Banks to launch first phase of customer outreach loan initiative on Oct 3

NEW DELHI: The state-owned banks and several private sector financial entities are gearing up to launch first phase of 'customer outreach initiative' covering 250 districts on October 3, for providing loans to retail customers and MSMEs to meet festival time needs. During four-day period beginning October 3, loans will be provided for retail, agriculture, vehicle, home, MSME, education and personal needs of consumers.
This is part of the systematic bank reform process which envisioned taking banks to doorsteps and increasing ease of customer access and delivery of services, sources added.

During the annual performance review earlier this month, public sector banks decided to undertake outreach exercise in identified 400 districts. Later, private sector too expressed their willingness to join the initiative.

These camps will provide a one stop destination for MSMEs, small retail businesses  ..