Incorporated in June 2017, Fincare Small Finance Bank Limited (‘Fincare SFB’) has its Registered Office at Ahmedabad, India, and Corporate Office at Bangalore, India. Fincare SFB, has been formed from the conversion of Disha Microfin Limited (‘Disha Microfin’), an NBFC-MFI. Disha Microfin was one among the 10 recipients of the ‘in-principle’ approval from the Reserve Bank of India (‘RBI’) in September 2015 to set up a Small Finance Bank with the objective of furthering financial inclusion under the “Guidelines for Licensing of Small Finance Banks in the private sector” issued in November 2014. In May 2017, Disha Microfin received the license from the RBI under Section 22 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 to carry on the Small Finance Bank business in India after complying with the requirements stipulated by the RBI.
Fincare SFB commenced its banking operations on 21st July 2017.
As an NBFC-MFI, Disha Microfin has been a provider of doorstep financial services to low income households and micro-entrepreneurs across Rural and Semi Urban India. The product basket comprised of unsecured micro individual loans and Secured Loans against Property as well as Loans against Gold. As of 31st March 2017, Disha Microfin had an AUM of Rs. 1314 crore and served over 9 lakh customers from more than 200 microfinance offices across Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Puducherry.
With a vision to provide a lifetime of social, economic and human progress to base of pyramid clients, Disha Microfin has been an admired player in the sector. A rural first strategy, technology enabled processes, best-in-class management team, values based culture, win-win partnerships and focus on delivery of results, have enabled Disha Microfin to contribute to the financial inclusion landscape of the country in a meaningful way.
With the conversion to a Small Finance Bank, Disha Microfin, now Fincare SFB, is all set to usher in a ‘rurban’ revolution in the broader financial services sector.
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