RBI awards 'in-principle' sanction of Small Finance Bank license to Utkarsh
(Source : RBI Press Release : 2015-2016/693 dated Sep 16, 2015)

* ICRA upgraded the grading of Utkarsh to M1 (from M2+) indicating company's ability to manage its microfinance activities in a sustainable manner is the highest.

* CARE has assigned A- rating for company's NCD rating.


Utkarsh Micro Finance Private Limited is registered with Reserve Bank of India as Non Banking Finance Company-MFI (NBFC-MFI). Its registered office and corporate office is in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh). It is started to provide financial and non financial services in its area of operations to the unbanked population who have the skill but are in need of capital. Initially it had started with credit under Joint Liability structure and insurance, but subsequently it started Micro Enterprises Loan and Micro Pension. It also collaborated with Samutkarsh Welfare Society -a section 25 company- to provide Vocational Training and Market Linkages, Green Energy (solar) Initiatives, Health Initiatives and Financial Awareness training. It is committed to provide more products & services to bring transformation in the lives of underprivileged.

  Our reach as on December 31, 2015
Group lending
No. of Branches 306
Members 920,473
Active Loan client 864,108
Total Disbursement ( ₹ in Mn) 28,001.00
Portfolio outstanding ( ₹ in Mn) 10,554.0
Micro Enterprises Loan
No. of Branches 20
Active Loan client 11647
Total Disbursement ( ₹ in Mn) 1011.25
Portfolio outstanding ( ₹ in Mn) 672.43
Housing Loan
No. of Branches 2
Active Loan client 52
Total Disbursement ( ₹ in Mn) 12.2
Portfolio outstanding ( ₹ in Mn) 12.1
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