Collateral is an asset, having a measurable financial value, that you can borrow against. Assets like real estate, machinery, vehicles, even stocks and shares can be pledged to avail a loan. However, if you are unable to repay the loan, the lender has the right to assume permanent possession of the asset and liquidate it to recover the outstanding amounts.
On the other hand, collateral-free loans do not require you to pledge any asset as security. It brings peace of mind and opens up unlimited opportunities. One can avail collateral-free loans for various purposes. Such loans can help you meet business goals as well as personal needs like higher education, medical emergencies, marriage expenses, etc.
Small business and MSME enterprises can obtain the collateral free loan from banks under various schemes promoted by the Government to boost Entrepreneurship and small businesses in India. Some the popular collateral free loan schemes offered by the Government are the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises (CGTMSE Scheme) and MUDRA loan scheme. Under the CGTMSE scheme, loan of up to Rs.1 crore is provided for Entrepreneurs without any collateral security. Under the MUDRA loan scheme loan of up to Rs.10 lakhs is provided for setting up and operating of micro and small enterprises in the manufacturing, processing, trading and service sector.