Abhay Pareek

Posts by Abhay Pareek

Upscaling MFIs into MSME Financing

A larger number of microfinance institutions across the globe have realised the business potential of MSME financing. As the next big strategic move many of these MFIs plan to upscale to MSME financing. However, this strategic shift is filled with numerous challenges. This video talks about these challenges in preview of key business parameters of […]

Expanding access to finance for small businesses in India: A critique of the Mor Committee’s approach part 3. Assessing access to finance for small businesses?

Critically reviewing the Mor Committee report, this concluding blog looks at the ways of measuring access to finance for small businesses.

Expanding access to finance for small businesses in India: A critique of the Mor Committee’s approach part 1. Background and the supply gap

This three-part blog dissects and examines the Mor Committee report and critically reviews it with respect to enhancing access to financial services for small businesses in India.

Rebuilding a Bank – Case Study of OK Bank

The briefing note is a case study of OK Bank, a thrift bank in the Philippines, which is on its way to create a silent but effective turn-around story.

Integration and interoperability of financial services – Good for the poor, great for banks and governments

There has been a growing debate on whether greater integration and interoperability of banking and other financial services provided through the ANMs/BCNMs is a prerequisite for greater acceptance and adoption of the BC model by the consumers. MicroSave conducted a comprehensive research study on the need for integration and interoperability of financial services for the […]

Banks: The Preferred Remittance Services

This Note discusses the features of two agent-based remittance models introduced by banks

Remittances: The Evolving Competitive Environment

This Policy Brief examines the various facets of remittance product offerings, highlights some important aspects and issues around the different remittance models.

Designing and implementing agent networks

This paper consolidates the views of different stakeholders involved in e/m-banking on the aspects related to ‘Agent Network Management’ – a critical piece of the puzzle that many have ignored, unfortunately, at their peril.