Small Customers, Big Market: Commercial Banks in Microfinance

  • Author(s): Malcolm Harper
  • Size: 160 mm × 240 mm
  • Pages: 320
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Weight: 580 gms
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179930663
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.625.00 / US $45.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 563.00 / US $41.00

Book Details

Copublished by ITDG Publishing, London and TERI, New Delhi, this book shows commercial bankers that they can profitably provide microfinance services to the poor. It illustrates, through the experience of particular banks, why banks have become involved and how they have made a success of their involvement.

The eighteen case studies, from all parts of the world, show that banks can earn good profits at the same time as serving the needs of people who previously lacked access to financial services.

The authors also demonstrate to foreign aid donors, policymakers, NGO staff and microfinance practitioners that it is often quicker, less expensive and more effective for microfinance services to be provided by commercial banks than by specialist microfinance institutions.

Table of Contents

    sqb.gif (828 bytes) Why should commercial banks be interested in microfinance?

     The Microbanking Division of Bank Rakyat Indonesia: a flagship of rural microfinance in Asia

     Mainstreaming Grameen banking in the Philippines

    The Bank of Khyber, Pakistan

     Wholesale microfinance:
    Sonali Bank, Bangladesh

     Microfinance through self-help groups –
    case study of Bank of India; Canara Bank, Alanganallur branch, Madurai district, Tamil Nadu, India; Oriental Bank of Commerce’s microfinance project, India  ICICI Bank, India

     Microfinance at Banque du Caire, Egypt

     Strategic partnerships in microfinance:
    the case of the Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe

     Equity Building Society’market-led approach to microfinance in Kenya

    the first commercial bank for microfinance in Benin

     Banco Solidario, Ecuador



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