What Are Micro Loans? Know Eligibility and List of Providers

If you are someone who is searching for a financial service which can fulfil short-term financial needs, then we would like to enlighten you about a service called Micro Loans.

What Are Micro Loans

What are Micro Loans?

In the world of finance, Micro Loans are referred to as short-term loans with a value of less than ₹1 Lakh. Micro Loan is a financial product designed for small-scale businesses, self-employed individuals, startups, etc, that have small capital needs. These small-value loans are offered by Private limited companies, Microfinance Companies (MFIs) and NGOs.

The main focus of providing microloans by the lenders is to support low-income generating families or small businesses to fulfil their short-term financial needs. The Government of India has focused on this financial product to reach unbanked and underbanked individuals and provide them with funding to maintain their economic health.

Micro Loans Eligibility

Here are the type of individuals that can avail of Micro Loans or Small Value Loans:

  • Self-employed
  • small retailers
  • Small Scale manufacturers
  • Traders
  • Startups
  • Consultants
  • Workers earning low wages
  • And many more.

List of Popular Micro Loans Providers in India 2023

1. Bandhan Bank

Interest rate21.95% p.a.
Loan amountMin. Rs. 15,000 & Max. Rs. 1 lakh
Repayment Tenure1 year / 2 year

2. BSS Microfinance

Interest rate25% p.a. onwards
Loan amountMin. 5,000 & Max. Rs.80,000/
CollateralNot required

3. Annapurna Microfinance

Interest rate23.55% – 23.99% p.a.
Loan amountMin. Rs. 10,000 & Max. Rs. 1 lakh
Repayment Tenure12-36 months

4. SKS Microfinance

Interest rate19.75% p.a. onwards
Loan amountMin. Rs. 9,100 & Max. 20,010
Repayment TenureUp to 50 weeks (Read the detailed agreement)

5. Equitas Small Finance Bank

Interest rate23% p.a. onwards
Loan amountMin. Rs. 2,000 & Max. Rs. 35,000
Processing FeeUp to 1% of the loan amount

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6. Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Interest Rate22% p.a.
Loan amountMin. Rs. 5,000 & Max. Rs. 1 lakh
Repayment Tenure6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36 months

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