Lockdown, Microfinance Institutions Apprehensive for Growth, likely to Shelve Expansion Plans

The first quarter will certainly get affected as collections will fall in April and May because many borrowers will opt for the moratorium package.

Source: The New Indian Express

KOLKATA: The microfinance institutions (MFIs), which are currently feeling the pinch of the coronavirus pandemic with their operations being suspended during the nationwide lockdown, are concerned about the near- term growth of the industry, officials said on Monday.

The MFIs will concentrate more on protecting their existing portfolios, once the lockdown will be lifted, and many of them may shelve their expansion plans for the time being, a self-regulatory organisation of the sector, Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN) chairperson Manoj Kumar Nambiar said.

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