microlender

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Microlender

A person or bank that makes loans in small amounts. In the developing world, microlenders often make loans of only a few dollars to facilitate the start of small businesses. In this case, the interest can be a flat fee that does not compound. In the developed world, microlenders make loans of $5,000 to $25,000 and charge higher interest rates than they would for larger loans.

microlender

A company or organization that makes small loans to businesses that are generally unable to obtain financing from a regular source. Microlender loans often range from $5,000 to $25,000 at interest rates higher than those charged by commercial banks.
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The latest sector report by the Central Bank shows the bad loan book for micro lenders grew to Sh9.
Each of the new micro lenders received a licence and is being supervised by the OJK.
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Kim Vada, director general of banking supervision at the National Bank of Cambodia, welcomed the new entrant to the microfinance market, stressing this vital role micro lenders play in rural areas.
The Reserve Bank of India has shortlisted 10 micro lenders to set up small banks to advance loans primarily to the unbanked, small businesses and farmers, micro and small industries and unorganized sector entities which do not have access to finance from the larger banks.
Opening the door to micro lenders focused on rural and semi-urban areas is widely viewed as a move to encourage financial inclusion of a large unbanked segment while mobilising rural savings and making them available for local investments.
Shiimi said when people borrow money from financial institutions, including micro lenders, they should at least use this money for productive purposes such as investing in assets that will yield results that are beneficial to the economy and their financial positions.
With our web-based solution being used by micro lenders worldwide, we now want to target those who do not have access to stable Internet connectivity or have to work completely off line," Technical Director Sergey Fomin was quoted as saying.
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