Loan Frame covered by Outlook Business as one of the leading businesses in SME lending

For Shailesh Jacob, co-founder of the Gurgaon-based Loan Frame, starting a lending marketplace for SMEs was more than a big opportunity — it was also about contributing to the overall economy. According to the Ministry of MSMEs, the sector contributes around 38% to the GDP and provides the largest share of employment, after agriculture. “In India you have over 50 million SMEs and credit penetration is less than 10%,” Jacob points out. In August 2015, he launched Loan Frame partnering with around 20 lenders.

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Why you can’t get a LAP and what you can do about it?

Loans are a great way to raise money. The need for some quick, extra infusion of money may arise due to personal reasons, or due to a need to expand your business. Among the different categories of small business loans, a loan against property (LAP) is arguably one of the best ways to raise funds.

A loan against property (LAP) is a loan drawn by a person against his or her property/assets. The properties that can be used to avail a LAP include; a self-occupied or rented house, a piece of land owned by the loan seeker, a commercial building and so on. These loans generally have lower interest rates than personal loans, and also offer longer repayment periods which vary between 120 to 180 months.

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How to bulletproof your small business loan application

For any business in general, and for small and medium businesses, finance is one of the most important aspects under perpetual consideration. After all, money is vital to keep the wheel turning and for the day to day operations to take place without any issues. While large businesses have multiple ways to keep the lights on, small businesses must often rely on loans to take them through lean times, or when money is needed for business operations.

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Loan Frame covered by FinTechAsia

Founded in August 2015, Loan Frame is a fintech SME lending marketplace focused on solving the financing problem for millions of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in India. Loan Frame enables SME lending through partner lenders, by providing them the technology to efficiently originate and assess small business borrowers.

Founding Team:

Start date: January 2016 | Location: Gurgaon | Fund Raised since starting up: $2.25 million | Employees: 30+

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Loan Frame named in Top 50 Fintech companies | FINTECHASIA

India is currently one of the most active FinTech markets in the world. It has drawn the maximum investments in the sector, along with China. Two important missions led by the Government of India, one of Financial Inclusion and the other of a Digital India, are driving innovation. Though it maybe a challenge to turn India into a completely cashless economy, given it’s sheer size of population and scattered geography, digital payments has grown quickly – thanks to the rapid growth in smartphone and e-commerce penetration. A country where cash had usually been the go to mode of transactions, a digital world of financial services have found a place to thrive.

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Interview with Loan Frame Co-Founders | Economic Times

In the last couple of years, the alternative lending space has literally exploded. With the growing shift to digital, fintech companies are leveraging technology to innovate and disrupt traditional business models.

Founded in 2015, loan aggregator firm, Loan Frame is one such innovator which has found a unique niche to operate in – a niche which offers value alike to funds-starved small and medium enterprises and the banks and financial institutions.

Here, in a chat with ETCFO’s Mannu Arora, Rishi Arya, CFO and Co-Founder & Shailesh Jacob, Co-Founder and CEO, of the Gurugram-based online lending firm take a few questions about the finance function especially in start-ups, fintech and their business too.

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Why Fintech Startups Are Wooing India’s Small Businesses | Forbes

For the past 50 years, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have powered India’s economy, especially in rural and semi-urban areas. But they often fail to get adequate financial support from government agencies, banks and financial institutions, according to the SME Chamber of India.

India’s booming fintech market could be their savior.

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