Piramal Retail Finance, a enterprise entity below Piramal Capital and Housing Finance, on Thursday mentioned it has made a foray into used-car financing and digital unsecured lending. The corporate is focusing on to develop the share of retail loans to about two-thirds of the ebook from 11% at current, and also will add different mortgage classes akin to training loans and small enterprise loans.
The lender is coming into into partnerships with varied individuals within the tech ecosystem. By Q4FY21, Piramal had gone stay with two fintech partnerships – with ZestMoney within the buy finance house and with CARS24 within the space of used-car financing. With these launches, Piramal Retail now presents seven merchandise – reasonably priced housing loans, mass prosperous housing loans, loans in opposition to property (LAP), secured small enterprise loans, buy finance, unsecured loans and used-car loans.
Jairam Sridharan, chief govt officer, Piramal Retail Finance, mentioned that the corporate has grown its product base fairly considerably and is pivoting to a multi-product retail lending technique somewhat than a purely residence loans-driven enterprise. “We wish to be among the many largest within the retail lending enterprise in India however in a accountable method and in a method proper for the client, not essentially pushed by steadiness sheet development intent,” he mentioned.
Throughout FY21, the lender has expanded its worker base to about 1,000 from 500, and it intends to double the quantity once more within the subsequent 12 months. Its presence has grown to 40 places from 14 in FY21 and it’s trying so as to add one other 10 places in three months. “Then the remainder is determined by what occurs on one of many inorganic transactions that we’re ready on. We began the yr with two merchandise and now have grown into seven merchandise and searching so as to add one other 4 within the subsequent twelve months,” Sridharan mentioned.
The Piramal group’s total lending ebook stands at about Rs 45,000 crore, of which Rs 5,000 crore, or 11%, is retail. The group has acquired the approval of the antitrust regulator to accumulate Dewan Housing Finance’s (DHFL) mortgage ebook. That ebook has additionally obtained a considerable retail portion and relying on when the transaction occurs and on how the accounting is completed, the share of retail will develop to the mid-40s, Sridharan mentioned.
“Our intent within the medium time period is to develop retail to about two-thirds of our monetary companies enterprise, with wholesale comprising the remainder. Though now we have launched lots of non-mortgage merchandise, with the DHFL acquisition, which is nearly solely a mortgage enterprise, our enterprise goes to grow to be very mortgage-heavy,” he mentioned. That’s the reason the corporate is eager to launch all its non-mortgage companies now in order that it has one thing to cross-sell to the big base of DHFL clients, he added.