Capital Trust Limited (Capital Trust), a digitally enabled non-banking finance company (NBFC), specialising in providing income generating micro business loans in tier 3-5 regions, today announced that it has entered into PTC (Pass Through Certificates) transaction with U GRO Capital Limited, a technology focused small business lending platform.
This is the first time U GRO Capital and Capital Trust have come together for a PTC transaction of about INR 280 million, with amortisation of the pool tenure of 20 months. The instrument is rated BBB+ by ICRA Limited. The tie up will allow Capital Trust to enhance its liquidity and build a strong capital base. The loans underlying the pool will have monthly instalments with original maturity of up to 3 years. With this tie up, Capital Trust will be able to expand its credit portfolio of income generating micro loans among rural India’s underserved population.
Commenting on this development, Mr. Yogen Khosla, Chairman and Managing Director, Capital Trust Limited, said, “This transaction is in line with Capital Trust’s balance sheet light business growth model and will help the company expand its lending portfolio at a faster pace without additional burden on the books of the company. The arrangement will enable Capital Trust to expand its digital lending footprint to Tier 3-5 regions primarily in Northern India. The company will continue to enter into such tie ups in near term which will help in building a strong capital base with high liquidity.”