5 Most Significant Benefits of GST for SMEs | TaxGuru

With all Central legislation in place and only State level ratification pending, the stage is set for GST implementation. The 1 July 2017 target also seems realistic given that the major hurdles have been crossed.

GST will throw up many opportunities and challenges, and SMEs will be impacted to a greater extent. Under current laws small manufacturers with turnover below Rs. 1.5 crores p.a. are exempt from duties under the SSI (Small Scale Industries) provision. The corresponding exemption threshold under GST is Rs 20 lacs. Moreover, certain categories of businesses will compulsorily have to register under GST irrespective of turnover levels. This means many businesses that hitherto did not have to worry about indirect tax compliance will have to rework their way of doing business. Since GST’s primary objective is to help consolidate and streamline the elaborate (and confusing) process of indirect taxation and make it easier to administer, it is only logical that a wider tax net will and should result.

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Ever wondered How Much Loan You can Get? Understand Loan to Value Ratio

Just imagine you need some funds for your new business but banks are not willing to fund the new innovative business model. You don’t have much savings to fall upon to fund your dream project. You can still get a loan by mortgaging your property for that loan. In banking parlance, it is referred to as Loan against Property (LAP).

You can get a Loan against Property (LAP) against your existing residential or commercial properties. However, the value of the loan you can avail of primarily depends upon the valuation of the property. Further, the bank and financial institutions need to have sufficient cushion towards decline/ erosion in the value of the property so mortgaged. This is where the concept of Loan-to-Value ratio comes in.

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Loan Frame Is Service Provider App To Get Loan For SMEs | MoneyBhaskar


बिजनेस के लिए लेना है लोन तो मोबाइल ऐप डाउनलोड कर करें अप्‍लाई.

करोल बाग में छोले-भटूरे बेचने वाले कारोबारियों को लोन चाहिए था, लेकिन बैंकों ने उन्‍हें लोन नहीं दिया। बेटे ने गूगल सर्च करके लोनफ्रेम मोबाइल ऐप डाउनलोड किया और ऐप में ही ऑनलाइन फॉर्म भर दिया और 7 से 10 दिन में उन्‍हें 66 लाख का लोन मिल गया। लोनफ्रेम ऐसी मोबाइल ऐप है, जो कारोबारियों को लोन दिलाने में मोबाइल एग्रीगेटर की भूमिका निभा रही है। लोनफ्रेम कंपनी की शुरुआत अगस्‍त 2015 में सिंगापुर से हुई और मार्च 2016 में कंपनी ने भारत में शुरुआत की और अब एक महीने में 700 से 1000 करोड़ रुपए के लोन के लिए एप्‍लीकेशन कंपनी को मिल रही है। रोजाना 100 से 150 लोग लोनफ्रेम ऐप को डाउनलोड कर रहे हैं। ऐप को लेकर छोटे कारोबारियों में अधिक क्रेज हैं। लोनफ्रेम के को-फाउंडर ऋषि आर्य ने moneybhaskar ने बातचीत की। पेश है बातचीत के मुख्‍य अंश –

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Window Shopping For Small Business Loans Doesn’t Come Free

Window shopping is taken very seriously by some shoppers when they visit markets or malls. This isn’t surprising when it comes without any costs attached. Not so much when you are in the market for a loan for your small business. Each window you stop at ends up making you and your small business a little less credit worthy.

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Digital lending marketplace can help SMEs to get easier and cheaper loan | SME Times


Two of India’s biggest economic problems faced by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – one poor credit availability and second high cost of credit, can be solved through technology enabled SME lending marketplace, believes Shailesh Jacob the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Loan Frame.

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“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” – Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Optimising Your Small Business Loans With ‘Debt Consolidation’

The title quote could apply just as well to your loan book as it does to Rowling’s book! Habitually, borrowers have preferred to borrow from multiple sources, in multiple forms. A Term Loan from Bank ‘A’, a Working Capital Facility from Bank ‘B’, a Loan Against Property from NBFC ‘C’, an Overdraft from Bank ‘D’, and so on. The reasons for doing so are varied: changing needs over time that require additional borrowing, perception that distributing the lender base and type of loans increases borrowing ability, and a false hope that the true extent of leverage cannot be clearly assessed by a new lender.

Some of these reasons may have been valid in a pre-digitisation era and in a time when credit scores and records were not consolidated in one source. However, these perceived advantages have been rendered totally irrelevant now.

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The Post-Demonetisation Borrowing Landscape – Navigating the Changes

The crucial 50 day period following the demonetisation announcement is about to end. This period has been characterised by economic convulsions, adjustments, and apprehension about the future. The difficulties that businesses small and large have faced in this time are real and well known. However, the feelings of apprehension are as real for lenders as they are for borrowers.

Following demonetisation most lenders have gone into wait and watch mode as their risk appetite has gone down even as borrower risk profiles have gone up. According to RBI data , credit or loan growth for the fortnight that ended November 25 – the first reporting fortnight after demonetisation – declined to 6.6% from 7.9% on a year-on-year basis in the previous fortnight, i.e. before the demonetisation announcement. This is nearly half of the long period loan growth rate of 12.9% between 2012 and 2016. In the fortnight ended December 11 (the latest available), YOY growth dropped even further to 5.7%.

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