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MFIN Launches India’s First Financial Literacy App for Microfinancing

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Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), a self-regulatory organisation and industry association of the microfinance industry in India, launched a financial literacy mobile app for microfinance clients.

The launch witnessed the presence of Ms Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament along with Mr. Manoj Mittal, Deputy Managing Editor, SIDBI and marked the inauguration of the two-day conclave. ‘Microfinance in Asia – A Mosaic’ is India’s first bespoke international conclave focused on microfinance.

Speaking at the launch Ms Ratna Vishwanathan, CEO, MFIN said, “Microfinance has played an important role in providing access to easy finance to underbanked and unbanked population from low income households in the country. While micro credit has contributed in improving microfinance beneficiaries’, especially women’s, financial and social status, it is also crucial that they are aware of their rights and importance of practicing responsible borrowing. Improving financial literacy in this segment is absolutely necessary to avoid the danger of over indebtedness.
Keeping this in mind, we are launching a multi lingual financial literacy app which will act as a guide and ready reckoner for them.”

The financial literacy app has been released on Android platform and will be available in six languages including Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and English. It is aimed to help them in understanding dynamics involved in microfinance including credit history, interest rates, repayment cycles and their rights as a borrower.

For more on this story visit the following link: MFIN Launches India’s First Financial Literacy App for Microfinancing

Source: BW Disrupt

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