The partnership aims at leveraging technology to broaden financial inclusion across India
The partnership aims at leveraging technology to broaden financial inclusion across India

Home Credit, Karur Vysya Bank tie up for joint lending partnership

ANI | Updated: Oct 17, 2019 14:46 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct 17 (ANI): The India arm of Netherlands-based Home Credit Group has tied up with Karur Vysya Bank (KVB) for joint lending to tap the large unbanked customer base across the country.
"Joint lending is a successful and practical way of lending for non-banking finance companies. I am pleased that we have pioneered the same with a strong player like Karur Vysya Bank," said Anirban Majumder, Chief Financial Officer of Home Credit India.
Karur Vysya Bank is a 103-year-old scheduled commercial bank headquartered at Karur in Tamil Nadu. It has a total business of about Rs 1.1 lakh crore with a deposit base of Rs 60,000 crore and a loan book of Rs 50,000 crore.
Since its entry in 2012, Home Credit India has spread its operations over 179 cities across 20 states and emerged with the largest penetration in below Rs 10,000 category with a customer base of one crore.
The uniqueness of their partnership is in end-to-end automated processing by which a customer gets real-time approval and disbursement, both entities said in a joint statement.
With the objective of empowering customers, Home Credit India Finance is committed towards driving credit penetration and broadening financial inclusion through responsible lending in the country, they said.
Retail lending is witnessing robust growth in volumes and transactions across all portfolios due to the rising aspirations of Indian customers. Non-banking finance companies are also set to gain in these partnerships with lower costs of funding loans. Joint lending for unsecured loans is thus seen as a viable business growth proposition.