What are MSME loans?

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Micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) loans are unsecured loans offered by several financial institutions to help entrepreneurs meet various business-related expenses. As per the Indian government and RBI, these loans are for certain business enterprises that fall under these categories:

Company (manufacturing or service provider)




Investment threshold

Less than Rs. 1 crore

Less than Rs. 10 crore

Less than Rs. 20 crore

Turnover threshold

Less than Rs. 5 crore

Less than Rs. 50 crore

Less than Rs. 100 crore

Aside from an MSME loan, financial institutions also offer these loans under several government schemes like:

  • Credit guarantee fund trust for micro and small enterprises (CGTMSE).
  • Prime Minister’s employment generation programme (PMEGP).
  • Micro unit development and refinance agency (MUDRA Loan).

MSME loans come with specific eligibility criteria, and business owners must meet all terms mentioned to avail of the benefits. Bajaj Finance offers MSME loans of up to Rs. 55 lakh to help enterprises meet their immediate funding requirements. It comes with minimum eligibility and documentation requirements to simplify loan processing. This loan is available at affordable interest rates and can be repaid over a flexible tenure. With Bajaj Finance, businesses can opt to part-prepay or foreclose the loan account before the tenure ends at nominal charges.

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Frequently asked questions

What do you mean by MSME?

MSME means micro, small, and medium enterprises. They are businesses that have a certain limit of investment and turnover, depending on the sector they belong to.

What are a few examples of MSMEs?

Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) encompass businesses such as local shops, small manufacturing units, family-owned businesses, and service-oriented ventures like restaurants, salons, and consultancy firms.