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  • Microfinance banks to lend for low-cost housing

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Wed­nesday said that it has facilitated microfinance banks to lend for low-cost housing and micro and small enterprises through amendments in prudential regulations...

    “Building on the measures taken in recent years to encourage financing to priority areas, the central bank has revised prudential regulations for microfinance banks (MFBs) to promote access to finance for low-cost housing and...

  • Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company launched

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC), a private-sector firm which aims to use public funding to invest commercially in people and businesses on lower incomes, was launched on Thursday by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar...

    The PMIC has been created by the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) and Karandaaz Pakistan — funded by UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) — and the KfW, a German...

  • Misery and microfinance

    JUST as 2016 was taking its first nascent breaths, news was released about the imminent establishment of the Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company...

    According to newspaper reports, this new institution would be set up in partnership with the UK Depart­ment of International Development, the German Development Bank and the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund...

  • Microfinance: cutting costs

    A microfinance ecosystem is evolving in Pakistan...

    “The trend is to opt for technological portals for processing, monitoring and efficiently managing microcredit programmes in banks and NBFIs”, an independent advisor involved at multiple related forums told Dawn...

  • Microfinance promise

    MICROFINANCE during the last century was seen as a panacea for poverty alleviation, but since then there has been greater understanding of it as one among a variety of tools to facilitate development and positively impact the lives of the poor...

    When compared to other South Asian countries access to finance in Pakistan is very low and close to Sub-Saharan Africa...

  • Microfinance: outreach and service quality

    THE MICROFINANCE sector is making its mark, but with penetration rate still low and distribution of micro credit uneven...

    5m, according to the latest stats of the Pakistan Microcredit Network (PMN), a platform of microfinance providers...

  • Microfinance investment company

    ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting on Monday at the Finance Division to review proposals for establishment of Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company...

    He said that according to estimates, Pakistan’s microfinancing needs will grow manifold by 2018 from the current Rs18 billion...

  • Tameer rebrands itself as Telenor Microfinance Bank

    KARACHI: Tameer Microfinance Bank has been rebranded as Telenor Microfinance Bank almost a year after its 100 per cent acquisition by the Telenor Group, a press release said...

    The bank, established in 2005, is best known for its joint venture with Telenor Pakistan for the launch of Pakistan’s first and now the largest branchless banking service Easypaisa, in 2009...

  • ‘Microfinance key to tackling poverty’

    ISLAMABAD: Finance Adviser Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Wednesday said the government was committed to increasing production capacity of microfinance sector to grab maximum benefits out of minimum resources...

    Addressing a two-day microfinance conference here, the adviser said that stable economy was pivotal for promotion of the sector, which has been made possible due to timely and effective measures by the government...

  • Microfinance’s potential rocky road

    Pakistan’s microfinance industry, which is already struggling to recover from the impacts of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, could face tougher times in the next six to 12 months should the increasing virus infections lead to fresh business disturbances in the country, squeezing the repayment capacity of the small borrowers further...

    The microfinance banks and institutions are already facing considerable difficulties in...

  • Microfinance borrowers cross 8m mark

    According to the latest data released by the Pakistan Microfinance Network — the national association for retail players in the microfinance industry — the gross loan portfolio of the entire sector amounted to Rs355...

    Had the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) not launched its debt relief scheme, small borrowers of the microfinance sector would have taken a hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic that intensified in March 2020 and continues to...

  • Number of microfinance borrowers soars to record 8.2m

    KARACHI: The number of active microfinance borrowers increased 20 per cent year-on-year to an all-time high of 8...

    According to the latest data released by the Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN) — the national association for retail players in the microfinance industry — as many as 161,318 customers joined the ranks of active borrowers in the third quarter of 2021, up 2pc from the preceding three-month period...

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