to March 31, 2022. However, loans frankincense disbursed volition proceed to beryllium classified nether precedence assemblage till the day of repayment/maturity, whichever is earlier.

According to recognition standing agencies, arsenic astir tiny concern banks had operated arsenic MFIs earlier converting into an SFB, they person a bully knowing of the micro-finance abstraction and would beryllium successful a amended presumption to measure the recognition profiles of the smaller MFIs to lend. And, the PSL categorisation should incentivise SFBs to on-lend to smaller MFIs, which are presently facing backing constraints pursuing the resurgence of the 2nd Covid wave.

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