Micro Finace Company

Register Micro Finance (Credit) Company India

Rs. 26,600/- (inclusive of all taxes & fees)

Important Points

- Micro finance in 25 to 30 days with License.

- Micro finance registration via section 8 Company.

- RBI Approval not required.

Micro Finance Company

Know what is Micro finance Company and how it is registered.

What is a Micro Finance Company?

A Micro finance Company which is also commonly known as Micro credit organization deals in small loan which is less than Rs.50,000 to various household, small businesses who do not have access to formal banking channels or eligibility for loans.

How to register micro finance Company in India?

There are two option by which micro finance can be registered in India one is through NBFC and another through Section 8 company. NBFC require 5 crore capital but section 8 does not require any minimum capital. Here is the process:

  • Prepare DSC and file Name Approval: The first step is to prepare DSC and DIN. This takes sometime one to two days. Thereafter, you need to file for name approval. The name should be unique and should end with words like foundation, sanstha etc.
  • File for License: After applying for DSC and DIN, the next step is to file for Name Approval. One can file for Name approval under Form INC 1 or one can file with incorporation under Spice Form.
  • File for Incorporation: After getting the license, we need to file for incorporation and once company is incorporated, you can start the micro finance business in India. However, please remember that you cannot take any deposit under section 8.

Documents Required for Micro Finance Company Registration

For Directors/Shareholders:-
  • Copy of PAN Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Address Proof (Bank Statement, Mobile bill, Telephone bill)
  • Passport Size Photo
For Registered Office:-
  • Ownership Proof (Electricity bill etc)
  • Utility Bill (Gas bill, Electricity bill)
  • NOC (Download format)

Micro Finance Company Registration Process

Micro finance company registration process requires you to comply with the RBI guidelines which are prescribed for NBFC companies. But you don’t require minimum capital of Rs.5 crore, RBI registration and provisioning requirements.

  • Step 1 - Prepare DSC. DIN & Name approval: The first step is to file for DSC, DIN and name approval. The name should be unique under which one word reflect your brand. Further, maximum 6 names can be filed at one time.
  • Step 2 - Apply for License: The second and the most important part is to get license from the government to do the social work in India. This is done through e-form no.12 with proper application and attachments.
  • Step 3 -File for incorporation:The third step is to file the incorporation along with all necessary documents.The form is attached with all the important attachments like MOA, AOA, declarations etc.

Time & Cost for Micro Finance Company Registration

The Total Cost Breakup




.Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) 2 1,898
.Director Identification Number (DIN) 2 1,000
.Name Approval 1 1,000
.RD Approval Fees - 1800
.MOA, AOA and Incorporation Fee - 6,000
.PAN and Tan Application - 180
.Professional Fee (Inclusive of Taxes) - 14,722

Total Cost to Register Micro Finance Company in India 26,600

Note: Stamp duty Extra for States: Punjab, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh.

  • Mandatory Requirements for Micro Finance Company

There are basically two ways to register Micro Finance Institution (MFI). One way is to form a company and then apply to RBI for approval. The minimum requirements for Micro finance company is 5 crore net owned fund and strong profiles of promoters. The second way is to register a section 8 company (earlier section 25 company) & apply for central government licenses features of which are as follows:

  • Maximum Rs.50,000 can be given for business purpose and Rs.125,000 for residential dwelling.
  • No minimum net owned fund requirement. You an decide on your own
  • No RBI approval is required since RBI has exempted this company from registration and some other conditions.
  • Acceptance of Deposits under Micro Finance Company

    Deposits are not allowed to be accepted under section 8 company. Further, the company has to invest their own funds and start your micro finance business. Further, company may also raise funding by way of donations.

    Even if you are planning to register a NBFC company and willing to invest Rs.5 Cr into the business, then also deposits are not allowed to be taken. As per the RBI procedure, first you need to register a NBFC non deposit taking company and thereafter apply for deposit taking status from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

    Therefore, it advised if you planning to register your own NBFC, first start with section 8 company, test your skills and then move forward.

    Micro credit Loans under Micro Finance Company

    Loans under micro finance companies are not very complex. Mostly unsecured loans are provided and against monthly repayments or weekly repayments. Interest are charged mostly in the range of 20 to 26%. Further following points are also important which are as follows:

    • NBFC can charge differential rate of interest to its customers but variance should not be more than 4%.
    • The interest on loan to be charged on reducing balance method.
    • Micro finance companies to display in all the offices or literature, the effective rate of interest.
    • Companies should issue a loan card to each member stating interest rate, all other terms & conditions.
    • Loans are also given in a self help groups (SHG) and other link programs.
    • If no repayment is received within 90 days, then the same shall be treated as non performing asset, however provisioning norms are not applicable to section 8 company.

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