EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

A Study of the Non-Banking Finance Companies in India

Rajeswari Sengupta (), Lei Lei Son () and Harsh Vardhan ()
Additional contact information
Lei Lei Son: Asian Development Bank
Harsh Vardhan: SP Jain Institute of Management & Research

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India

Abstract: In late 2018, the default by a major non-banking financial company (NBFC) in India led to a credit crunch in the Indian economy. The crisis raises questions about the business model of the NBFCs, and the role they play alongside banks in the economy. In this paper we analyse the evolution of the NBFC sector in India over time and its importance in extending credit and discusses the factors that may have contributed to the 2018 crisis. We attempt to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the business model of NBFCs, and the drivers of their rapid rise and subsequent challenges in recent years. We also briefly discuss the potential impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the NBFC sector. Drawing lessons from the past, NBFCs need to be strengthened to play an important role in India's financial landscape.

Keywords: Non-banking financial company; financial intermediation; financial regulation; systemic risk; liquidity crunch (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G01 G23 G28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23 pages
Date: 2022-06
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-fdg and nep-pay
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.igidr.ac.in/pdf/publication/WP-2022-009.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ind:igiwpp:2022-009

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Shamprasad M. Pujar ().

 
Page updated 2022-10-03
Handle: RePEc:ind:igiwpp:2022-009