Anup Singh

Associate Partner

Anup Singh leads MSC’s Banking and Financial Services domain in Africa and is a key contributor to our research working group. With 11 years of experience, his expertise includes the formulation of strategic plans for banks and financial institutions, market research, scoping and segmentation, product, and process design, product planning and roll out, and training. Anup has consulted over 100 institutions including commercial banks and non-banking financial corporations across Africa and Asia. Anup has worked in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, Myanmar, China, and Papua New Guinea. He has also trained at the Boulder Institute of Microfinance on Product Development and Implementation for Financial Services. Prior to joining MSC, Anup worked as an Associate with the Centre for Microfinance, based in Chennai, where he advised financial institutions, such as Fullerton, Cashpor, and Spandana on the design and implementation of enterprise financing and value chain lending products. He also worked with agricultural finance and livelihood services providers such as BAIF, BILT to develop and re-engineer value chains. He is fluent in English and Hindi.

Posts by Anup Singh

Expanding access to finance for small businesses in India: A critique of the Mor Committee’s approach part 2. Why are the banks not financing small businesses?

The second part of the blog looks at the role of the banks, development finance institutions and NBFCs to examine why they haven’t come forward to meet this gap.

Structuring and Managing Agent Network – II

The Briefing Note # 136, reviewed agent networks managed by MNOs. This Note focuses on bank managed agent networks – either directly or by outsourcing to third parties.

Breaking the Barriers: Market Expansion through Individual Lending

This Note discusses the benefits of IL, the target clientele and challenges MFIs need to consider in developing the product.

Digital Credit- challenges and potential

This video gives market insights from Kenya: The number of people who have borrowed digital loans, the portfolio quality of these loans as well as the number of people negatively listed on the credit reference bureau

Overview of digital credit

This video gives an overview of the rapid growth in digital credit and focuses on the Kenyan landscape

Design Considerations for Credit Scorecard for MSME Financing

One of the major challenges faced by MSMEs is the lack of access to finance. Through this paper, we suggest a fresh approach by introducing simple but effective credit scorecard.

Winter is coming: Key lessons on digital transformation for financial institution

In this blog, we look at the “how” – the detailed steps for digital transformation.

Winter is coming: Digital disruption and its impact on the financial services industry

A convergence of technology with finance, which, in turn, resulted in the emergence of FinTechs, has been changing the very fundamental nature of the financial industry.