Non-bank lenders’ asset growth will jump to a four-year high of 11-12 per cent this fiscal, a ratings agency said on Monday.
The non-bank finance companies (NBFCs) segment has witnessed three consecutive years of constrained asset growth due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the growth coming at 5 per cent in FY22, Crisil Ratings said.
However, its deputy chief ratings officer Krishnan Sitaraman said that even as the asset growth jumps to double digits, it will still be lower than the pre-pandemic levels which witnessed a 20 per cent growth during the three years to FY19.
“Intense competition from banks and the rising interest rate scenario will limit the competitiveness of NBFCs in certain segments, leading them to focus on higher-yield segments for growth,” he said.
Vehicle finance, which constitutes nearly half of the assets for NBFCs, will grow at 11-13 per cent in FY23, as against 3-4 per cent in FY22 and FY21, the agency said.
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