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The award recognizes a Micro –Finance Institution that has offered effective and efficient delivery of financial services to its client segment at scale. The Award is a recognition for entities in the microfinance space for their commitment in promoting good governance, customer protection principles and client-centric practices while delivering on the promise of financial inclusion.
Eligibility
Minimum of Gross Loan portfolio INR 100 Crores as per March 2020 Audited Financials.


Minimum three completed financial years of microfinance operations.
Deadline
September 25, 2020
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This award recognizes a Housing Finance Company lending in the affordable housing finance segment with a commitment to the development of the quality of life of underserved communities. The Award is a recognition for AHFCs for commitment to contribute to the cause of meeting the credit needs for housing for lower income sections of society.
Eligibility
NBFCs registered as Housing Finance Company (HFC) with the National Housing Bank (NHB)


Have part of the loan portfolio in the loan segment of less INR 20 lakhs.
Deadline
September 25, 2020
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The award recognizes an institution that exhibit customer centricity and innovation while achieving a reasonable scale of outreach and business viability while lending to micro and small enterprises. The Award is a recognition for NBFCs who have stated mandate and strong commitment of reaching the last mile enterprises and fulfilling the credit needs of the “missing middle”.
Eligibility
Minimum of Gross Loan portfolio INR 100 Crores as per March 2020 Audited Financials.


Minimum three years operations of Micro & Small Enterprise Lending Operations Completed
Deadline
September 25, 2020
TECHNICAL PARTNER
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This award will be presented to a SFBs that has showcased innovation and scale in their products, services and performed delivered on the promise of financial inclusion beyond the PSL mandate.
Eligibility
All SFBs are eligible to apply.
Deadline
September 25, 2020
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This award recognizes a company with cost efficient & scalable innovations solution in digital technology for delivery of various financial services to the underserved section of society. The Award is a recognition for financial technology led entities in the financial inclusion space for their ability to show tech-enabled scale while solving for a critical financial inclusion problem.
Eligibility
Fintech delivering financial services to rural and urban unbanked/last mile customers either directly or through a financial institution are eligible to apply.


The Company must have operations for at least 2 completed financial years (at least 24 months of operations by March 2020).


Financial products offered can include credit, savings, payments, insurance, pension, or other investment products.
Deadline
September 25, 2020
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The new category is announced to recognize and felicitate the contribution of financial institutions in supporting the drive for universal access to basic sanitation and safe drinking water. The Award seeks to celebrate efforts and leadership of Banks/NBFCs/MFIs towards ensuring flow of credit to fulfil financing gaps in drinking water and sanitation facilities for lower income segment in India.
Eligibility
Banks Public /Private Sector Banks.


NBFCs (Asset Finance, Loan Companies)


MFIs lending in WASH
Deadline
September 25, 2020
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This award recognizes a bank that has shown innovation in delivering on the priority sector lending obligations through products, processes or outreach strategies that help bring the unbanked into the fold of bank lending. The award seeks to felicitate banks which have deliberate strategies to cover customer segments that are financially excluded.
Eligibility
Public sector and private sector commercial Banks.
Deadline
September 25, 2020
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This award recognizes financial institutions with innovative approaches, product, process or solution while reaching to the last mile unbanked section. The award is intended to encourage institutions to adopt and practice innovations which promise efficiency and promotes inclusiveness to a large extent.
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The award recognizes innovations done by organizations to enable financial inclusion by providing policy support, ecosystem building and encouragement of best practices. These enablers may or may not be technology based solutions, but offer a service that makes delivery and processes of financial services accessible to the neglected segments.
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This category felicitates contribution of individuals who enable financial inclusion through leadership in promoting models that work at scale, policy advocacy, building an enabling ecosystem, fostering innovation, building institutional capacities, catalyzing large investments etc.
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This is a jury nominated category to honour luminaries and institutions credited with high level of contribution and impact in enhancing delivery of financial services to the poor, low income groups and the marginalized.
Awards Presentation Ceremony at New Delhi
Send completed nomination form in excel to :
ifiawards@accessassist.org
For queries contact, "The Secretariat - Inclusive Finance India Awards 2020"
Address: 22, Hauz Khas Village, Ground Floor, New Delhi - 110016,
Phone: +91 011 49050255