NBFC & MFI in India: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

RBI increases banks’ loan exposure limit to single NBFC

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has increased loan exposure limit of banks to a single NBFC. This is expected to help increase credit supply to the crisis-ridden shadow banking sector. Relaxation of Norms As per the Large Exposures Framework (LEF), Banks’ exposure to a single non-banking financial company (NBFC) was restricted to 15% of their available ..

Steering Committee on Fintech-related issues suggests new laws for consumer protection

The Steering Committee on fintech-related issues has recommended a new legal framework for consumer protection and has also suggested new cash flow-based financing options for micro, small and medium enterprises. What has happened? A new panel established to explore issues related to the financial technology (fintech) has submitted a report to the Finance Minister of ..

Partial Guarantee Scheme for NBFCs

In order to address the liquidity issues haunting the NBFC’s, the government has announced Rs 1-lakh crore Partial Guarantee Scheme for NBFCs and HFCs (non-banking and housing finance companies). Partial Guarantee Scheme Under the Scheme, public-sector banks will purchase high-rated pooled assets of financially sound non-banking finance companies (NBFCs). To purchase high-rated pooled assets of ..

Manoj Kumar Nambiar elected as new chairman of Microfinance Institutions Network

Manoj Kumar Nambiar, MD of Arohan Financial Services (AFS), has been elected as new chairman of Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN). The MFIN is an industry association consists of 56 NBFC-MFIs (Non Banking Financial Company-Micro Finance Institutions) and 40 associates including Banks, SFBs (Small Finance Banks ) and NBFCs. It is also the Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) ..

RBI permits banks to provide PCE to NBFC bonds

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently permitted banks to grant Partial Credit Enhancement (PCE), or a partial guarantee, to bonds issued by systematically important non-deposit taking Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFC-ND-SIs) registered with the Reserve Bank of India and Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) registered with National Housing Bank. The move is aimed at enhancing ..

RBI launches Ombudsman Scheme for NBFCs

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched Ombudsman Scheme for redressal of complaints against the Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs). The scheme will provide a cost-free and expeditious complaint redressal mechanism relating to deficiency in the services by NBFCs covered under the scheme. The scheme will cover all deposit-taking NBFCs, and based on the experience ..

Infrastructure Debt Fund will be based on a tripartite deal

The recently approved Infrastructure Debt Fund (IDF) will be based on a tripartite agreement b/w developer, lender (bank) and the IDF. The decision has been taken to infusing greater funds into infrastructure development in the country. Loans by the banks would be refinanced by IDF so that the lenders have free funds for more lending. ..

Cabinet approves Micro Financial Sector (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2011

The Union Cabinet cleared the Micro Financial Sector (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2011, which will bring the microfinance industry under the regulatory ambit of RBI. As per the Bill all microfinance institution (MFIs) will now have to be registered with the RBI, which will decide the interest rate that MFIs can charge. Also it would ..