Traditional lenders are pulling back in the short term as they wait to see the impact of de-monetization on their current portfolio and grapple with uncertainties in SME business performance and collateral prices. In the medium- and long-term, capital availability and lending will increase significantly as lenders get better visibility on business performance and more business transactions are recorded digitally.
– Shailesh Jacob
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Gurgaon-based fintech startup Loan Frame Technologies Pte Ltd has raised $2.25 million (Rs 15.3 crore) in seed investment led by Vedanta Capital, a top company executive told Techcircle.
Other investors who participated in the round include William Campbell, former chairman of Chase Card Services, and Toos N Daruvala, co-CEO of MIO Partners, Inc., McKinsey Investment Office.
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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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