The microfinance sector provides capital access to the society’s underserved segment. In India, this sector is growing significantly. However, the existing underwriting model follows the conventional method of credit score, which rules out a huge segment with zero or thin-file credit. Alternate data is required to meet this segment’s credit needs. Listen to our podcast to understand how Microfinance.AI uses this unserved segment’s digital footprint and provides them with capital access.
Bangladesh – the basket case that taught microfinance to the world
As Bangladesh celebrates 50 years of independence, we look back at one of its greatest gifts to the world—microfinance. This blog highlights the role of Bangladesh’s four pioneering institutions—Grameen Bank, BRAC, ASA, and BURO Bangladesh—in the origin of microfinance and its local popularization, global adaptation, business model optimization, and product innovation.
The use of credit is an essential part of how low-income households manage to smooth their consumption in the face of “double-whammy” combinations of income and expenditure shocks. The big push for microcredit in the past decade has led to an abundance of microfinance providers and other providers that offer standardized products.