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Determinants of repayment performance in micro finance programmes in Malaysia

Nawai, Norhaziah and Mohd Shariff, Mohd Noor (2013) Determinants of repayment performance in micro finance programmes in Malaysia. In: 2nd Applied International Business Conference (AIBC2013), 7 – 8 December 2013, Labuan School of International Business and Finance, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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This paper analyses the repayment performance in microfinance programmes in Malaysia that applies in individual lending approach.The research framework of this study is built by four factors namely individual/borrower factors, firm/business factors, loan factors and institutional/lender factors as independent variables and repayment performance either paid on time, delinquent and default as dependent variables.The study used mixed methodology, combining between quantitative and qualitative data through questionnaire survey, in-depth interviews, published and unpublished reports.The data of this study is gathered from 401 respondents in Peninsular Malaysia through multistage random sampling.The data is analysed by descriptive analysis and multinomial logit model.Meanwhile, for qualitative data, a total of 21 respondents (7 respondents who paid on time, 7 respondents who delinquent and 7 respondents who default) were selected randomly and structured interviews with 6 MFI’s State Managers.The results show that in terms of borrower characteristics, only microentrepreneur’s religious education level is statistically significant in the relationship between delinquent and good borrowers and between default and good borrowers.Whereas, in firm/business characteristics, the result shows that distance, business formality and total sales are statistically significant.The finding shows that total loan received, loan type and repayment schedule are the loan characteristics that affect microentrepreneur’s loan repayment.In terms of institutional/lender characteristics, the finding shows that loan monitoring is statistically significant in the relationship between delinquent and good borrowers.This study contributes significantly to the knowledge of microfinance programme at large, wherein it explains the factors affecting repayment performance and repayment performance plays an important role to ensure that MFIs can continue providing microfinance to the microentrepreneurs without depending on subsidies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-967-0521-26-8 Organized by: Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
Uncontrolled Keywords: repayment performance, individual lending, microfinance, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Mohd Noor Mohd Shariff
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 01:29
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 01:29
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17956

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