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

Principles and Models of an Effective Credit Scoring Tool Design

In this video, MSC’s expert Anup Singh, Domain Leader for MSME financing, discusses the utility of credit scoring tool for standardised appraisal of prospective MSMEs for financing. He mentions about the key design considerations that the banks and financial institutions must keep in mind while developing credit scoring tool for MSMEs’ appraisal. He compares the […]

Sources of funding and support system for value chain finance: Lessons from Asia

This paper is based on the premise that the role of funding is paramount to achieve growth in the agricultural sector and thus help in poverty alleviation. The paper analyses the sources of funding and support systems for agricultural value chain finance in Asia and presents a comparative analyses of various approaches for financing.

Tapping the Underserved: Formal and Semi-Formal Financial Institution Partnerships

In this note, the authors explore the options for partnerships between formal financial institutions and MFIs, and how they can, together, contribute to the ultimate goal of financial inclusion.

Alternative Financing for Indian MFIs

This Focus Note analyses different forms of alternative financing, their advantages, disadvantages and feasibility issues with regard to implementation for Indian MFIs.

MFIs as Business Correspondents – To Be or Not to Be?

This IFN examines the viability of the business correspondents model for MFIs, based on field experiences in India.

Challenges of Introducing Micro and Small Enterprise Lending in India

This IFN discusses some of the key challenges faced by MFIs implementing individual lending(IL) model