Microloans are short-range loans with small loan accounts that may be avail by startups, self-employed, small businesses, and micro-enterprises with lower capital needs. It is a kind of small finance offered to low-wage group families and micro-entrepreneurs who have small access to lending institutions.

Purpose and objectives of microloans

Microloans may utilize several businesses regarded as activities like maintaining cash flow, meeting working capital needs,  starting a new business, maintaining cash flow and managing day-to-day expenses, and debt consolidation.

  • To reinforce the SHGs (Self Help Groups) and utilize them for the economic growth of the nation.
  • To encourage socio-economic growth among under-banked and unbanked families.
  • To promote and support startups and female entrepreneurship throughout the nation.

Most popular Microloan providers

Bandhan Bank

                                                                Microloans – 2022

Interest rate

17.95% onwards

Loan amount

Min. Rs. 1,000 & Max. Rs. 25,000

Processing Fee


Repayment Tenure

Up to 12 months

Doorstep facility

Available, under Dedicated Doorstep Service Center (DSC)

Annapurna Microfinance

                                                             Group Loans – 2022

Interest rate

21.90% onwards

Loan amount

Min. Rs. 10,000 & Max. Rs. 80,000

Processing Fee

1% of the loan amount + GST

Repayment frequency

Weekly, Fortnightly or Monthly, as per the choice of the borrower

 BSS Microfinance

                                                                    Micro loans – 2022

Interest rate

25% onwards

Loan amount

Min. 12,000 & Max. Rs. 50,000

Processing Fee

1% of the loan amount on micro loans of amount above Rs. 25,000


Not required

 SKS Microfinance

                            Income Generation Loans (IGL) – Aarambh – 2022

Interest rate

23.55% onwards

Loan amount

Min. Rs. 7591 & Max. 11,610 for the 1st loan, next loan increase set is of Rs. 14,959 determined by credit history

Processing Fee

1% of the loan amount

How to apply?

To avail of the microloans, the applicant requires to simply visit the official site of the desired MFI and fill in the application form for the loan, then submit every needed certificate. After that, submit the form, and when the MFI is convinced with all submitted certificates, it will disburse the loan to the bank account of the applicants.

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