Collateral free loans, in general, imply any loan that is disbursed without a supporting collateral or security to limit the lender’s exposure to risk. A special type of collateral free loan scheme is available in India under the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust Scheme for Micro & Small Enterprises (CGTMSE). Under this scheme, the micro and small enterprises (MSEs) are eligible for collateral free loans up to Rs.1. crore in value.
The CGTMSE scheme had been introduced as a propellant to the lagging MSE industry in India. The biggest problem faced by these enterprises has been a lack of funding, resulting in limited opportunities for growth, working capital needs or scaling. Most MSEs typically start out with a service or product that may not earn revenue in the near future. To ensure that these enterprises stay above water and can manage to sustain the business through cheap financing, the govt. had released the CGTMSE scheme.
These loans are packed with features, such as:
Collateral free loans are highly beneficial for people who don’t have collaterals to show against a loan. Major benefits include:
There are few requirements for availing these loans, such as:
Collateral free loans can be availed from major banks in India including but not limited to: