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01Apr
2022
Arohan announces a revised lending rate W.E.F April 1, 2022, in line with the new RBI Regulations Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a revised lending rate of 24% on its flagship Saral and Product loans with effect from April 1, 2022. The change is effective for Arohan's entire bucket of Saral loans along with the suite of product loans that benefit nearly 2 million customers. read more
18Feb
2022
Arohan announces a revised lending rate W.E.F February 18, 2022 Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a revised lending rate of 20.21% on its flagship Saral and Product loans with effect from February 18, 2022. The change is effective for Aroha read more
04Jan
2022
Leegality partners with Arohan Financial Services on its digitization journey In an article published by Express Computer, wrote about the Leegality’s partnership with Arohan Financial Services on its digitization journey. read more
01Jan
2022
Arohan announces a reduced lending rate W.E.F January 1, 2022 Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a reduced lending rate of 19.99% for its flagship Saral and Product loans with effect from January 1, 2022. The change is read more
19Dec
2021
Top 10 Most Promising Microfinance Companies in India 2022 In an article published on Inventia, journalist Ashlyn Joy wrote about the Top 10 Most Promising Microfinance Companies in India 2022, Arohan was listed among them. read more
19Dec
2021
MFIN to launch natural catastrophe insurance cover for micro borrowers In an article published on Business Standard, journalist Manojit Saha wrote about the Natural Catastrophe insurance product that the Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), our Self-R read more
28Nov
2021
The Financial Express published an article featuring Mr. Manoj Nambiar, Managing Director, on the Assam Government's roll out of the Microfinance Relief Scheme. In the month of November 2021, the Financial Express published an article featuring Mr. Manoj Nambiar, Managing Director, Arohan Financial Services Limited, on the Assam Government's roll out of the Microfinance Relief Scheme. read more
11Oct
2021
Interview of Managing Director with Navbharat Times Arohan Financial Services gets featured in a story titled, ‘Microfinance sector returns to growth track’ by Navbharat through an exclusive interview of Mr. Manoj Nambiar, Managing Director of Arohan. The interview has been published in the print version, as well as released t read more
20Sep
2021
Arohan Financial looks to expand its footprint in newer markets - A Hindu Business Line coverage Hindu Business Line features Arohan Financial Services Limited, part of the Aavishkaar Group in an article that talks about the Company’s expansion plans, and digitalisation of p read more
29Aug
2021
Arohan Financial Services gets featured on Money 9 Arohan Financial Services gets featured on Money 9, part of the TV9 Network, on August 30, 2021 through an exclusive interview of Mr. Manoj Nambiar, Managing Director of Arohan. "Today in 2021, not only our entire customer lifecycle, but various support functions are also completel read more
20Aug
2021
Manoj Nambiar, Managing Director of Arohan in an exclusive interview with IIFL Securities An exclusive interview of Mr Manoj Nambiar, Managing Director or Arohan Financial Services Limited, part of the Aavishkaar Group, has been featured by India Infoline News Service in read more
12Aug
2021
Arohan announces a revised lending rate W.E.F August 12, 2021 Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a lending rate revision of 20.09% for its flagship Saral and Product loans with effect from August 12, 2021. The chan read more
01July
2021
Arohan announces a revised lending rate W.E.F July 1, 2021 Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a lending rate revision of 19.91% for its flagship Saral and Product loans with effect from July 1, 2021. This is a decrease from the previous lending rate of 20.01%. The change is effective for Arohan’s entire bu read more
19May
2021
Ascent Unstoppable – Arohan Financial Services profiled in Business India Arohan Financial Services Limited has been featured in Business India Magazine’s May 17th edition in a story titled ‘Ascent Unstoppable’. “Arohan looks to break own records, as the country’s financial inclusion story unfolds with rapid speed,” quotes the article. The story read more
08May
2021
PeopleStrong confers Arohan Financial with NCOW Award One of the leading NBFC-MFIs, Arohan Financial Services was conferred the New Code of Work Awards 2021 in Large Enterprise Category by PeopleStrong for making a transformative shi read more
29Apr
2021
Arvind Murarka, Panelist at BFSI Technology Conclave 2021: How emerging financial services players are redefining the future of the BFSI sector One of the leading NBFC-MFIs in India, Arohan Financial Services Limited (“Arohan Financial Services”) gets Great Place to Work-Certified™ [twice in a row] by the Great Place read more
24Apr
2021
Arohan Financial receives “Great Place to Work” Accolade One of the leading NBFC-MFIs in India, Arohan Financial Services Limited (“Arohan Financial Services”) gets Great Place to Work-Certified™ [twice in a row] by the Great Place read more
01Apr
2021
Arohan announces a revised lending rate of 20.01% Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a revised lending rate of 20.01% for its flagship loan suite Saral, as well as, its product loan. The change is effective from April 1, 2021, and benefits over 2.21 million customers, almost 98% of whom are women representing the read more
02Mar
2021
Arohan announces a revised lending rate of 20.18%

Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a revised lending rate of 20.18% for its flagship loan suite Saral, as well as, its product loan. The change is effective fromMarch 2, 2021, and benefits over 2.21 million customers, almost 98% of whom are women representing the bottom of the read more

15Feb
2021
Article by Milind Nare in The Economic Times | Rise on the resurgence of NBFC-MFIs post COVID-19 read more
01Jan
2021
Arohan lowers its lending rate to 20.10% W.E.F January 1, 2021

Kolkata, January 1, 2021: Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a revised, lower lending rate of 20.10% for its flagship loan suite Saral, as well as, its product loan. The change is effective from January 1, 2021, and benefits over 2.21 million customers, almost read more

01Dec
2020
The importance of Digital Signature in NBFC-MFI Sector – An article by Anirudh Thakur for CIO Insider India

Mr. Anirudh Thakur, Head – Legal, Compliance & Company Secretary, Arohan Financial Services Limited, part of the Aavishkaar Group, writes about the importance of Digital Signature in the NBFC-MFI Sector, for CIO Insider India.


In the article he talks about the need and read more

23Nov
2020
Arohan announces revised lending rate of 20.49% W.E.F November 23, 2020

Kolkata, September 30: Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a revised, lower lending rate of 20.49% for its flagship loan suite Saral, as well as, its product loan. The change is effective from November 23, 2020 and benefits over 2.3 million customers, over 96% o read more

01Oct
2020
Arohan announces revised lending rate of 20.56% W.E.F October 1, 2020

Kolkata, September 30: Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a revised, lower lending rate of 20.56% for its flagship loan suite Saral, as well as, its product loan. This is a 19 bps drop from its previous lending rate of 20.75%. The change is effective from Octob read more

20Aug
2020
Arohan announces a revised lending rate W.E.F August 20, 2020

Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a revised lending rate of 20.75% for its flagship loan suite Saral, as well as, its product loan. The change is effective from August 20, 2020 and benefits around 2.3 million customers representing the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid.

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30July
2020
Scope of Mobile App in the age of shifting customer goalposts in the microfinance sector – An article by Harshavardan Patnaik for CIO Insider India

Mr. Harsh Patnaik, SVP and Head of Central Operations & Alliance Business, Arohan Financial Services Limited, part of the Aavishkaar Group, writes about the scope of Mobile App in the age of shifting customer goalposts in the microfinance sector for CIO Insider India.


In read more

30July
2020
Arohan graded a top-notch MFI 1, the fourth year in a row

Arohan Financial Services Limited has been awarded the highest rated MFI 1 grade from CARE Ratings’ CARE Advisory Research and Training Ltd, based on the grading assignment conducted in the month of June, 2020. The grading is assigned on an 8-point scale with “MFI 1” being the hig read more

22June
2020
Arohan announces a revised lending rate W.E.F June 22, 2020

Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a revised lending rate of 20.59% for its flagship loan suite Saral, as well as, its product loan. The change is effective from June 22, 2020 and benefits around 2.3 million customers representing the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid.

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20June
2020
Arohan Financial Services Limited, the largest east-based NBFC-MFI, ranked 86th among India's Best Companies to Work For 2020

Arohan Financial Services Limited, part of the Aavishkaar Group, is pleased to announce that it has been identified among India’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2020 by the Great Place to Work®️ Institute. Arohan, among the leading NBFC-MFIs in the country and the largest based out read more

30May
2020
Emerging DMS Tech Trends to watch for in 2020 – An article by Arvind Murarka in CIO Review

Mr. Arvind Murarka, VP, Information Technology, Arohan, an Aavishkaar Group Company, authored an article on Emerging DMS Tech Trends to watch for in 2020 for CIO Review.


Published in the DMS special edition of the magazine, the article talks about the changing global macr read more

22Apr
2020
Arohan announces a revised lending rate W.E.F April 22, 2020

Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a revised lending rate of 20.49% on the fresh disbursements in Q1 FY21 due to the reduced average cost of borrowing of Q4 FY 20 for its flagship product Saral, as well as, its product loan. The change is effective from April 22, 2020 and benef read more

01Feb
2020
Arohan announces a revised lending rate W.E.F February 1, 2020

Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a revised lending rate of 20.65% for its customers availing the Saral and Product loans with effect from February 1, 2020. The change is effective for Arohan’s entire bucket of Saral loans along with the suite of product loans which benefits read more

01Jan
2020
Arohan announces a revised lending rate W.E.F January 1, 2020

Ushering the new calendar year, Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a subsidized lending rate of 20.55% for its customers availing the Saral and Product loans with effect from January 1, 2020. This is a decrease from the previous lending rate of 20.69%.

The change is e read more

01Oct
2019
Arohan announces a revised lending rate W.E.F October 1, 2019

Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a lending rate revision of 20.69% for its Saral and Product loans with effect from October 1, 2019. This is a decrease from the previous lending rate of 20.79%.

The change is effective for Arohan’s entire bucket of Saral loans alo read more

13Sep
2019
Arohan in talks with sovereign wealth funds, PEs to raise $200 million- Mint interviews MD Manoj Kumar Nambiar

In an exclusive interview with Mint, Manoj Kumar Nambiar, Managing Director, Arohan, part of The Aavishkaar Group, spoke extensively on how Arohan is in talks with sovereign wealth funds and PEs to raise USD 200 Million.

To read more: read more

24May
2019
How big data can optimise the microfinance sector

Manoj Nambiar, MD, Arohan as part of the Aavishkaar group's yearlong content partnership with Forbes India contributes the sixth story in the Forbes series, May Issue.

Titled ‘How big data can optimise the Microfinance sector’ the author talks about the uberisation of credit read more

01May
2019
Arohan Financial Services Lowers its lending rate with effect from 1st May, 2019 Arohan Financial Services Limited has announced a lower lending rate of 20.99% for its flagship loan product, Saral, as well as, all its financial and non-financial distribution products with effect from May 1, 2019. This is a 26 bps decrease from the present lending rate of 21.25% which w read more
23Jan
2019
Arohan announces a revised lending rate W.E.F January 21, 2019 Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a lending rate revision of 21.25% for its flagship loan product, Saral with effect from January 21, 2019. This is a 50 bps increase from the previous lending rate of 20.75%. This is in line with the RBI in respect of Margin and Qualifying Asse read more
21Nov
2018
Arohan announces a revised lending rate W.E.F November 21, 2018, third-best among NBFC-MFIs Arohan Financial Services Limited announces a lending rate revision of 20.75% for its flagship loan product, Saral with effect from November 21, 2018. This is a 5 bps increase from the previous lending rate of 20.70%. This is in line with the RBI in respect of Margin and Qualifying Ass read more
18Aug
2018
NDTV network interaction with Mr Manoj Nambiar on ‘The Quest for Digital Banking’

In an interaction on digital lending across businesses with Mr. Nikhil Inamdar of the NDTV network, Mr Manoj Nambiar, Managing Director, Arohan Financial Services Limited speaks about financ read more

13June
2018
Arohan Inducts Shri D.K Mittal as Independent Director and Chairman to the Board

Arohan Financial Services Limited, the leading NBFC-MFIs in India announced the induction of Shri DK Mittal, Ex-Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Government of India as Independent Chairman to its Board of Directors. As part of the Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group, Arohan is serv read more

01May
2018
Arohan announces a lower lending rate W.E.F May 1, 2018

Arohan Financial Services (P) Limited announced a lower lending rate of 20.75% for all its microfinance products except Premium. In effect from May 1, 2018, this change is a 24 bps cut from the earlier lending rate of 20.99%.

The rate revision will benefit lakhs of new custome read more

01Mar
2018
Arohan announces revised lending rate W.E.F March 1, 2018 Arohan Financial Services (P) Limited announced a lower lending rate of 20.99% for all its products except Premium. In effect from March 1, 2018, this change is a 21 bps cut from the present lending rate of 21.20%. The rate revision will benefit lakhs of new customers of Aroh read more
15Jan
2018
AROHAN REVISES LENDING RATE W.E.F JANUARY 16, 2018, SECOND BEST AMONG NBFC-MFIs

​​​​​​​​​Arohan Financial Services (P) Limited announces a lower lending rate of 21.20% for its flagship loan products, Saral and Bazaar with effect from January 16, 2017. This is a 102 bps cut from the present lending rate of 22.22% for Saral and 215 bps cut from read more

20Nov
2017
AROHAN REVISES LENDING RATE W.E.F NOVEMBER 20, 2017

Arohan Financial Services (P) Limited announces a lower lending rate of 22.22% for its flagship loan product, Saral, as well as, all its Cross-Sell products with effect from November 20, 2017. This is a 13 bps cut from the present lending rate of 22.35% which was effective from Oc read more

08Nov
2017
One Year Of Demonetisation - MFI Industry Recovering Slowly: An article in Business World On the eve of demonetisation, in an article published by the Business World, Mr. Manoj Kumar Nambiar, MD, Arohan Financial Services (P) Limited, spoke about the impact on the MFI Industry and the economy at large. read more
04Oct
2017
AROHAN REVISES LENDING RATE W.E.F OCTOBER 1, 2017

Arohan Financial Services Private Limited, has announced a lower lending rate of 22.35% from the present rate of 22.99% for its flagship micro loa read more

29Aug
2017
Flood relief by Arohan as part of its CSR programme. Incessant rains in July and August, 2017 have resulted in severe floods in Assam. Arohan, under its CSR programme, conducted a relief camp for the worst affected areas in Sonitpur district on August 28, 2017. A report by News 18. read more
23Jun
2017
Digital Inclusion and MFIs – An article by Manoj Kumar Nambiar in CIO Review Mr. Manoj Kumar Nambiar, MD, Arohan, part of the Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group writes about digital inclusion and MFIs for CIO Review. In the article Manoj talks about the ability to provide fi read more
03Jun
2017
Arohan to merge lending operations of promoter firm IntelleCash with itself Manoj Kumar Nambiar, MD, Arohan, made an exciting announcement about launching a new product line called Merchant Cash Advance (MCA), adding to our existing product range read more
18May
2017
Arohan Financial Services raises Rs 155.5 cr Arohan Financial Services, a city-based micro-finance institution (MFI), has raised Rs 155.5 crore from existing and new investors to support its expansion plans. "We have raised Rs 155.5 crore from existing and new investors to a read more
18May
2017
Arohan announced Rs 155 crore capital infusion from Denmark's Maj Invest and existing investors KOLKATA: Arohan Financial Services, part of the Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group, said it has raised Rs 156 crore to fund expansion plans. read more
26Apr
2017
Arohan Financial Services to enter MP and UP markets KOLKATA: Michael and Susan Dell-backed microfinance company, Arohan Financial Services is looking to start operation in the country’s two large economically backward states -- Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh -- in the second half of the year expecting the noise over non repayment of loa read more
22Apr
2017
Indian Microfinance industry will continue to demonstrate sustainable growth

The microfinance industry has seen tremendous growth over the past five years, growing at a 45% CAGR. It has witnessed rapid evolution with regulatory reforms post the Andhra Pradesh crisis in 2010 to regulate product, pricing and protection of customer interest.

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12Apr
2017
Microfinance for Water and Sanitation: Opportunities and Challenges for MFIs

Anant Jayant Natu, our Central Operations Head, writes an article with T.V.S Ravi Kumar, Senior Manager, MicroSave’s Country Development Programme Indonesia

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01Apr
2017
REVISED LENDING RATE W.E.F APRIL 1, 2017

Arohan Financial Services Private Limited announces a lower lending rate of 22.99% ( 200 bps cut from the present lending rate of 24.99% )  for its Saral Loan product catering to 96 % of the almost 7 lakh women customers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. This has b read more

25Jan
2017
Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group raises USD 25 Million from Triodos Investment Management and Shell Foundation

The Aavishkaar-Intellecap Group, a pioneer in impact investing and an instrumental entity of the impact investing ecosystem globally, today announced raising an equity round of USD $25 million led by Triodos

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28Jan
2015
Arohan MD Manoj Nambiar with RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Mr Raghuram Rajan met MFIN CEO Ms Ratna Vishwanathan and President (and Arohan MD) Mr Manoj Nambiar and discussed the nuances, the challenges and the way ahead for the MFI industry in India. read more
23Jun
2014
IFMR Capital announces country's first collateral bond obligation IFMR Capital, the Chennai based non-banking finance company (NBFC), today announced India's first collateralised bond obligation - the IFMR CBO I of Rs 98 crore, comprising multi-issuer pooled non-convertible debentures. Hinduja Leyland Finance, part of the Hinduja Group is one of the read more
03Oct
2013
Microlender Arohan raises $3.5M led by existing investors Arohan Financial Services Pvt Ltd has received a capital infusion of Rs 22 crore ($3.5 million) from three investors—existing stakeholders Aavishkaar Goodwell II and Michael & Susan Dell Foundation besides new private investor Swaminathan Anklesaria Aiyar. This is microfinance in read more
13Sep
2012
Unique consolidation in the microfinance industry Mumbai: IntelleCash Microfinance Network Co. Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of investment banking services and advisory firm Intellectual Capital Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd ( Intellecap ), has taken a controlling stake in Kolkata-based microlender Arohan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd through a serie read more

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