Demonetisation hits small loans as sectoral growth more than halves
ICRA said, "The Indian micro loan sector with a size of around Rs 1.7 lakh crore as on March 31, 2017, has grown at a healthy compounded annual growth rate of 32% during FY2013-2016. Of this NBFC-MFIs, Small Finance Banks (SFBs) and Banks (excluding the SHG Bank linkage programme) had grown at a much faster pace of 57%. However, the growth trajectory for NBFC-MFIs/SFBs and banks changed post-demonetisation with the portfolio growth slowing down from 72% in FY2016 to 29% in FY2017."
Demonetisation hits small loans as sectoral growth more than halves. Pic: Reuters