MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise), loans are mostly offered to start-ups and small business owners.
In this intense moment of lockdowns, many startups and small businesses are incurring a huge loss, the government offered assistance by rolling out MSME loans for startups and small business owners. After this news, many startups and small business are working hard to get there business registered to this loan.
MSME loan is an unsecured loan defined by the Indian Government and RBI, that is provided by various financial firms to startups and small businesses on a short term basis.
You are eligible for this loan if,
Your business is involved in either of the two classes—the manufacturing or service sector.
For investments in the manufacturing sector:
- Micro – Less than Rs.25 lakh
- Small – More than Rs.25 lakh and less than Rs.5 crore
- Medium – More than Rs.5 crore and less than Rs.10 crore
For investments in the service sector:
- Micro – Less than Rs.10 lakh
- Small – More than Rs.10 lakh and less than Rs.2 crore
- Medium – More than Rs.2 crore and less than Rs.5 crore
Here's your complete guide to get your business registered to MSME
How to Apply for an MSME Loan?
There are two ways to get our business registered for an MSME loan. If the lender has an online facility, you can fill the form with the required details and submit the application via the website. Alternatively, you can visit the nearest branch and request them for an application form. You can ask them what the documentation requirements are.
- Identity proof (PAN card, Aadhaar card, Voter’s ID, passport, etc.)
- Residence proof
- Business address proof
- Balance sheets for the last three years
- Income tax returns
- Sales tax returns
- Projected balance sheets
- Project report
- Photocopies of title deeds/lease deeds offered as primary and collateral securities
Here’s some information you may be asked to include in your application form for an MSME loan:
- Application date
- Name of the enterprise
- Registered office address
- Address of the factory or shop
- If the enterprise belongs to SC/ ST/ OBC/Minority community
- Telephone number
- E-mail address
- Mobile number
- PAN Card number
- Constitution (proprietorship, partnership firm, private limited company, limited company, cooperative society)
- Date of establishment
- State where the business is located
- Branch where the business is located
- Name of proprietors or partners or directors along with their age, academic qualification, address, telephone number, and experience
- Existing activity
- Name of associate concerns and nature of the association
- Mention the existing credit facilities, if any
- List out the proposed credit facilities
Now two enterprises fall under the MSME category:
According to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006 enacted by the Government of India, the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) are categorized into 2 classes –
Manufacturing and Service Enterprise.
Based on this categorization, the micro, small, and medium enterprises are defined as given in the table below:
Enterprises Investment in plant & machinery
Micro Enterprises Does not exceed Rs.25 lakh
Small Enterprises Over Rs.25 lakh but lesser than Rs.5 crore
Medium Enterprises Over Rs.5 crore but lesser than Rs.10 crore
Enterprises Investment in plant & machinery
Micro Enterprises Does not exceed Rs.10 lakh
Small Enterprises Over Rs.10 lakh but lesser than Rs.2 crore
Medium Enterprises Over Rs.2 crore but lesser than Rs.5 crore
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FAQ About MSME
Do all banks offer MSME loans?
All private and public sector banks in India have objectives prescribed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for lending to the MSE sector. Under these guidelines, domestic stated commercial banks (except small finance banks and regional rural banks) and foreign banks with more than 20 branches will allocate 7.5% of their Adjusted Net Bank Credit (ANBC) or credit equal to the amount of off-balance sheet exposure, to the micro enterprises sector.
I am an MSME entrepreneur. Will banks extend any guidance to me besides offering me a loan?
Yes, entrepreneurs in the MSME sector can avail the listed services offered by banks:
- Financial literacy and consultancy support
- Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSEITs)
What happens if I fail to make the payment for my MSME loan on time?
In cases where the buyer is incapable to pay the supplier, he/she shall be liable to pay compound interest with monthly rests to the supplier on the amount from the appointed day or on the agreed day, at 3 times the bank rate declared by the RBI.
Are there any guidelines laid down by the RBI regarding interest rates on MSME loans?
Yes, RBI has advised all banks to rate the interest rates on MSME loans only regarding the base rate to enhance transparency in lending rates.
This was your complete guide about MSME, if you have any further query you can visit your nearest bank branch and inquire about MSME.