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MSME stands for micro, small and medium enterprises, sometimes it is also shortened to SME for small and medium enterprises. But, in essence, MSME and SME Loans are the same and are offered to businesses that fall under these two categories. Mostly, these loans are given to startup owners, small business owners and women entrepreneurs on a short-term basis. The duration of MSME / SME loans varies from lender to lender. As MSME loans are unsecured MSME / SME Loans, there are some minimum eligibility requirements in order to reduce the risk for lenders.

Features of MSME Loan / SME Loan

  1. Ticket Value up to ₹ 2 Crore

    We have a flexible ticket size for MSME and SME Loans that starts at ₹ 50,000 and goes all the way up to ₹ 2 Crore. This makes Lendingkart business loans a veritable option for micro, small and medium enterprises.

  2. Apply for MSME / SME Loan Online

    We believe in fast track growth and therefore, we removed every process that slows down a loan approval. By taking MSME and SME loans online we have ensured same-day loan approvals with disbursals pending the verification of documents.

  3. MSME / SME Loan in 3 Days

    Online document submission also allows us to complete the verification process quickly. As there are no wait times between sending and receiving of documents, we are able to approve MSME / SME loan disbursals within 3 days of application.

  4. MSME / SME Loans without Collateral

    All business loans approved by Lendingkart are unsecured. Meaning, there is no requirement for collateral to get an MSME or SME loan from us. And so, no need to worry about asset security when getting a business loan.

  5. Best Interest Rates for MSME / SME Loans

    We use financial data analytics to calculate the best available interest rates for your enterprise. There is no manual intervention in the whole process and hence the rate you get is fair and as per your business’s ability to repay the MSME / SME Loan.

  6. Flexible Repayment Tenure

    Lendingkart’s MSME loans give you ample time and options to repay your business loan easily. Our loan tenures start at 1 month and go all the way up to 36 months. Additionally, you have the option to repay in monthly or bi-weekly instalments or EMIs. This allows you to repay your debt in sync with your account’s receivables.

  7. No Hidden Costs

    Lendingkart MSME loans do not have any hidden costs or fees. We only charge an upfront processing fee of 2-3% depending on your loan amount and that’s all. This allows you to get more value in your principal disbursal than with any other business loan product in the market.

  8. Zero Prepayment Charges

    All MSME and SME loans from Lendingkart come with zero prepayment fees. So, if you decide to settle your debt early, you can do so any time after the payment of the first EMI, without attracting any penalties or charges for early repayment in full.

Benefits of MSME Loan / SME Loans by Lendingkart

– Move quickly from planning to execution

Our superfast turnaround time means that you can take things from planning to execution within a matter of days instead of weeks or months. An MSME loan from Lendingkart allows you to get ahead in product marketing, boost production and expand your supply network in no time at all.

– Remain in control of your business

Our MSME / SME loans are unsecured, keeping your valuable assets protected in case there is a loan default. Similarly, we do not take control of your credit policy in return for investment, so that you remain in charge of your precious enterprise at all times.

– Manage your company capital better

Our MSME / SME loans can be used for a number of purposes. You can either use them to expand your operations by buying plant and machinery or opening at a new location, or you can use the loan for streamlining your working capital and general cash flow. Our MSME / SME loans help you in balancing your company capital through short-term investments that can be easily repaid.

– Raise your credibility in the market

With Lendingkart MSME / SME loans, you can give your business a much-needed boost and hence improve your profitability. This, in turn, will reflect in your books and create goodwill and credibility for your business in the market. Credit rating agencies will also take note of your improving prospects and raise your business’s credit rating accordingly, opening the way to increased investment and business finance.

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MSME / SME Loans Fees & Interest Rates

Customized Interest Rates15 to 27% *
Processing Fees2-3%
Loan Tenureup to 3 years
Pre-closure ChargesNil**
Eligibility Criteria> ₹ 90,000 turn over for 3 Months
Loan Amount₹ 50,000 – ₹ 2 crore
InstallmentsFlexible Monthly / Bi-weekly

*Based on the health of your business, revenues and annual turnover

**Pre-closures are only allowed after the first EMI is paid in full

Eligibility Criteria for MSME / SME Loans

  1. An established business that has been in operations for more than 6 months.
  2. A minimum turnover of ₹ 90,000 or more in the 3 months preceding your loan application.
  3. The business should not fall under blacklisted / excluded list for SBA finance.
  4. The physical location of your enterprises should not be in the negative location list.
  5. Trusts, NGOs and charitable institutions are not eligible for small business loans.

If you are not sure if your business falls under a restricted category or location, you can contact us to confirm your eligibility

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Documents Required for a MSME / SME Loans

 ProprietorshipPartnershipPvt. Ltd. / LLP / One Person Company
Bank statement (12 months)
Business registration proof
Proprietor(s) PAN Card Copy
Proprietor(s) Aadhar Card Copy
Partnership Deed Copy
Company PAN Card Copy

We accept any of the following as a Business registration proof

1)Business Registration Certificate 2)GST filing 3)Gumastadhara 4)Trade License 5)Drug License 6)TIN7)VAT registration

3 simple steps to your MSME / SME Loans

  1. Submit Application

    Simply enter your personal, business and financial info to receive a MSME / SME Loans offer.

  2. Upload Documents

    Upload digital copies of your documents in a single step process for verification.

  3. Get Sanctioned

    Receive your MSME / SME Loans approval and disbursal within 3 working days.

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Smart ways to use MSME / SME loans

Here are 5 smart ways you can utilize the funds of an MSME / SME loan.

  1. Inventory Management

    Inventory management is a critical part of a small business as its profits depend on the sale volumes. As many as 31% of the businesses applying for a small business loan use the funds to purchase inventory. Utilize the funds from your MSME loan to secure your inventory supply chain. Manage seasonal dips, replenish existing stock or buy new product samples for sale with an inventory loan for MSMEs.

  2. Purchasing Plant & Machinery

    A small business owner can use unsecured MSME loans to fund the purchase of new equipment. Since, investment in plant and machinery requires heavy funding, an MSME loan up to ₹ 1 Crore can be helpful in expanding your operations without straining the company capital fund.

  3. Working Capital Management

    A small business owner can use unsecured MSME loans to fund the purchase of new equipment. Since, investment in plant and machinery requires heavy funding, an MSME loan up to ₹ 1 Crore can be helpful in expanding your operations without straining the company capital fun.

  4. Consolidate your business debt

    One of the best advantages of short-term MSME loans is that they allow you to consolidate smaller debts and make them a single EMI. This not only reduces the strain on your monthly budget but also helps in aligning your debt repayment with your invoicing schedule. Moreover, by consolidating business debt, you may be able to reduce the amount that you are currently paying for sundry debts as now you have the option to expand the repayment schedule up to 12 months.

  5. Invest in Marketing

    Marketing helps in growing your business by expanding its outreach. There are two things that can be accomplished with an effective marketing strategy. One, reinforcing the trust and loyalty of existing customers in your brand. Two, acquiring new customers in existing or new markets. However, marketing is a costly affair and a comprehensive online and offline marketing campaign requires investment. An MSME / SME loan fund can give you the financial backing for running such a campaign.

Calculating an MSME / SME Loan EMI


Equated Monthly Instalments (EMIs) break down a loan into easily repayable financial units. Each unit contains a component of the principal amount and the accrued interest. Flexible EMI schedules offered by lenders like Lendingkart Finance help you in one of the two ways. 

Either you can repay your loan with ease by breaking it down in small monthly instalments. Or, you can speed up the repayment of your financial debt by opting for bi-weekly instalments, halving the repayment cycle. You can also avail refinance for the previously approved loan amount with Lendingkart’s auto-renewal option.

How to Calculate MSME / SME Loans EMI?

The MSME / SME Loans EMI calculation is done on the basis of a simple formula i.e.
E = P x r x (1+r)n/(1+r)n-1
‘E’ is the EMI
‘P’ represents the loan amount
‘r’ stands for the interest rate offered on a monthly basis
‘n’ is the duration of the loan
Our MSME / SME loan EMI calculator is a digital version of this formula, that allows you to calculate EMI amount through a web interface. The loan EMI calculator can help you understand the breakdown of interest and principal loan amount, thus, allowing you to decide the layout of your cash resource planning.

What to do and not to do when applying for an MSME loan online


  • Check your credit score before moving an application for MSME or SME loan. Most lenders rely on credit rating for preliminary loan approvals.
  • Get your documentation in order before starting the loan application process. For Lendingkart MSME loans, make sure that you have all the required documents in digital format as we do not accept physical copies at the time of application.
  • Prepare a business plan that specifies how you intend to use the loan funds and how much time it might take to generate positive returns from the investment. Every lender may not ask for it but it is good to have a business plan ready to assuage a lender’s concerns.
  • Assess your MSME loan requirements before applying. Try not to overestimate or underestimate your loan requirements as in both cases you will end up wasting time and money.


  • Do not apply with multiple lenders as it will reduce your credit score by several points. It also shows financial desperation on your part, which might put off potential lenders.
  • Do not delay your repayments for existing debts even if you are taking the MSME loan for debt consolidation. It has a negative impact on your credit score and financial goodwill.
  • Do not go for lenders who charge you an upfront fee. There are many fraudulent lenders in the online space who may ask for huge fees for approving your MSME loan application. A genuine lender like Lendingkart Finance will never ask you for an upfront fee and only charges a percentage upon disbursal of the loan.

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Crisil Estimates MSME Credit to Grow 16-18% In the Forthcoming Fiscal Year

Working effortlessly on a broad-based economic recovery and robust, sophisticated balance sheets, now the lenders can expect their credit to grow at 15% at the start of the next fiscal year. A report was published on Tuesday mentioning the credit growth of the current fiscal to be around 18% which seems quite a decadal high.

So far, the large lenders are observing corporations lining up with banks for funds. These funds are required for capital expenditure and working capital due to the demanding side of the economy getting better. Following are some crucial facts according to the reports printed:

  • The agency predicts credit growth to be attracted more by retail and MSME sectors, while corporate credit might see the larger contributor next fiscal.
  • The MSME segment is estimated to get a reasonable hike rate of 16-18% over this fiscal and 2023 as well.
  • While agriculture credit growth might hover around 10%, backed by fairly normal monsoons and harvest.
  • In Q2, SBI had the best corporate loan sales in terms of 20% growth, and most other lenders are private sector banks.
  • Bank credit is estimated to experience a growth of 15% per annum in the coming fiscal.
  • The agency clarified that Crisil’s forecast is viable on an awaiting 7% GDP growth seen in this fiscal.
  • They expect continual credit push from the infrastructure of government disbursement; greater working capital entails a high-inflation environment and few enhancements of debt capital market borrowings.
  • After a substantial equity infusion, state-run banks might see higher growth.
  • The state banks’ credit growth is reported at 12% over the 2021 fiscal year, which is still more scarce than the 17% expected for private banks.

A senior director at the agency, Krishnan Sitaraman, states that corporate credit having 45% of overall credit can fluctuate at a 2-year compounded annual growth rate of around 10-12% until March 2024.

Retail credit, consisting of 26% of the total advances, is estimated to rise the fastest at 17-19%, powered by home loans as the largest sub-segment rather than the increasing interest rates and real estate prices.

News Updated Date: 24th November 2022

Union Cabinet has increased the scheme outlay of ECLGS to Rs.5 lakh Crore

The Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme was launched in the pandemic situation to help the small enterprises struggling with the decreased economy. The main objective of this scheme is to provide 100 percent guarantee coverage to Banks and NBFCs and it will help them to extend the emergency credit facilities to MSMEs and Business Enterprises. This scheme has been later expanded to incorporate more sectors. 

Due to disruptions in hospitality, the outlay of ECLGS schemes has increased. The outlay of the scheme has been raised to Rs. 5 lakh crores from 4.5 lakh crore.

The additional amount of Rs.50,000 crore is especially for hospitality and related sectors. This amount will be helpful for the Business enterprises to meet their operational liabilities. 

The add-on Rs. 50,000 crores will provide reassurance for the lending institutions to give an additional amount at a low cost. The validity of the ECLGS Scheme along with the additional amount is extended up to March 31, 2023.

News Updated Date: 24th August 2022

MSMEs to now get CIBIL score from SIDBI

In a bid to boost the credit culture among MSMEs, the Small Industrial Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is planning to give a CIBIL score to all MSMEs registered with it. This would help in better credit payback, and ultimately improve their business operations.As per the Central Bank of India, it will be mandatory to have CIBIL Score for MSMEs from January onwards. And this is a big step towards bringing transparency and accountability in the Indian system. All MSMEs are required to register themselves with CIBIL and get Score by next year.

The scheme of making MSMEs open to micro crunch funding and providing a CIBIL score for them to avail funds from the SIDBI is now on. This move is expected to benefit around 80 lakh MSMEs

News Updated Date: 09th August 2022

New Apparel Park to Open Up in Lucknow’s Malihabad

In Lucknow’s Malihabad area, a new project will be taking place. It is called an apparel park that would assist in employment of about five lakh people, as per UP government;s MSME minister Rakesh Sachan. The plan has been given the seal of approval by Yogi Adityanath government. It has been reported that it will be one of the biggest projects yet with about 1000 acres of the area reserved for it. 

Moreover, it will come under the jurisdiction of the PM Mitra scheme and an allowance of ₹1000 crore will be given to it. The state capital will now have the opportunity to offer employment opportunities to the people.

News Updated Date: 26th July 2022

Growth in MSME loans for FY22 surpasses pre-Covid levels by 36%

The loan portfolio outstanding of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) rose to Rs 22.7 lakh crore in March 2022. There were 137.4 lakh active loans for the MSME sector, an increase of 7 per cent from March 2021.

Following are the trends before after pre-covid of MSME loans:

  1. Increase of 36 percent in March 2020
  2. 18 percent over March 2021
  3. For 181-360 days, PAR held steady at 0.3%
  4. PAR for 360 days past due improved from 2.5 percent in March 2021 to 2.2% by March 2022

Between FY20 and FY22, the market share of private banks increased from 33.6% to 69.8%. NBFCs and public banks saw their market share decline. PSU banks’ average ticket size in FY22 was 28.6 lakh, while foreign banks’ was 502.6 lakh.

News Updated Date: 1st July 20202

Since May 2020, Rs 77,000 Crore MSME Dues Cleared

Ever since the launch of the MSME portal, about 1.14 lakhs of applications have been received from micro and small enterprises. Now, so far since May 2020 and during the Covid, about Rs, 77,000 crore worth of MSME dues have been cleared. The data was shared by the MSME Minister Narayan Rane via Twitter. This comes in right after the Modi government completes 8 years in the office on May 30th. The information showcases the initiatives taken by the government. The said cleared dues are believed to be on-time payments to MSMEs, due to the fact that the minister refrained to mention the delayed payments made to MSMEs. 

Reportedly, at the Calcutta Chamber of Commerce in the May 2020 video conference, the former MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari mentioned about 5 lakh crores were owed to MSMEs and not cleared.

Updated Date: 22nd June 20202

15% growth to be seen in FY22 for the MSME sector, while NPA’s to continue at around 12%

The overall annual MSME NPA (Non-Performing Assets) increased from 8.6% in FY19 to 12.6% in FY21. As per prior calculations and reports, it is likely to remain around the same level this financial year as well. With the steady reopening of business as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, revenue growth is inevitable. The overdue demand has shifted ever since the start of this year, and also, the increase in prices due to inflation will impact the statistics. There is a rapid growth of loan prerequisites in banks at 8-10 percent compared to the 5-7 percent for NFBCs this year. The schemes like Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) and disbursements are said to expose the sector to more developments. Given that the third Covid wave hasn’t dampened the market.

News Updated Date: 27-05-2022

SIDBI’s 59-min loan scheme- a boon for fintech start-ups & micro-units

Online PSB Loans have announced that new fintech start-ups will get funds from SIDBI’s 59-minute in-principle loan approval scheme for MSMEs. 

Jinand Shah, Co-founder, and CEO of Online PSB Loans said that the strategic partnership would make lending easier. He added that earlier, getting funds for a start-up would take a lot of time. But with the new partnership, the start-up would just have to convince them to access funds. Banks will also leverage the portal to connect with these start-ups. 

Co-owned by SIDBI and other public sector banks, Online PSB Loans is willing to invest in young start-ups. Rs 50 crore investment from HDFC Holdings and Trans Union will also focus on creating awareness via marketing. 

With more than 21 partner banks, the portal has sanctioned 2,35,511 loans involving Rs 78,738 crore as of November 1, 2021, official data from the MSME Ministry. 

Renu Sud Karnad, Managing Director, HDFC Ltd on investment in Online PSB Loans, said that digitization would improve the customer experience while saving cost and time. 

This scheme, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will also explore micro-lending. Street vendors can get loans between Rs 1,000 and Rs 10,000. This partnership will improve credit disbursements for small businesses.

News Updated Date: 17-05-2022

The Number of Guaranteed Loans for MSMEs in FY22 Under ECLGS Dropped Significantly

Data from the National Credit Guarantee Trustee Company shows a sharp decrease in the number of guarantees issued to MSMEs under the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme. As of the end of February FY22, the drop is 76% under the said scheme. During the ongoing budget discussion, the Minister of State for Finance Bhagwat Karad shared that in May FY21, the number of loans guaranteed was 90.39 lakhs worth Rs 1.56 Lakh crore, while in FY22, the number recorded was 21.60 lakh worth Rs 54604 crore.

Most of the loans were guaranteed to the micro-enterprises. Ashok Saigal, Co-Chairman of the CII National MSME Council, stated that the data represents a rapid recovery among MSMEs. He also added that in FY22, 3.0 and 4.0 versions of the scheme automatically saw a drop that was launched to support the healthcare and hospitality sector.

News Updated Date: 05-04-2022

Rs. 500 Crores to Increase the Productivity of MSMEs in Pharmaceutical Departments

On Friday, the Department of Pharmacy, ministers of chemicals and fertilizers, has assigned Rs.500 crores for funding of the pharma bunches and MSMEs in this sector. In an attempt to cultivate their productivity and strengthen the industry’s infrastructure facilities, financial schemes are put in place by the ministry. Also, to make India one of the primary contributors in the pharmacy sector. This money is also put into the assistance of forming common services. With more upgrades in the production line of SMEs and MSMEs, the ministry hopes to meet the national and international regulatory standards required. This includes interest subvention and capital subsidy for loans to help in the growth. The ministry wants to focus on the rising demand, which brings to the point of increasing the division’s volume and quality of the products.

News Updated Date: 24-03-2022

Rs. 200 Crore MSME Technology Centre Revealed at Sindhudurg

In an attempt to boost the sales and popularity of small businesses, union MSME minister Narayan Rane reported the arrangement of Rs. 200 crores worth of MSME Technology centers at Sindhudurg, Maharashtra, on Friday. The two inaugural sessions focussed on how the ministry is helping in making an achievable benchmark to conquer in terms of exports, quality of products, and more by giving the best set-up. He also inducted the Konbac Sfurti Cluster, which helps small business artisans mainly deal with pottery, bee boxes, khadi, and agarbatti machines. Rupay card was also launched to help people with digital payments during the COVID-19 crisis. These recent developments have empowered small businesses lower economic classes to take up self-employment jobs. The importance of the various schemes like Udyam Registration for the MSME sector, this new initiative is said to boost sales.

Updated Date: 14-03-2022

RBI defers Non-Performing Assets till September 30, 2022; relief to NBFCs & MSMEs

In significant to the relief to the NBFCs, RBI has deferred implementation of the circular on the Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) until September 30, 2022. The relief came in after the central bank was briefed about the non-banking finance sector’s difficulties. The pandemic-induced lockdown has severely weakened the MSME sector in India. The banking regulator’s relief is expected to help MSMEs in India by not tagging the extended loans as NPAs, allowing businesses to seek further loans. 

When asked about his views on the decision, Raman Aggarwal, Director of Finance Industry Development Council (FIDC), asked about his thoughts on the decision, the RBI circular of classifying NPAs on a day-end basis would expose small borrowers to the risk of getting tagged as NPA. Also, the clause made small borrowers and MSMEs unable to earn money. He further added that FIDC induced the banking regulator to make separate clauses for banks and NBFC. Moreover, FIDC has proposed that RBI exempt the loan under Rs 2 crore.

Updated Date: 02-03-2022

Union Budget 2022: A Programme Worth Rs 6,000 Crore to Rate MSMEs

The Union Budget 2022 launched a program worth Rs 6,000 crore to rate the ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. The Rs 6,000 crore program for MSMEs will be rolled out in the coming five years, the Finance Minister said on Tuesday. The government is launching the program to improve competitiveness and productivity while providing access to formal sources of finance. The program is expected to help the government to revitalize the MSMEs that are heavily affected by the COVID crisis.

Post-COVID recovery for the MSME sector has been tough due to low-income flow. The program launched in Union Budget 2022 supports the increased flow of finance to the MSME sector. 

FM in her presentation of the Union Budget for 2022-23 announced a Desh Stack e-portal to facilitate digital infrastructure. The government will also promote startups for Drone Shakti.

Updated Date: 25-02-2022

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