Women Borrowers Increases Faster than Male Borrowers – Credit Applications

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Women Borrowers Increases Faster than Male Borrowers – Credit Applications

On the noteworthy occasion of International Women’s Day, we have been digging out much more achievements of women in the current trend. The women in India have already surpassed male counterparts in things such as taking loans from official sources such as banks and NBFCs. One of the leading credit bureaus namely TransUnion has recently conducted a study on the CIBIL scores and credit card applications in India.

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The study indicates that India has observed a 48 percent development in the credit applications among women borrowers in the period between 2015 and 2018. On the other hand, we can witness a sluggish growth of 35 percent among the male borrowers. It is a well-known fact that the best credit score can definitely aid consumers to acquire access to great credit offers at a rapid pace. Moreover, the CIBIL score helps the consumers to get loans with much ease. Usually, the lenders look forward to the customers whose CIBIL score is more than 750.

According to the report, there are more than 8.6 million new-to-credit women borrowers who have opened new loan accounts every year from 2015 till 2018. Most of the women who opened new loan accounts are from the states such as Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.

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Harshala Chandorkar, COO of TransUnion CIBIL told one of the prestigious media website as “We expect further growth in credit demand by women borrowers in future based on multiple factors such as rise in education of women, increasing consumption of consumer durables in tier I and tier II markets and an increase in the number of working women.”

There is an increase at 56.4 million accounts in those who applied for Gold loans despite witnessing a fall by 13 percent in the year 2018. After the gold loans, there is an increase in the percentage of business loans. On the other hand, there is a major increase in the demands of women for consumer loans, 2-wheeler loans, personal loans and more. All the demands of women have been enhancing year-on-year. There is a growth of 31 percent, 19 percent, and 14 percent between the years 2017 and 2018 respectively.

An interesting fact is that the average CIBIL score among the women enhanced with age. The women whose age is below 35 years had a minimum credit score of 773 while the women whose age is ranging between 35 to 45 years had maintained a score of 776. The women whose age is above 45 years have the leading average CIBIL score of 785. In India, the average CIBIL score of all women consumers is more than 770 which is good progress in the male-dominated nation.

Published by Sujatha Reddy on 08 Mar 2019

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