CIBIL: MSME loans of about Rs 2,32,000 crore at risk of defaulting

Loans worth Rs 2,32,000 crore of micro, small and medium enterprises are at a higher risk of becoming non-performing assets.

   
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TransUnion Cibil has said that loans worth Rs 2,32,000 crore of micro, small and medium enterprises are at a higher risk of becoming non-performing assets (NPAs).

As per Cibil’s report, the NPA rate for MSMEs has increased continuously over last few years to reach 12.6 per cent as of December 2019.

The report quoted, “the number of MSMEs falling in the highest risk bracket of CMR-7 to CMR-10 has outstanding credit balances of Rs 232,000 crore, which is at a higher risk of going into NPA.” Out of these, the micro vertical (aggregate credit exposure of less than Rs 10 lakh) is in the highest risk bracket of CMR-7 to CMR-10 comprises credit outstanding of Rs 13,600 crore.

The TransUnion CIBIL MD and CEO Rajesh Kumar has said that the coronavirus poses new challenges to businesses, especially for micro enterprises and that they are committed to working closely with banks and credit institutions to support them on adjusting their MSME lending policy decisions.