Boat owners rely on the local network of agents who advance them the fuel or supplies they need against the expected catch.
In parts of Madhya Pradesh, some banks seem intent on driving the poor to the moneylenders by turning banking into a backbreaking ordeal.
Loans are issued only after meticulously screening clients and taking approval from their guarantors.
Local businesses in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar division, affected by left-wing extremism, find it difficult to do transactions via banks or internet banking.
Unless cab aggregators take immediate steps to hike their earnings and improve driving conditions, cutting the cord may be the only way out for these drivers
Vendors unable to avail bank loans in absence of ID cards to be issued by BBMP
A bank account subtly shifts the balance of power in the family towards the woman.
Banks in Punjab's Malwa region have come under pressure from the state government to go easy on farmers who are unable to service their loans
With RBI directing banks to open more brick and mortar branches at village level, Haryana government has been way short of its target
The MUDRA scheme, launched under PMMY in 2015, provides low-interest loans to micro-finance institutions (MFIs) and non-banking financial institutions
A large proportion of farmers in Punjab relies on borrowing from big farmers as it does not involve paperwork required when applying for loans from banks
Banking system is incomprehensible and quite inaccessible for many of the urban poor. The most important service they need from banks is money- transfer
Shivalik Mercantile has 25 branches in Uttar Pradesh and in several states across the country. The RBI has certified Shivalik as a multi-state cooperative bank.
India and Pakistan's inability to maintain peace along their disputed border has wreaked havoc on the livelihoods of villagers living along the border.