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How to Lend to Small Businesses with Shachindra Nath of U GRO Capital

Co-Founder & Head of Business, Transfin.
Nov 4, 2020 9:18 AM 1 min read


MSMEs are the proverbial "backbone" of the Indian economy. This week, we delve into how the pandemic affected the sector - specifically, how it affected MSME lending.

Shachindra Nath looks at SMEs loans through a uniquely granular sectoral lens.

As Executive Chairman and MD of U GRO Capital - a listed SME lender with a loan book of c. INR850cr, Mr. Nath has been busy deploying his vision over the last three years to serve this challenging and grossly underpenetrated segment.

In today's chat he shares his thoughts on:

  • How to view SME lending/SME financing through U GRO's model  
  • The role of digital infrastructure in pricing risk
  • Information asymmetry: real or not?
  • Strengthening U GRO's footprint as a tech enabled lender vs a pure-play fintech operator

Happy listening!


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