Microfinance banks and MFIs generally venture in to SME financing without understanding the model and common pitfalls, which might result in losing the portfolio. In this episode, MSC’s Specialist, Venkata N. A., discusses the common pitfalls of SME financing. In his words “SME financing is completely different from Joint Liability Group model of lending. It […]
Product Development: Reasons why MFIs Fail to Focus on It
In this video MSC expert Anant Jayant Natu talks about the inherent constraints in the operational context of microfinance institutions (MFI) that limit the possibility of a rigorous focus on product development. He also touches upon some factors that can drive the product development process in spite of these constraints. The intangible nature of financial […]
Potential for Leasing Products: Asset Financing for Micro – & Small Businesses in Tanzania and Uganda
This study explores the potential for the development of products specifically targeted towards asset finance in the micro and small enterprise (MSE) sector in East Africa. It also assesses the demand for and supply of leasing services in East Africa.