Flash Report October 2017
  • SHG

  • Gross Loan Portfolio(Rs.Cr): 754.12
  • Active Groups: 43,688
  • Active Borrowers: 3,40,398
  • Branches: 145
  • JLG

  • Gross Loan Portfolio(Rs.Cr): 84.24
  • Active Groups: 12,463
  • Active Borrowers: 57,603
  • Branches: 59
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Belstar Investment and Finance Private Limited (BIFPL) was incorporated in January 1988 at Bangalore and being a Non- Banking Finance Company, the Company was registered with the RBI in March 2001. The Company has been reclassified as "NBFC-MFI" by RBI effective 11th December 2013.

BIFPL was acquired by the Hand in Hand group in September 2008 to provide scalable microfinance services to entrepreneurs nurtured by the Hand in Hand India (HIH) Self Help Group (SHG) program. It aims to provide financial assistance to more than 0.3 million borrowers within the next 5 years and intends to use its synergy with the activities of the Hand in Hand group to create 5 million jobs by end of 2020. BIFPL started its micro lending operations in a small way in one district in Tamil Nadu and two districts in Karnataka in April 2009.

In the first five years of its operations post acquisition by HIH, BIFPL primarily relied on taking over the existing groups formed by Hand in Hand India (HIH). BIFPL now follows both the SHG as well as the JLG model of lending. Recently Muthoot Finance Limited a listed company and the largest gold financing Company has made a strategic Equity Investment of Rs 40 Crore in the Company in the month of July 2016 and also acquired all the stake from the foreign Investors.

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