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Aye finance raises funds through loan pooling to Hinduja

Aye finance raises funds through loan pooling to Hinduja

New Delhi, July 12, 2017:  Aye Finance, the Gurgaon based NBFC that delivers affordable loans to the Indian micro and small enterprises, has raised funds by selling a part of its loan portfolio to Hinduja Leyland Finance.  Aye Finance’s loans form part of an Rs 107 crore loan pool, collectively contributed by 7 other firms. This loan pool is partially guaranteed by IFMR Capital.

 Aye has been on a rapid expansion spree and with these funds, it will be able to offer a line of credit to a larger number of micro and small scale businesses which have been locked out of the financial system and enable their financial inclusion.

Founded in the year 2014 by Mr. Sanjay Sharma and Mr. Vikram Jetley, Aye Finance prides itself in making the last-mile connect with small and medium sized business owners through its 63 branches spread across 10 Indian states. It provides financial solutions for both working capital and fixed capital requirements.  

Speaking at the development, Mr. Sanjay Sharma, Co-founder and Managing Director, Aye Finance said, “We will be raising over INR 300 Crore to meet our disbursal target for this financial year. And to ensure that we procure these funds at competitive rates, we will be diversifying our sources of funds.  Pooling of loans is a very economical method of raising debt and these additional funds will allow us to offer financial products to the bottom of the pyramid businesses at affordable rates. This association with Hinduja Leyland Finance and IFMR is a very positive milestone for us and we look forward to strengthening this relationship further in the future.”  

Aye Finance has recently been in news for raising debt from India’s largest PSU Bank, SBI and a leading global impact investment manager, Blue Orchard. Last year it raised Series B round of funding from global non-profit and financial inclusion pioneer Accion, SAIF Partners and LGT Impact ventures.

The 8 NBFCs contributing towards pooling the loan amount hail from diverse backgrounds, including micro-finance, small business loans, commercial vehicle loans and more.