Pursuant to the Notification issued by the Reserve Bank of India by its Circular No.RBI/2006-07/138 DNBS (PD) CC No.80/03.10.042/2005-06 dated September 28, 2006, M Power Micro Finance Pvt Ltd (referred to as the “Company”) has formulated this Fair Practices Code to lay down the following procedures/practices in dealing with the business transactions.
Loan Application Forms include necessary information, which affects the interest of the borrower, so that a meaningful comparison with the terms and conditions offered by other NBFCs can be made and informed decision can be taken by the borrower. The loan application form indicates the documents required to be submitted with the application form.
The Company would give acknowledgement for receipt of all loan applications. The time frame within which loan applications shall be disposed of is also indicated in the acknowledgement.
The Company shall convey in writing or otherwise to the borrower the amount of loan sanctioned along with the terms and conditions including annualized rate of interest and other applicable charges in an transparent manner and method of application thereof. The Company shall keep the acceptance of these terms and conditions by the borrower on its record.
The Company shall give notice to the borrower of any change in the terms and conditions including disbursement schedule, interest rates, service charges, prepayment charges etc. The Company shall also ensure that changes in interest rates and charges are effected only prospectively.
Decision to recall/accelerate payment or performance under the agreement shall be in consonance with the loan agreement.
The Company shall release all securities on repayment of all dues or on realization of the outstanding amount of loan, subject to any legitimate right or lien for any other claim the Company may have against the borrower. If such right of set off is to be exercised, the borrower shall be given notice about the same with full particulars about the remaining claims and the conditions under which the Company is entitled to retain the securities till the relevant claim is settled / paid.
The Company shall furnish a copy of the loan agreement along with a copy each of all enclosures quoted in the loan agreement to all the borrowers at the time of sanction / disbursement of loans.
The Company shall refrain from interference in the affairs of the borrower except for the purposes provided in the terms and conditions of the loan agreement (unless new information, not earlier disclosed by the borrower, has come to the notice of the Company).
In case of receipt of request from the borrower for transfer of borrowal account, the consent or otherwise i.e. the Company’s objection, if any, shall be conveyed within 21 days from the date of receipt of request. Such transfer shall be as per transparent contractual terms in consonance with law.
In the matter of recovery of loans, the company shall not resort to undue harassment viz. persistently bothering the borrowers at odd hours, use of muscle power for recovery of loans, etc.
Grievances, if any, in connection with this Code shall be addressed to K V.Balaji Business head M Power Microfinance P ltd. B 212, Arjun Complex, Station road, Govandi East, Mumbai.