Anup Singh

Associate Director

Anup leads MSC’s Banking and Financial Services domain in Africa and is a key contributor to our research working group.

Anup Singh leads MSC’s Banking and Financial Services domain in Africa and is a key contributor to our research working group. With 11 years of experience, his expertise includes the formulation of strategic plans for banks and financial institutions, market research, scoping and segmentation, product, and process design, product planning and roll-out, and training. Anup has consulted over 100 institutions including commercial banks and non-banking financial corporations across Africa and Asia. He has also trained at the Boulder Institute of Microfinance on Product Development and Implementation for Financial Services. Before joining MSC, Anup worked as an Associate with the Centre for Microfinance based in Chennai, where he advised financial institutions on the design and implementation of enterprise financing and value chain lending products. He also worked with agricultural finance and livelihood services providers  to develop and re-engineer value chains.

Posts by Anup Singh

Small Finance Banks – Is there an Opportunity for MFIs/NBFCs?

First in the series of publications on Small Finance Banks, this note explores the possibilities for MFIs and NBFCs as intending to graduate to SFBs.

Insurance Product for Contractual MSE Workers of India – Behavioural Insights

This note details the behavioural research process and, culminates into conceptualisation of a low fidelity product concept designed using user centred design approaches.

Insurance for Contractual Workers of Micro and Small Enterprises in India – A Conscience Call

In terms of access to formal risk protection measures, contractual workers employed at MSEs in India this note creates background for the next note of this series.

Behavioural Insights in Insurance

This note takes an alternative view from the conventional wisdom of expected utility and optimum deductible in insurance. It highlights explanations for insurance purchase and use decisions through behavioural economics.

Expanding access to finance for small businesses in India: A critique of the Mor Committee’s approach part 3. Assessing access to finance for small businesses?

Critically reviewing the Mor Committee report, this concluding blog looks at the ways of measuring access to finance for small businesses.

Expanding access to finance for small businesses in India: A critique of the Mor Committee’s approach part 1. Background and the supply gap

This three-part blog dissects and examines the Mor Committee report and critically reviews it with respect to enhancing access to financial services for small businesses in India.

Expanding access to finance for small businesses in India: A critique of the Mor Committee’s approach part 2. Why are the banks not financing small businesses?

The second part of the blog looks at the role of the banks, development finance institutions and NBFCs to examine why they haven’t come forward to meet this gap.

Building Operational Excellence as a Core Differentiator

The briefing note is a case study on operational excellence path adopted by a microfinance-oriented thrift bank in the Philippines.